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

Elysium

August 9, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Picture Occupy Wall Street, the Blackwater Security Force scandal, our government employees not being able to keep a lid on confidential information, the current healthcare and insurance problems, a quota-driven workforce, and the continental divide between wealthy and poor all rolled into one movie. Then, set it in a bleak future with futuristic weapons, robots, […]

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We’re the Millers

August 8, 2013 / 4 Comments
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I remember early on in the year, trailers for We’re the Millers played before almost every screening I attended, and I always looked forward to hearing Billy Squier’s single “The Stroke” (or, rather, Mickey Avalon sampling the song) raging out through the theater speakers. Yes, I’m old enough to remember that as a hit for […]

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2 Guns

August 2, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Usually, studios leave August open for the movies that didn’t quite fit the rubric of the blockbuster summer movie, the easy moneymaker, the franchise film, or – as has proven to be popular with moviegoing audiences of late – the reboot. It’s here they dump off projects they didn’t want competing against high-profile releases or […]

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The Canyons

August 2, 2013 / 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, I read a story in the New York Times about how Paul Schrader, veteran screenwriter and director, had hired tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan to be in his new movie, The Canyons. At one point in the article, it is said that “Schrader thinks she’s perfect for the role.” And how could she […]

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Rushlights

July 30, 2013 / 0 Comments
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I can’t really think of a way to start this review, so I’m gonna go at it from the gut, without trying to flower it up; please forgive the style (or lack of it). Let’s start with my direct thoughts on Rushlights: the cinematography is actually wonderful, and it’s got a good cast. What it […]

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The Wolverine

July 26, 2013 / 0 Comments
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PLEASE NOTE: if you see this movie, A) avoid the 3D, and B) stick around for an extra scene right after the title of the film pops up during the closing credits. There but for (or because of) the grace of Hugh Jackman goes The Wolverine. Where “there” is might be debatable, though: will it […]

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A Midsummer’s Night With The Monkees

July 22, 2013 / 0 Comments
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“I’ve got something to tell you young kids… I was singing this long before Shrek, okay?!” With that admonition by self-appointed frontman Micky Dolenz, the remaining members of The Monkees – Micky, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork – launched into their Neil Diamond-written megahit from 1966, “I’m a Believer,” enthralling audience members both young and […]

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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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