There are two fictional worlds that I love to visit more than any others. If I get sucked into some sort of Inception–esque dreamscape, it’s going to feature Jedi starfighters flying over Gotham City. Conveniently, they both feature Liam Neeson as a teacher! Knowing this, a friend challenged me via text message. He asked, if […]Read more "A Galaxy Far, Far Away vs. A Dark Knight: Which One Would I Choose?"
Many of the most devoted Star Wars fans obsess over the strangest minutiae while ignoring the more sublime and abstract themes. I take them to task for this on Words With Nerds occasionally, the fine podcast featuring Craig Sorrell and myself. I tend to go down strange roads when considering the series. I don’t say […]Read more "The Vague Racism of a Galaxy Far, Far Away"
It’s always tough when you get older. You realize people you’ve held in high esteem might not be deserving of the pedestal where you placed them. I came to that conclusion about Mr. George Lucas a while back, though not because I spent a decade and a half complaining about the prequels. I really like […]Read more "Is George Lucas a Truther?"
So here we are, at the end of another one of my soapbox arcs. We’ve visited maligned films and questionable food choices. But I want to bring it to a close to look at the work of someone who is unquestionably one of the most fun–to–hate directors in modern cinema. The Giant of Giant Films […]Read more "One Last Bit Of Perspective: The Michael Bay Principle"
In the seventh episode of Words With Nerds, Craig and I return to our natural habitat (the studio) but let the curtain be pulled back by a special guest, the inimitable Jar Jar Hater (pictured). We get put to the test as we’re grilled on our reasons, our favorites and our innate nature. Listen Today! […]Read more "Words With Nerds: Giving Chicks a Break"
Strap yourselves in, we’re about to make the jump back into deep Star Wars territory. But it’s really, really, really interesting stuff to consider. If you’re a geek.Read more "Anakin’s Divine Origin"
I don’t know if I’ve written about this before, but recently a coworker noted to me that “Crazy Train” is being used in a minivan ad. The initial emotional reaction, of course, is a sense of sacred betrayal. This song was a thing, Ozzy! You sold out, man! And it joins a long list of […]Read more "Selling Out"