I couldn’t choose a title, so I’m going with both. I’ve talked about the unearned cynicism of my generation and our fading sense of wonder. I’m consumed with Jimmy Stewart-style rants about how we should be kinder to each other and more willing to embrace fun instead of a skeptical, sardonic take on everything. I mean […]Read more "Get Off My Parsec – OR – Grumpy Old Fans"
On the last episode of Words with Nerds (available here on iTunes and Podbean) we debated sidekicks and henchmen. One argument has continued in the Twitterverse between Craig and a legendary antagonist (Jar Jar Hater) who insists that love interests can, indeed, be sidekicks. The first example, I have to say, does not support the […]Read more "Can a Love Interest Be a Sidekick?"
I don’t care what his detractors say, I don’t care that I can hear stunningly similar thematic treatments between Superman, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Return of the Jedi. When your body of work is nearly every noteworthy film score for several decades’ worth of film, it’s OK to have repetitive moments. Especially when […]Read more "Happy Birthday, John Williams!"
With all of my recent Star Wars posts, I started thinking about how important the scores of those films are. Then I started thinking about how important the music is for other films. So I came up with a Top Ten List of Movie Scores. This is a personal list of favorites of course, and […]Read more "The Importance of Being Music"
This is a thought that’s been cooking in my head for a while, which was triggered again when I wrote the other blog about my girls watching The Clone Wars. More than once, I’ve encountered people chastising the violence in the show, stating that it’s shocking to them that it’s rated TV-PG when so much […]Read more "Won’t Someone Think of the Children?"