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BLASFOME is an irreverence towards any dogmatic
thought process that places limits on our personal
freedoms and beliefs.

These are our thoughts.

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America continues to discover, capture, and export imagination. Though this valued resource is processed into a variety of forms, cinema is the substance that grants the greatest wealth. Consumed by the megaplex, it’s enjoyed the world over by people of all ages Leave a comment
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Why do we fall? Once upon a time Thomas Wayne asked his son the same question. It all began in gothic Gotham. Painted with a cyberpunk stroke, artist Christopher Nolan shed old light on new shadows. Ra’s Al Ghul was introduced as both Bruce Wayne’s sensei and adversary. Following his demise the stygian skies struck a smile, the Joker showed how serious the locals were. So much so that he turned the heart of Harvey Dent, and the shade of the chivalrous hero 1 Comment
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Last week was All-Star Week, baseball’s mid-season extravaganza. Pittsburgh fans had a lot to be excited about going into the break. Their Pirates were in a potential post-season position, an effort not realized since 1992. It’s taken them twenty years to outlive the Barry Bonds trade and earn consideration. Perhaps it’s the new stadium; perhaps it’s the Power of Zoltan; or maybe something else 1 Comment
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With age comes wrinkles, and if you’re lucky, wisdom. Although enlightenment has passed me by for the most part, that which has dawned on me I’m more than willing to share. This week I’d like to do exactly that by filtering my findings through the film, Good Will Hunting Leave a comment
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As a lifelong fan of Marvel Comics I’d eagerly anticipated Peter Parker’s reboot. As a lifelong loner I find it easy to relate to the web-slinger. Now I’m no scientist, nor am I a wise-cracking ass-kicker. However, my life does contain two key elements of the Spidey story: a wise man and a beautiful woman Leave a comment
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The Asian invasion continues this week with yet another animated adventure from the land of the rising sun. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Complete) is not only an intense title, it is the cinematic sequel to an incredible video game. The game arrived in the late 90’s and told the story of an amnesiac youth enlisted against his will to save a dying planet. The film arrived a decade later and continued this tale about a troubled mind and a sick civilization Leave a comment
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Once upon a time My Life at the Movies was primarily concerned with being current. Following in the footsteps of every other film critic I itched to cover what was cool. Like bubblegum pop stars I chewed on the common cud because I didn’t know what else to do. Aeon’s Flight changed everything. In the months following its inception I’ve been able to truly discuss life and the movies I love 1 Comment
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At first I planned to entitle this piece, “Summer Love.” It seemed fitting considering the movie I was employing. Things changed. Not the focal film, but the title as you can see. Why? Not for fear I’d inspire scorn from my audience, but rather because summer love is fleeting. Seasonal affection falls like leafs. Once it gets a little cold lovers struggle to hold onto the branches they believed in Leave a comment
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“You’re not a bad person. You’re a terrific person. You’re my favorite person, but every once in a while you can be a real cunt.” The above remains one of my favorite lines in movie history Leave a comment
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Many people dislike the Star Wars prequels, and they see no reason as to why they should. They’re biased. Meaning, they lean a certain way and are thus unable to successfully entertain an opposing perspective. This idea of “bias” is integral to the second prequel, Attack of the Clones. Therein every character is affected negatively because of their prejudice Leave a comment