Monthly Archives: September 2013

Requested Review: Primer

Primer poster

In the first of what I hope are many reviews of requested materials, I’ve decided to take a look at the cult sci-fi film known as Primer.

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Doctor Who Review: Bad Wolf / Parting of the Ways

 

 

 Bad Wolf Title CardParting of the Ways title card

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Doctor Who Reviews: The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances

Empty Child Title CardDoctor Dances Title Card

As we continue onward, let’s look at one of the fan-favorites of the new series.  

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Doctor Who Reviews: Dalek

Dalek Title Card

Jumping ahead a couple of episodes, let’s take a look at the sixth episode of the series, “Dalek”.  Apart from being the re-introduction of the titular monsters, this episode is in my view the first truly great one of the series, despite still having a share of flaws.

With that said, just how great is it on its own?  Let’s find out.

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Why Is Good Comedy Difficult?

the comedy zone

“Dying is easy, Comedy is hard.”

Odds are you’ve heard this expression in one form or another at some point in your life.  It’s a generally accepted idea among those who work in comedy that it is one of the most difficult things to convey.  I got myself to thinking (as I usually do) about why this is.  My general conclusion is that it is not one but a number of factors that make comedy particularly daunting.

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