Arthur Aringdale

Arthur Aringdale
Loveland, Colorado, United States
December 31
I write about movies and about the general goings-on of the industry that interest me. I will also try to provide as many links to movies that are free to watch online as I can.


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JULY 15, 2010 5:11PM

2010 So Far

I hadn't really given much thought to the idea of doing a mid-year piece about the state of cinema, but I'm getting sick of hearing about how crappy a year 2010 has been for movies. Sure, this year hasn't been quite as stacked with quality films as the last few so…

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So they're making a movie based on the Vampire Academy novels you've seen with the 20% off stickers next to the checkout counter at the grocery store over the past couple years. Apparently the series is some kind of knockoff to Twilight and Harry Potter, following a vampire named Rose through…

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Scott Adams pointed out in a recent blog entry that our parents' generation (and by "our parents" I mean the group of people vaguely encompassed by baby boomers and gen-x'ers) will likely be the last one that sees paying for entertainment media like music, movies, and books as the de facto…

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FEBRUARY 1, 2010 4:56PM

Norm Macdonald Appreciation Week

While scanning Hulu looking for free movies to watch and share, I happened across Dirty Work, the movie that should have made Norm Macdonald a major star. I can't tell you how many times I have seen Dirty Work; despite the fact that it feels somewhat shoddily assembled it remains something/…

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JANUARY 29, 2010 2:39PM

Eat Your Vegetables: An Introduction

For movie lovers, the internet is a resource that provides riches beyond measure. Twenty years ago it would have been beyond anybody's wildest dreams to have even a fraction of the kind of access to the filmmaking process that we now enjoy: between the multitude of news sites and blogs that…

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JANUARY 13, 2010 5:29PM

My New Favorite War Movie

The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow 

God damn.

 I knew The Hurt Locker was going to be good (you don't win as many critics' prizes as it has unless you're either pretty special or Slumdog Millionaire) but I was not prepared for a work with anything close to the level of craftsmanship and vitality that I sawRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
JANUARY 7, 2010 2:31PM

The Blank Slate Hypothesis

 The general public's reaction to Avatar baffles me a little bit.  While I thought it was pretty good (though with serious reservations about its thematic content), it wasn't a movie that moved me in the least. I am aware that my emotional reaction to a film is by no means de… Read full post »

(there is no way to discuss World's Greatest Dad without venturing into spoiler territory, so if that kind of thing bothers you, consider yourself warned)

I was introduced to Bobcat Goldthwait through his appearance on Space Ghost Coast to Coast when I was about nine or ten years/
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It's hard to decide what to discuss first when reviewing a movie like Avatar. My thoughts on the movie are mixed: I loved the visual experience and was thrilled to see that James Cameron's first action movie since True Lies lived up to the man's impeccable track record as farRead full post »
DECEMBER 22, 2009 11:10AM

My Farovite Movies of the 2000's

I am not really much of an authority on the entire filmic landscape of the last decade. I turned 13 at the beginning of 2000 and most of the movies that I saw around that time were the kinds of movies that any 13 year old would spend most ofRead full post »