Category Archives: The Business End

There’s No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

A while back, news came out that Fox Searchlight was being sued by two former interns who had worked on the film Black Swan, claiming they should’ve been paid for work they did on set. On June 11th, the judge ruled … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2013!

Seems like a lot of people are saying it’s going to be easy to pick this year’s Academy Award winners. Roger Ebert thinks he got them all right. Even political poll guru Nate Silver is making predictions. Let’s see how … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 2013 Golden Globe Predictions!

It’s that time of year again- when the entertainment industry comes together to celebrate the best work produced in the last year, unless that work falls on the wrong side of the political maneuvering or belongs to a genre that … Continue reading

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Finding Hope During the Zombie Apocalypse: Nielson Ratings for The Walking Dead

Last weekend, The Walking Dead wrapped up the first half of its third season- I’ve only finished season 2, so no spoilers, please. According to The A.V. Club, the ratings for that midseason finale were good- really good. Its numbers … Continue reading

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Join The Army: See New Places! Shoot New Species!

I recently had the misfortune of watching a little movie called Battle: Los Angeles. It came out in March of 2011, perhaps you saw it too. It’s an alien invasion movie focusing on the Marines who are just a small … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Oscar Picks 2012!

By some fluke of not paying attention, the Golden Globes appear to have pass me by. My score then is zero for zero. Let’s see if we can do any better this time. It occurs to me that the ballots … Continue reading

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Andrew’s Blog- Now in 3D!

Or not. Sorry. But to make up for it, here’s Roger Ebert on a (possibly insurmountable?) problem for 3D films. He posts a letter from Walter Murch, a highly respected editor and sound designer. Murch says that the 3D illusion … Continue reading

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Spider-Man and the Second Coming of Ronald Reagan

I’m not planning on making this site overtly political, but I’ll make an exception this time. A friend brought to my attention this article from The Hollywood Reporter, wherein everyone’s favorite paranoid television personality, Glenn Beck, delivers glowing praise to Spider-Man: … Continue reading

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The Future of Home Entertainment Is Here!

(Editor’s Note: We here at andrew-sherwood.com sympathize with those who can’t make head or tails of the latest doodads. Neither can Andrew. He only hopes to know enough to ask the right questions when something doesn’t work right. Even so, … Continue reading

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Why I Like Animation

Roger Ebert has posted his list of favorite animated films from last year. I’ve heard of all of them, and seen two. The rest are either in my Netflix queue, or soon will be. It looks like a strong bunch- … Continue reading

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