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The Hanson Brothers are tough to replace

The Hanson Brothers are tough to replace

Hollywood writers still can’t come up with any good or new ideas. Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past 30 years, you have either seen or heard of Slapshot. Slapshot is, you guessed it, a hockey movie. It’s a classic, full of dirty humor. The Charlestown Chiefs are about to disband because the mill that runs the local economy is shutting down. Player-coach Reggie Dunlop (legend Paul Newman) tells the team they’re being moved to Florida and hilarity ensues. Here are a few reasons why this movie CANNOT be remade. Continue Reading

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So who is the best director of the  last ten or so years??? Before an examination can be started or a decision made, one must establish some ground rules. What makes a good director?  Should decisions be based on box office smashes? How about the ability to tell a convincing and realistic story? Or how about the number of Academy Awards the director’s films win or are nominated for.

I will use these three categories as my rubric (teacher reference!!) for grading the best directors of the last ten or so years. So who could it be??? I have decided to pick three directors that I feel are my top contenders. The contenders are: Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Christopher Nolan. Let the critiquing begin…. Continue Reading