The 1992 film FEED from Kevin Rafferty & James Ridgeway is some essential "Culture Jamming." I couldn't find any of it on YouTube just now but maybe someone else will have more luck. For the young 'uns out there, try and imagine a time where you DIDN'T have constant access to all sorts of video gaffes by politicians, so… » 3/04/13 9:32pm 3/04/13 9:32pm

Correct. She took an "Abramsverse" Engineering Red minidress, ripped it up to go Mirror (which has yet to be established in the "Abramsverse") and then added Trill spots (ditto.) She was very aware that what she was doing had yet to be established in canon - a divisive move among some Trek cosplayers (but one I… » 8/14/12 10:43am 8/14/12 10:43am

The time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed worked better as an…

During Hollywood's golden era, it was common for a picture (they called 'em pictures back then) to be based on a popular stage play. It still happens, but rarely. The biggest and most visible movies are based on comic books these days (they called 'em graphic novels back then, they'll say of us) but maybe we're about… » 1/27/12 9:05am 1/27/12 9:05am

Beasts of the Southern Wild is beautiful, operatic and filled with…

The Beasts of the Southern Wild is very much one of the most buzzed films at Sundance right now. Everyone either loves it or respects it greatly. Whether or not this movie about a young girl facing a flood and terrible hog-monsters catches on with a wider audience remains to be seen — but I feel confident saying that… » 1/24/12 1:27pm 1/24/12 1:27pm

Robot and Frank is the next great science fiction indie

In the movies, technology is usually represented one of two ways: a hallelujah-worthy miracle or a soul-deadening trespass on the natural order of things. Robot and Frank, a film receiving near-unanimous praise at the Sundance Film Festival, is smart enough to know better. Technology, like everything in life, isn't… » 1/23/12 7:00am 1/23/12 7:00am