Thomas Johnson

STRANGE VISIONS: ‘Dead Leaves’ offers manic, fast-paced fun

November 20, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON No, I am not going to discuss “Thankskilling.” Yes, it’s on Hulu and suited to the season, but that’s a bit too predictable. Instead we’ll look at a movie called “Dead Leaves. Hiroyuki Imaishi directed this anime film. He also directed such series as “Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann,” “Panty and Stocking […]

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OBESITY BY THE NUMBERS

November 20, 2012

Compiled by Thomas F. Johnson   35.7 Percentage of obese adults in America.   26.7 Percentage of adults who consider themselves obese.   $147 billion Total extra amount spent on healthcare annually for obesity-related illness.   $1,429 Extra cost, on average, that an obese person pays for medical bills each year. 0 Number of states […]

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STRANGE VISIONS: Take a trip through history with ‘American Pop’

November 8, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Ralph Bakshi, famous for his X-rated adaptation of “Fritz the Cat,” has done high-profile work ranging from the groundbreaking-but-cancelled-before-its-time “Mighty Mouse: The New Adventures” to the infamously ill-fated “Cool World.” We’re here to talk about one of his more obscure films, “American Pop.” It’s chronicles an entertainment business family from the […]

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Fight the corruption

November 8, 2012

By THOMAS JOHNSON   “Forget it, Jake, it’s Chinatown.” Remember that quote from “Chinatown”? The line signifies lingering defeat after the villain manages a clean getaway, due to his power and the systemic corruption that prevents anyone from stopping him. I think our nation has collectively adopted that position as political fact during the last […]

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STRANGE VISIONS ‘Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead’

October 11, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON “Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead” is the best zombie chicken movie you will ever see, and that is not damning it with faint praise. It starts when Arby takes a job at Uncle Clucker’s Chicken Bunker (funded by the KKK) to get back at his former girlfriend, Wendy. She is […]

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STRANGE VISIONS: Check out bizarre cartoon ‘The Maxx’

September 13, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON Hello, Aztec Press readers. This new column will be about oddities of both the small and big screens — strange films and shows that few people have ever watched, but would love if they did. Specifically, it will showcase ones you can find legally and for free on websites like Hulu. […]

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CHEATING BY THE NUMBERS

September 13, 2012

Compiled by Thomas F. Johnson   75 Percent of college students who admit to cheating. **   85 Percent of college students who say cheating is necessary to get ahead. **   90 Percent of college students who don’t think cheaters will be caught. **   95 Percent of cheaters who don’t get caught. * […]

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