Posts by Addison Engelking

  • Zyzzyx Rd

    The Lowest-Grossing Movie in American History Finally Makes It to DVD. Is It That Terrible?

    In 2006, the top-grossing film at the box office was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, which played at 4,133 theaters across the United States during its five-month run and earned $423 million. The lowest-grossing film at the box office that year was Zyzzyx Road (pronounced zizz-iks), which played at a single theater in Dallas […]

  • Andrew Sarris (1928-2012): The American Film Critic

    With any luck, Andrew Sarris, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83, will now assume his rightful and undisputed place in the critical pantheon as the patron saint of the film buff/movie nerd/pop-culture junkie. A thoughtful and erudite film critic whose career spanned over 50 years — which he described as “a lifetime […]

  • Bully

    The Bully Project

    A teacher puts Lee Hirsch’s new documentary in context.

  • Made

    My High School Got MADE

    A teacher describes what’s it like to be in the middle of an MTV invasion.

  • 6 Reasons Why It’s Totally OK That the Packers Blew Their Perfect Season

    Addison Engelking has been writing about film and music for The Memphis Flyer since 2000. He’s also been a Green Bay Packers season ticket holder since 2003. We thought it would be fun to send him out to cover the Packers’ undefeated season. Until the Packers lost. As it turns out, Addison was completely zen […]