Lost Genre: Mad Dash

A Mad Dash is easily identified- it’s a comedy with a cast full of famous actors, celebrities, and comedians who are all frantically chasing after some prize. [...]

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Weekend Predictions: 11-7-08

Here we are, the first full weekend of November- the first weekend with a 4,000+ screen movie since The Dark Knight. [...]

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Lost Genre: Rip-off

So, a Rip-off is the cinematic equivalent of a burning bag of dog poop on your porch- you dive into it before you realize what’s really going on. Some people think it’s a great idea, others find it pretty crappy. [...]

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Lost Genre: Non-Musical

So, one of the things that really gets under my skin is the misclassification of Non-Musicals. There is so much music in the movie that it confuses people. [...]

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Lost Genre: Rescuing a Young Girl

So, I’ve decided add a feature column to the blog. Since we all like pigeonholing movies into neat little containers called genres, I thought I would highlight some of the under appreciated genres, the kind that don’t get their own section at the video store.

The first Lost Genre is Rescuing a Young Girl (RAYG). Films in the RAYG genre generally feature one or two men searching for a girl under 18 years old. Their not looking for her for a reward or glory, their doing it because they said they would, and because it’s really the right thing to do. RAYG movies could be shoehorned into many broader genres (drama, comedy, thriller, western), but they relate closer to each other than the broader [...]

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