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EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Support the VFX Protests

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Support the VFX Protests

By Wesley Emblidge

March 17, 2013

There were a lot of terrible things at the Academy Awards this year: Seth McFarlane’s “We Saw Your Boobs” song, the use of the “Jaws” theme to play people offstage, and “Skyfall” not winning best cinematography. But nothing could top the somewhat horrifying moment where, right after winning...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: The Ten Best Movies of 2012

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: The Ten Best Movies of 2012

By Wesley Emblidge

January 9, 2013

You know it’s been a particularly great year when choosing a top ten is this hard. 2011 was kind of a bore. My favorite movie of that year, “50/50,” wouldn’t even make my top 10 this year. It may just be that I got to see more films this year (over 150 new releases), but regardless, this feels...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. “The Hobbit” and 48 fps

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. “The Hobbit” and 48 fps

By Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2012

The way we see films is an ever changing, much debated, controversial topic. We’re in an age now where you can get any film instantly through the internet, where anyone can make a film if they have a cell phone and passion, and where film, in the most literal sense, is going away. Recently we’ve ...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. People Who Dislike Foreign Films

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. People Who Dislike Foreign Films

By Wesley Emblidge

October 25, 2012

As I was walking out of seeing “The Raid: Redemption” back in April, I overheard a man angrily say to the cashier at the box office, “I didn’t pay to read that movie.” Such a sentence is one of the single most insufferable things I’ve heard come out of a person’s mouth at a theater, and ...

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Texting in Movie Theaters and How Apple Might Force People to be Decent Human Beings

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Texting in Movie Theaters and How Apple Might Force People to be Decent Human Beings

By Wesley Emblidge

October 9, 2012

As an avid movie fan, there aren’t many things I hate as much as someone pulling their phone out in the middle of a movie. Using your phone during a movie is so disrespectful, it’s second only to jumping up in front of the screen and yelling at the entire audience about some other movie your friend saw last week t...