Category Archives: Scattered Thoughts

Tangential and meandering thoughts on film in all its forms.

Scattered Thoughts: In Defence of Live Free or Die Hard

With Len Wiseman releasing Total Recall next week, I thought I’d take a look at his last reboot of a classic action movie, the extremely divisive Live Free or Die Hard. As many have guessed from the title, I fall … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Avengers, Justice League, and why superhero team-ups actually mean something

With the Avengers laying absolute waste to box office records around the world, it got me thinking about superhero crossovers in general. Personally, I’ve always been fascinated by them, no matter how bizarre or arbitrary they may seem to outsiders. … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Top 5 Sword Fights

With the passing of the great Bob Anderson, the swordmaster whose work has graced films such as Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings series, I thought it’d be nice to maybe celebrate the Top 5 Sword fights. First, … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Heroism and Sexuality

Every once in a while, usually in art associated with comic books or video games, I come across an image that stirs something in me. Generally, it’s a sort of shudder, a cringe at being associated with something crass or … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Sequels Part II – The Sequel

Earlier, SBM tried to delve into what made great sequels such a special and rare beast. Here, we’ll look at why so many fail. It should be obvious that the motivations that drive sequels into production are not exclusively artistic … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Sequels

Summer is upon us, and we all know what that means: sequels, and lots of them. So with that in mind, SBM will be looking at how some writers and filmmakers manage the miracle of a satisfying and compelling sequel. … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: The Social Network & Misogyny

With the Academy Awards just around the corner, I thought I’d take a look at the major complaint dogging one of the frontrunners. If one criticism has been lobbed consistently towards the much ballyhooed The Social Network, it’s that Aaron … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Football Fan's Lament

As a self-proclaimed nerd, I’m hardly averse to over indulging my curios and fascinations. Generally, I’m capable of offering myself some sort of half-baked rationalization. As frivolous as it may seem to others, I genuinely believe the hours I spend … Continue reading

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Scattered Thoughts: Toy Story

Toy Story 3 was released on DVD and Blu Ray recently, and the story is more or less already written. Building on more than a decade of good will and countless rave reviews, Pixar has its biggest hit yet and … Continue reading

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