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Archer

April 19th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Archer, Sterling Archer. The new (cartoon) face of espionage/action flicks has a name other than James Bond. The recent brain child of  Adam Reed, Archer is a tv series that caters to the entertainment aficionados who enjoy a great spy show every once in a while. It can be characterized as a spoof on James [...]

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An age-old classic…

April 18th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

…The Simpsons, i’m referring to the Simpsons–the show that I watched continuously as a young child, through my awkward teen years, even now. it’s been a life-changing show, really. I hold all other cartoons up to the simpsons standard. crass humor, rudimentary drawings, bright colors, the list goes on. but really, i am hard-pressed to [...]

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RIO in 3-D

April 18th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · No Comments · Uncategorized

My expectations for Rio were high after watching the colorful and somewhat humorous trailer for the film, and because of the fact that it was playing at the Apollo IN 3-D! Upon watching the film, however, I was not left in awe of the spectacular visuals, jumping out at me (the 3-D aspect kinda sucked), [...]

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Sita Sings the blues

April 18th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · No Comments · Uncategorized

Sita Sings the Blues

Follow the link to uncover the magic that is Sita Sings the Blues, based on the Hindu epic The Ramayana. The story chronicles the lives of Rama, a Hindu god-turned-avatar who is sent to earth by the gods to set the cosmos in order and to rid the world of the evil [...]

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The Iron Giant

March 20th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Cute and emotionally uplifting, The Iron Giant was a pleasure to see. While watching it, I couldn’t help but notice that it had a similar plot to Spielberg’s E.T. yet it became something that E.T. did not. In E.T. there was a reciprocity of learning between the alien and the boy, however in the Iron [...]

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The Hungry Cave gave me goose bumps

March 9th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Upon reading “The Hungry Cave” from the Tales from the Grave series, I marveled at the effect it had upon me. I enjoyed the short, yet suspenseful, storyline, as well as the dark and convincing images in each panel. When I had finished, I was surprised to find that it was originally distributed in color. [...]

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Orientalism abounds in the Spirit

March 7th, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · No Comments · Uncategorized

I suppose I really should not be surprised that Orientalism is included in Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Several things strike me as not so politically correct in this graphic novel, like his sidekick Ebony White. The presence of Orientalism, however, does surprise me a bit, because when this was published (in 1948), the ‘Orient’, or [...]

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DC: The New Frontier

March 2nd, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · No Comments · Uncategorized

Upon reading volume one of DC: The New Frontier, I immediately set out to find the next installment. At first I disliked the style of the illustrations, but after getting used to it and upon learning more about the context of the comic book (such as approximate time period, and scope of plot) I felt [...]

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Hello world!

February 21st, 2011 by Jarvinen Amelia · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome to your blog. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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