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Gratitude

What ‘Hollywood Journal’ is grateful for…

Ashley Ballard – My beautiful family, the love and support we share, health, joy, laughter, strength, our talents and the freedom to share them! Jaime Becker – My family. Duh. Such a cliche, right? Better yet I should say I […]

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The Lone Ranger: Unmasked

I was going to write a review of The Lone Ranger, but I am sure you have read enough of them. Perhaps we can do something a bit more positive: If it didn’t succeed, how can we learn from that? […]

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Kryptonite: Superman’s true strength

Kryptonite is what makes Superman, well, super! No, not just that green crystalline stuff that is a remnant from his dying planet. The concept of Kryptonite – the weakness it creates. The struggle it engenders. The mounds and tonnage of […]

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A Godfather bet: one you still can’t refuse, conceptually speaking

I’ll make you an offer you still can’t refuse, even after 40 years. After reading this, go ahead: bet someone that they can’t tell you the true concept at the core of The Godfather movies. I’ve never lost this bet. […]

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‘The Shining’ and the ‘Room 237’ Code

With the theatrical release of the movie Room 237 probing the many real and fantastical interpretations of The Shining, I couldn’t resist doing some concept modeling on The Shining itself for two reasons: (1) The Shining is a good example […]