Star Wars Episode VII: Now Starring Human Beings!

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I’ve long maintained that a new Star Wars film may not be the greatest idea, and I’ve grown increasingly bored by the nonstop reporting of non-news surrounding J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII. However, today we at last have real news, as the official cast was announced for the Internet to devour and go crazy over, despite the fact they’re probably just going to be angry at the final product when it comes out next year. Even so, when an image like the one above is released—showing the old favorites sitting in the same room as a group of talented young’uns—it’s hard to not get a little excited. For the first time in this entire process, I consider myself interested. Continue reading

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Viewing Diary: 4/28/14

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Another week, another viewing diary! This week we’ve got RZA chaining a woman to a rocket, Tom Hardy driving in a car, and a bloodily intense indie that has been turning a lot of heads in the last year. Plus, another version of Jesus Christ Superstar, a brief look back at one of the best films ever made, and the recent release of The Raid 2 inspires me to revisit its predecessor. Happy viewing, all! I hope to finally have a non-diary post up later this week. Continue reading

Viewing Diary: 4/21/14

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Welcome to week two of The Screen Addict. Things are really going to get rolling this week, and we’ll start off with a new viewing diary. You’ll notice this is much smaller than the one I led with last week, but this is probably what a more normal installment is going to look like. (I don’t watch dozens of movies every week, fortunately/unfortunately.) As was the case before, I’ll look at both new releases and other miscellaneous stuff I’ve watched in the past week. This may be the only blog post you’ll ever read that discusses both Transcendence and a direct-to-video production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Continue reading

Viewing Diary: 04/17/2014

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Hello, and welcome to The Screen Addict! This is my new blog that will cover the same basic topics as my previous site CinemaSlants, but in a slightly different way. As you may or may not know, my last blog was very much focused on individual reviews. This will not be the case with The Screen Addict, which will be a better fit with my new schedule. (Though I may still do an individual review if I see something early.) This site will feature occasional essays and reactions to news in the entertainment/media world, as well as weekly viewing diaries, which I hope to put up every Monday. Most viewing diaries will only have a few items, but for this first post I thought it’d be a good idea to cover a lot of the things I’ve seen in the past couple weeks. Continue reading