Manual RedEye

Basement Films: Something to remember you by

Sean Strain

May 19, 2011

“I always thought the joy of reading a book was not knowing what happens next,” says the main character of the film Memento. Memento quickly disproves this idea as it is a film that begins at the very end and move...

Basement Films: And knowing is half the battle

Sean Strain

April 25, 2011

All of us have our own personal beliefs and perceptions about the world around us. We form our opinions about politics, religion, foreign affairs, sports teams, food, and entertainment. We also form ideas about the people that li...

Basement Films: Love is for the weak minded

Sean Strain

April 21, 2011

I personally am not a fan of romantic movies or any movie that deals with the subject of love. I suppose I dislike how love in movies is portrayed as highly idealized until the point of artificiality. All movies or any work...

Basement Films: A Movie to Watch in the Dark

Sean Strain

March 31, 2011

Do you like ghost stories? I’ve always had a fascination for them since I was a little kid. I remember when I was in elementary school that I would always check out ghost books from the library. The librarian playfully chastised...

Basement Films: Bats vs. Birds

Sean Strain

March 25, 2011

I have to admit, I have had a penchant for anything superhero related since I watched the Batman cartoon when I was little. I was never a big comic book reader and I mostly stick to superhero depictions outside of the comic m...

Basement Films: The Budget of Cthulhu

Sean Strain

March 17, 2011

While searching through movies on Netflix, I came across The Call of Cthulhu, an adaptation of a HP Lovecraft story of the same name. The film was produced by The HP Lovecraft Historical Society, a role playing group that produced...

Basement Films: Parental Dogma

Sean Strain

March 9, 2011

So after my rant last week, I have to admit that I did get some movie recommendation out of the Oscars. As I have mentioned before, I have a penchant for foreign films as I find them much more interesting than mainstream films...

Basement Films: In which a rant is given

Sean Strain

March 2, 2011

I have to admit, unlike almost every person in America, I did not watch nor care about the Academy Awards. The only parts I saw were the beginning sketch (which my mother called me in to her room just to see) and Natalie Portman’s...

Basement Films: I Learned to Talk in Candyland

Sean Strain

February 24, 2011

Words have power in our society. Words can create images, senses, feelings, and ideas in our mind. When you hear the word McDonald’s, you probably see the golden arches, smell the odor of burgers, and hear that jingle in your...

Basement Films: Ethereal Man

Sean Strain

February 17, 2011

Recently, there was a Time article with the eye-catching title The Year Man Becomes Immortal. In the article, it predicted a time in which machines become so advanced they can out think even the smartest human and soon they wo...

Basement Films: When Sequels Don’t Fail

Sean Strain

February 9, 2011

Yesterday, I saw that my father had bought one of those Redbox DVDs that you can get for only a dollar. I was a bit curious, but my curiosity was deflated when I saw that he had chosen Paranormal Activity 2. I was not amused. ...

Basement Films: No More Us and Them

Sean Strain

February 3, 2011

So, there’s always a major difference between the high school in movies and the high school in real life. For one thing, in high school movies all students look to be early 20’s and the teachers are only late 20’s...