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 4k or 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

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

January 3, 2014 / 0 Comments
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Much like the Saw franchise before its demise, it seems we can’t go a year without seeing a new Paranormal Activity movie. Shot on the cheap with not much in the way of special effects and sound design, the four previous movies in this series have been Paramount Pictures’ annual reason to go to the […]

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Her

December 24, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Technology has us in a stranglehold. It’s no secret that we seem to be better communicators online than in person these days – our discourse seems rife with “Did you see my Facebook post?” or “I put it on Twitter last week, didn’t you see it?” And because online communication is pushing us further and […]

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

December 13, 2013 / 0 Comments
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“All it was was a bunch of people walking. Three movies of people walking to a f**king mountain!” Ever since hearing Randal say that seven years ago in Kevin Smith’s Clerks II, I haven’t quite been able to watch Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy the same way since. While many other things […]

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Narco Cultura

December 6, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Right across the border from El Paso, Texas, the world’s most violent city lies in wait. Juárez, Mexico seems to be the hotbed of a war between the various drug cartels that have Mexico in a bloody grip. As Narco Cultura’s narrator Richi Soto tells us at the start, murders in Juárez have risen beyond […]

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Oldboy

November 26, 2013 / 0 Comments
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28 years later, and Josh Brolin’s still stealing odd-looking bikes to follow his antagonists. Yes, I just referred to 1985’s The Goonies, another movie in which Brolin plays an almost unwilling participant in events borne of someone else’s whimsy. However, Oldboy is no kid’s treasure hunt; instead, Brolin’s character, Joe Doucette, is given mere hours […]

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Thor: The Dark World

November 8, 2013 / 1 Comment
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Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Phase II of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). We’re in a different territory here, folks; the notion of simple sequels no longer applies. Here, we have a living, breathing universe where superheroes fly in and out of each other’s lives as fast as a turning of the worlds. Events and […]

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Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

October 25, 2013 / 0 Comments
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If you’ve been living under a rock or just aren’t old enough, you may never have heard of Johnny Knoxville or his MTV prank/stunt show “Jackass.” Chock-full of puerile, dangerous, juvenile, and often hilarious content, “Jackass” may have been lowest-common-denominator television to some, but inspired lunacy to other viewers. Myself? I saw it as a […]

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Carrie (2013)

October 18, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Bullying. It’s a phenomenon that has been around since the dawn of time, growing slowly worse and worse with each generation. With the advent of the internet and video phones, it’s easy to make fun of and hurt other people without even touching them physically. It’s a cowardly act, just to gain some kind of […]

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Machete Kills

October 11, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Here’s a bit of history. In 2007, acclaimed cult directors Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction) and Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi) teamed up and released a double feature called Grindhouse, which boasted one movie by each director and several fake trailers for nonexistent movies from Rodriguez, Eli Roth (Hostel), Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), and Rob […]

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Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

October 4, 2013 / 0 Comments
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On the night of October 6, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Wayne Shepard was robbed, brutally beaten, tied to a fencepost and left for dead. Six days later, at 12:53 in the morning on October 12, Shepard succumbed to his injuries and died. This horrible crime made history, not to mention the national news; it was the […]

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