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RFP: I Need Your Feedback

I need your help.  No, seriously.  This blog has been going strong for almost eight months, what with over 60 posts (each running 500 words or more).  I started it as a kind of personal experiment, with me hoping to engage both my interests and your interests.  Because my day-to-day life is somewhat repetitive and … Continue reading

RFP: Worst Movie Ever–And I Loved It

Generally, I try to avoid bad movies. If you read this blog regularly, then you might have caught my post on things to look out for, namely mockbusters, breast implants, Rob Schneider, and several bad directors. At the bottom of the list, I mentioned a 2003 film called The Room—a film so bad that it … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Less Is More…Right?

A&E NEWS: July 24 – July 30, 2011 CGI NIPPLES: In the past twenty years, CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) has been a dominant presence in the movie business. From Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park to Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Green Lantern, there’s been no escaping the rampant use of computer trickery. But aliens, … Continue reading

RFP: Fail Log—My Story Of Professional Rejection

Rejection is the pits. Whether you’re rejected by a significant other, a friend, a family member, or even a pet, there’s no escaping how completely lousy the experience is. Your self-confidence? Gone. Your sense of self worth? Right out the window. But what about professional rejection? What about when your choice of career is a … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Blink And You’ll Miss It–Sean Bean’s Death, That Is

A&E NEWS: July 10 – July 16, 2011 DR. HARRY POTTER: It’s been a big week for Harry Potter, what with the release of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—Part 2.  But the young wizard has made news this week for more than just his cinematic efforts.  According to an article in … Continue reading

RFP: From Punk Rawk To Gaga–A Discordant Mix

Music is serious business.  The music you listen to says a lot about the kind of person you are: your values, beliefs, hopes, desires, and fears.  For some of us, music plays a fundamental part in our lives—not simply reflecting who we are, but shaping who we will become.  Unsurprisingly, many people take it very … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Gonna Skin Me Some Rabbits

A&E NEWS: July 3 – July 9, 2011 CAPTAIN CENSORED: The United States is its own biggest fan.  Ask any American which country is the best country, and they’ll likely respond, “why, America, of course.”  Ask anyone else, and America is likely low on the list.  Which might explain why Russia, Ukraine, and South Korea … Continue reading

RFP: Overlooked—The Best A&E You Likely Missed

Part 3 (of 3) This week marks the end of a three-part series on the best arts and entertainment that has been consistently overlooked time and time again.  We’ve gone from children’s television to adult-themed film, and are now finding our final resting-place with my favourite medium, the novel. In the first week, I recommended … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Two Cups Of Crazy

A&E NEWS: June 26 – July2, 2011 CHARLIE SHEEN: I think I’ve been up front with my feelings about actor-turned-lunatic Charlie Sheen.  His debacle with CBS, his mad ravings during interviews, and his curious “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option” tour have all forever confirmed the truth that wealth and celebrity status … Continue reading

RFP: Overlooked—The Best A&E You Likely Missed

Part 2 (of 3) Last week I began a three-part series on the best of Arts and Entertainment.  But there was a small catch—it was a list of the best A&E that has been overlooked time and time again.  The reasons for such oversights are many and usually complicated, but are also worth consideration. In … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Sexy Coffee Death For Harry Potter

A&E NEWS: June 19 – June 25, 2011 POTTERMORE: Last week, Harry Potter fans were aflutter with anticipation for whatever the mysterious Pottermore might be.  And that was just it—no one knew what it was.  This past Thursday, however, British author J. K. Rowling announced that her seven Harry Potter novels will finally be available … Continue reading

RFP: Overlooked—The Best A&E You Likely Missed

Part 1 (of 3) In the world of Arts and Entertainment, the “Best of the Best” is often hard to miss.  After all, with countless “Top 10” lists published in magazines, newspapers, and blogs, we rarely need to go out of our way to look for the best novels, films, TV series, and so on.  … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: Strong Words From Samuel L. Jackson

A&E NEWS: June 12 – June 18, 2011 JURASSIC REBOOT: I first saw Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park when I was nine-years-old, and it scared the hell out of me, which, in turn, was why I loved the hell out of it.  Granted, it’s two sequels were lesser films (the third significantly so), but I enjoyed … Continue reading

RFP: I Can Relate–A Bibliophile’s Confession

Do you ever feel that you can relate to the characters in the books you read?  Me too.  It’s one of the main pleasures in reading fiction, and something that most of us who enjoy reading can testify to. Of course, not everyone values character-to-reader relatability. Apparently, “any dipshit can relate to a character in … Continue reading

The 168 Turnaround: We’re Havin’ Us A Book Burnin’!

THIS WEEK: June 5 – June 11, 20011 THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II: If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, then you know that I’m not a big fan of Dutch film writer and director Tom Six, a man whom most of you know as having been the mastermind behind the popular horror film, The … Continue reading

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