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

Oz the Great and Powerful

March 8, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 8, 2013.) Few have dared to touch the legend set up by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s 1939 smash hit, The Wizard of Oz. With groundbreaking special effects and music recognizable the world over, it’s hard to even approach without somehow looking stupid for having done so. Walter Murch […]

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Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey

March 8, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on March 8, 2013.) In 1996, heavy metal band Judas Priest hired Tim “Ripper” Owens to be their lead singer, after former singer Rob Halford quit. This was dramatized in 2001’s Rock Star, directed by Stephen Herek, with the tagline stating it was “A story about a […]

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Same-Sex Kissing In Film: an essay

March 1, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This article was originally published at Reel Film News on March 1, 2013.) Kissing in film. We see it done in almost every movie, from Disney animated movies, to kid’s fare (The Sandlot, The Goonies), even in male-dominated movies like Reservoir Dogs, even if it’s just chaste or on the cheek. We barely think twice […]

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21 and Over

February 28, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 28, 2013.) Going into a movie like 21 and Over, which has been hyped as being from the writers of The Hangover, it’s obvious that you’re not going in to see a substance abuse movie like Leaving Las Vegas or Permanent Midnight. You’re there to […]

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Sound City

February 15, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 15, 2013.) There’s a lot to like about Dave Grohl. Drummer and musician extraordinaire, he seems to embody music to me; he knows just what to play and when to play it, be it on the drums or as a guitarist or otherwise. You know […]

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A Good Day To Die Hard

February 14, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 14, 2013.) In 1979, author Roderick Thorp released a novel titled Nothing Lasts Forever, a story about ex-NYPD detective Joe Leland visiting his daughter in her high-rise office building during her Christmas party. The party is interrupted by terrorists with a heavy political agenda, and […]

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Bullet to the Head

February 1, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 1, 2013.) My initial reaction to Bullet to the Head was something along the lines of “it’s not meant to be Lawrence of Arabia, but it’s entertaining. It was fun.” However, after ruminating on it a few days, the film’s racist humor (and the audience […]

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Stand Up Guys

February 1, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on February 1, 2013.) The harsh realities of getting old are something that everyone has to deal with. What you don’t hear about a lot in movies is the notion of aging gangsters. I believe the oldest cinematic gangster the world saw was probably brought to you […]

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Beware of Mr. Baker

January 25, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on January 25, 2013.) Sometime in the early 1990s, when I was just starting to play the drums, a close friend of my father’s gave me a tape by a band called Cream with a track called “Toad” on it. His instructions were to listen to that […]

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The Last Stand

January 18, 2013 / 0 Comments
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(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on January 18, 2013.) Here’s my thing about The Last Stand: it wants to be AWESOME without first being good. All the materials necessary to making an unforgettable movie are there – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen in a lead role, prankster Johnny Knoxville’s own […]

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