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Mike Reyes, aka Mr. Controversy, has considered himself a writer ever since he was a child. He wrote for various school publications from about 1995 until 2006, and currently runs both The Bookish Kind and Mr. Controversy, which is an offshoot of the regular column he wrote in High School. He's also authored several short stories such as "The Devil's Comedian", "The Devil v. George W. Bush", and most recently "Wait Until Tomorrow". He resides in New Jersey. Any inquiries for reprinting, writing services, or general contact, should be forwarded to: michaelreyes72@hotmail.com

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

In Memoriam: Goodbye Sydney Pollack...

On a somber note, rest in peace Sydney Pollack. I'm not terribly familiar with his works, but I have been exposed to some of his work, both in front of and behind the camera. What I do know, however, is his career spanned decades, genres, and an impressive catalog of stars that most directors dream of. The man challenged himself, and he made the world of cinema all the better for it. It's sad to say that in Death, his works may gain even more popularity; but it's pleasing to know that at least he would receive even more positive acclaim by generations to come.

Mr. Pollack, you were amazing in Michael Clayton, and George Clooney was correct in his sentiments for you...I think the world would reflect them with little trouble at all. You were the only good part about Made of Honor, and you helped me sit through that shitfest like a best friend. I look forward to better familiarizing myself with your career's work, and I regret that I did not do it sooner. So thank you, for a career of excellence and the ability to class up the best, and even the most horrid of films. You will be sorely missed.

A moment of silence for fond rembrances of this great man.

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