Archive for August, 2004

Overlooked films of the ’90s

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

The Online Film Critics Society (bet you didn’t know there even was an Online Film Critics Society) has come up with a list of movies from the 90s that didn’t get the exposure they deserved.

I’ve seen a fair number of them and I disagree with only a couple. Most of the rest are excellent. And many of the ones I haven’t seen yet are already on my Netflix queue!

I actually like this list a little better than some of the more respectable lists like the AFI Top 100s, because (a) it has a decent quantity of weird/cult films such as “Flirting with Disaster” (my favorite Ben Stiller comedy), and (b) each entry links to a brief blurb explaining why they felt it deserved to be on the list.

Little guy challenges the syndicate

Wednesday, August 4th, 2004

The creator of the PvP online comic strip has decided to offer his strip for free to any newspapers that want to publish it, after a cartoon syndication company refused to let him keep non-newspaper publication rights. Sounds like the syndicates are pretty much a useless artifact of the past at this point and I suspect he’s right about them going the way of the dodo.