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EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

EMBLIDGE INSIGHT: Wesley vs. the 2013 Oscar Nominations

By Wesley Emblidge

January 10, 2013

Every year, the Academy Award nominations disappoint, upset and anger many moviegoers (myself included) with mostly predictable picks that honor the most Oscar-buzzed movies of the year, rather than the best movies of the year. I’ve ranted about this subject before in more detail, but for now, let’s ta...

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 ...

Horror Movies: Your Deranged Yet Delightful Friend in the Dark

Horror Movies: Your Deranged Yet Delightful Friend in the Dark

By Morgana Sidhom

November 8, 2012

The woman on the screen deliberately brushes her golden locks, unbeknownst that a cloaked man brandishing a dagger approaches with the same deliberation, laced with a murderous streak. The audience writhe in their seats eager to shield their eyes with the protective sheath of their sleeves, but unwilling...

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 ...

Charms of cast save “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

Charms of cast save “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

By Wesley Emblidge

March 8, 2012

The title “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” might seem to be some sort of metaphorical title, but in fact it’s exactly what the film centers on. The consultant (Emily Blunt) for a sheik in Yemen (Amr Waked) attempts to get help from a fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) on how they might introduce salmon into t...

The problem with the Oscars

The problem with the Oscars

By Wesley Emblidge

March 5, 2012

The Academy Awards are often regarded all over the world as the highest honor a filmmaker or actor or anyone in the film industry can be presented with. Every year, roughly 6,000 members The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote on what they believe were the best films, performances, and other ty...

In Theaters: 10/28/11

In Theaters: 10/28/11

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Welcome to the brand new Tam News column, "In Theaters," which once a week will inform you about the latest films in theaters and where's the best to see them. Bear in mind that unless I say so (such as with this week's "Like Crazy") I have not seen these films, I am simply making predictions. In Time Direct...

So you think you’re a ‘90s child?

So you think you’re a ‘90s child?

April 5, 2011

You may have been born in the 90s, but how much of the decade do you actually remember?  Take this quiz to find out. 1. On December 14, 1996, a Wal-Mart employee was trampled and was killed by customers as they fought to grab what popular toy? A. Furbies B. Polly Pocket C. Cabbage Patch Kids D....

Spring & Summer 2011 Movie Preview

Spring & Summer 2011 Movie Preview

By Wesley Emblidge

February 8, 2011

2010 was a somewhat disappointing year for movies. In the first half of the year, many movies that looked good (such as “Iron Man 2”) were big disappointments, along with generally awful movies, like “The Last Airbender.” The year got better in the winter and fall, but it was still nowhere ...

Two dimensions aren’t enough?

Two dimensions aren’t enough?

By Wesley Emblidge

December 14, 2010

In the final days of 2009, an event occurred that would cause movies to be ruined for months to come. What was it? “Avatar” was released into theaters. The film amazed millions of people as blue cat/human hybrids jumped around in trees in an obvious metaphor. Soon after, it became the highest gro...