Eddie Pasa

Eddie is a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). Since starting in 2010 at The Rogers Revue, Eddie has written for Reel Film News (now defunct), co-founded DC Filmdom, and writes occasionally for Gunaxin. When not reviewing movies, he's spending time with his wife and children, repeat-viewing favorites on Blu-Ray, working for rebranding agency Mekanic, or playing acoustic shows and DJing across the DC/MD/VA area. Special thanks go to Jenn Carlson, Moira and Ari Pasa, Viki Nova at City Dock Digital in Annapolis, Mike Parsons, Philip Van Der Vossen, and Dean Rogers.

Posts by Eddie Pasa

Red 2

July 19, 2013 / 1 Comment
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A good sequel should expand upon the original, going places where the original didn’t go and further exploring its characters. Lazy sequels seem to merely take everything good about the original, repackage it with new locales and new actors, and hope to hell that some of us won’t notice that it’s same movie all over […]

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The Conjuring

July 19, 2013 / 3 Comments
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Say what you will about the Saw films, but the original film was (and still is) one of my favorite horror movies. Why? Director James Wan kept the mood tense and intense, relying on less gore than the sequels that followed. He created a very tight, suspenseful, jaw-torquing film that gets forgotten due to its […]

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Pacific Rim

July 12, 2013 / 4 Comments
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You know what makes summer movies so memorable? Great characters, great stories, and great writing. Think of your favorite summer movie, and you’ll find a memory about it that’s so strong that it’s almost physically tangible. It doesn’t even need to be an action movie; Raiders of the Lost Ark wasn’t teeming with action, as […]

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The Way, Way Back

July 8, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Let’s get right to it: The Way, Way Back is my favorite movie of 2013 so far. Writers/directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash have created a movie that’s completely antithetical to the big-budget, computer-generated summer blockbuster, and it manages to have a million times more soul and heart than most films out there currently. It’s […]

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The Look of Love

July 5, 2013 / 0 Comments
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My initial disappointment with The Look of Love may have stemmed from the fact that I expected another Steve Coogan/Michael Winterbottom farce. Their film 24 Hour Party People was full of great winks and nods to the subject matter, and it was a compelling and fun story. As I watched The Look of Love, however, […]

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White House Down

June 28, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Roland Emmerich does well with spectacle movies. Who can forget the indelible image of the White House being eviscerated by alien laser fire in Independence Day? Nor can one dismiss the awesome power of the tidal wave hitting New York City in The Day After Tomorrow. With his latest film, White House Down, Emmerich goes […]

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An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

June 28, 2013 / 0 Comments
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We live in moments, and we also live moment to moment. Sometimes, we tend to overstay our welcome in those moments, dwelling upon them the way one would the totaling of a car or losing the Super Bowl game. Millions of thoughts fly through our heads, resulting in deceptively long daydreams and fantasies that only […]

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World War Z

June 21, 2013 / 0 Comments
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“With the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.” — Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Okay, so maybe we’re not talking about the ‘60s and the madness of the era. However, when I think of the new […]

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Monsters University

June 21, 2013 / 0 Comments
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I really like it when prequels have some fun with the mythos presented by the original film. The Thing from 2011 was a good example of this, dovetailing nicely into John Carpenter’s original The Thing from 1982. Monsters University, the latest from Disney/Pixar, builds into 2001’s Monsters, Inc. quite well, helping to set up characters […]

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Molly’s Theory of Relativity

June 21, 2013 / 0 Comments
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I’m at that point in my film watching life where I don’t need everything spelled out for me, but I’d like a film’s narrative to at least make sense. Sadly, Molly’s Theory of Relativity is not one of these movies; in fact, it’s just downright maddening. The way people act in this melodrama is truly […]

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