Category: Movie Commentary

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

'Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles' by Philadelphia filmmaker Jon Foy, is about the kind of people who see signs, who look beyond the everyday surface of things to uncover what lies beneath. People drawn into the mysteries of the world. In this case, the mystery in question is a series of linoleum tiles inscribed with cryptic messages embedded into the asphalt of roadways in Philadelphia and other cities.

Penn’s Quad in New ‘Transformers’ Trailer

Penn’s Quad in New ‘Transformers’ Trailer

Although this has been reported elsewhere, in case you missed it, the University of Pennsylvania's Quad is featured in the new trailer for this summer's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Director Michael Bay along with cast members Shia LaBeouf, Isabel Lucas, and others filmed several scenes on the University of Pennsylvania campus (as well as … Continue reading Penn’s Quad in New ‘Transformers’ Trailer

Multiple Meta-fiction Perspectives and the ‘Blade Runner: Collector’s Edition’

Multiple Meta-fiction Perspectives and the ‘Blade Runner: Collector’s Edition’

Despite the annoying packaging (a silly "blade runner" plastic briefcase) and the bundled chotchkies (do I really need a plastic toy version of Gaff's origami unicorn?), I purchased the 5-disc "ultimate collector's edition" of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. I would have preferred to have avoided all the "collectible" junk included in this package, but apparently … Continue reading Multiple Meta-fiction Perspectives and the ‘Blade Runner: Collector’s Edition’