Author Archive for Mike Mierendorf

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Cultural Transmogrifier Is Going On Hiatus

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Hello Readers, First off, on behalf of everyone who has written and helped run Cultural Transmogrifer since it’s inception in November 2011, I’d like to say thank you for checking the site out. I have to announce that as of…

Learn Something Today – ‘From the Panel to the Frame: Style and Scott Pilgrim’

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Our own Chief Film Critic, Dr. Drew Morton, does more than review films for Cultural Transmogrifier. Drew also teaches the young minds at University of Texas A&M – Texarkana. His most recent visual essay breaks down barriers of film, comics,…

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ News & Rumors: John Noble, Spinoff Films

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Now that J.J. Abrams is behind the camera officially for Star Wars Episode VII, the rumors and news surrounding the Star Wars franchise in the hands of Disney is flying furiously. Yesterday, the news that spinoff films would exist in…

’30 Rock’ Retrospective: Top Ten Jack Donaghy Quotes

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We’ve been saying goodbye to 30 Rock the past few days and I couldn’t think of any better way than to present my Top Ten Jack Donaghy quotes. 30 Rock has provided us with plenty great social commentary, but it was after…

’30 Rock’ Season 7, Ep. 12 & 13 (Series Finale) Review – Six Sigma Wheel of Happiness Domination

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A kooky show by the name of 30 Rock debuted on NBC on October 11th, 2006. For me, 30 Rock will always be the show that followed me into true adulthood. In 2006 I graduated college, had my first place (which…

‘The Prey’ Review: The Appropriately Dark Middle Story of a Trilogy

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Andrew Fukuda’s sequel to The Hunt is really a lot of fun—well, a dark sort of fun. The Prey, picks up right where The Hunt left off, with Gene, Sissy and the gang on the run from the vampires. Advancing…

‘The Hunt’ Review: A Surprising Page Turner

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To many out there, the recent vampire fad may be exhausting itself. Vampire stories have been told countless times and in countless variations, but The Hunt, by Andrew Fukuda, is an interesting take on the tale and worth the read…

News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’

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Trance: The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a…

‘Gangster Squad’ Review: A Classic Gangster Film With Modern Flair

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Gangster Squad is Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer’s first full drama film and only his third feature, but it’s his best yet and ends up being one of the best gangster movies since L.A. Confidential, it’s thematic cousin. The film will…

‘Moneywood’ Review: Insults, Name-Dropping and Not Much Else

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Moneywood is the latest book from author William Stadiem. The non-fiction tome has a great premise – to look at the Hollywood excess and players of the 1980′s. The concept is intriguing and exciting for movie fans out there. It’s…