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The Apocalyptic Double-Feature

Posted by Nagle on December 23, 2013  /   No Comments

The Hollywood apocalypse is usually a large, loud, special effects extravaganza that keeps us at the edge of our seats.  Yet despite some funny one-liners, we’re never really intended to fall off those seats in …

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Swimming with the Seals

Posted by Nagle on November 25, 2013  /   4 Comments

Many years ago, at the ripe age of 7, my whole family and I vacationed in California.  One of those days we headed on down to Sea World, as one does not see many dolphins …

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Summer Today, Gone Tomorrow

Posted by Nagle on October 2, 2013  /   No Comments

If there’s one thing I miss about being an unemployed student in the northeast, it’s having a better sense of time.  Unregulated by this new climate, or any kind of academic calendar for the first …

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Pacific Rim: Our New Titans

Posted by Nagle on July 15, 2013  /   2 Comments

Considering our contemporary tastes and new technology with regard to worldwide entertainment, at least on screen, this is about as big as the stakes can get.  Never has this kind of story been given such …

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One Year in Hollywood

Posted by Nagle on July 2, 2013  /   No Comments

Today marks my 1-Year Anniversary of Moving to Los Angeles.  Early on, I set three standard goals for myself to accomplish during the first twelve months out here, so let’s see how I did:   …

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Going to the Oscars

Posted by Nagle on February 25, 2013  /   No Comments

If this town has one thing more than actors, it’s cops. Not the best scenario when you’re hoping to casually stroll into entertainment’s biggest night of the year with nothing more than a handshake and …

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NYIFF Week

Posted by Nagle on February 5, 2013  /   No Comments

Coming off big award wins at the Hollywood & Vine Film Festival hardly more than month prior, The Essentials was back on the big screen this week to reel in some new fans at the …

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Cloud Atlas – Review

Posted by Nagle on January 23, 2013  /   1 Comment

A few years back we all had our storytelling senses struck by Inception. Not necessarily a revolution in the structure of the medium, but simply the most clever narrative hook you could think of: Using …

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The Essentials hits LA… again!

Posted by Nagle on January 10, 2013  /   No Comments

Thursday night, 7:30pm January 31st at the Chapman Theater of Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA! That’s right, we’ve been accepted into our second film festival, the New York International Film Festival: LA Edition. The Red Carpet Opening …

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Almost Brain Surgery

Posted by Nagle on January 10, 2013  /   2 Comments

My latest visit to the hospital resulted in successful surgery on the back of my head. Ye privileged few to have caressed my dome may recall a small bump near the neckline which, for the longest time, …

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