OK, that headline is a little bit of an attention-getter on purpose. Maybe I really just want the wounding of the Expanded Universe since there is some stuff worth retaining, like the Thrawn books and a lot of the Prequel Era stuff I’ve read. I won’t spoil anything, but the recently-unveiled Season Six of Star […]Read more "My Repeating Hope: Killing the Expanded Universe (EU)!"
The other night, I watched The Tree of Life, the “controversial” film by Terrence Malick. And by “controversial,” I mean that a fair number of critics loved it while truckloads of “real people” hated it. Fair enough. Tons of critics loved The English Patient, which I found to be torturously terrible. Critics are not always […]Read more "Tree of Life: A Review"
…or rather, let’s just take a moment to remember a show that re-shaped what people thought was possible on network television. Twin Peaks aired for the last time on June 10, 1991. It had a visionary bend beyond its years, and was the first in a long line of examples of network execs killing shows […]Read more "Let Us Sit Upon the Grass and Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Twin Peaks"
While taking up the movie challenge from Jar Jar Hater, I was unable to find two of the movies on Netflix. This was irksome, but only because I enjoy being able to stream HD movies, instead of SD movies like some savage. (First World Problem!) As mentioned before, one of the movie challenges was to […]Read more "Mind-Numbing Technology"
Lately, Agent Bun and I have gone our separate ways (again) on television watching. By “separate” I mean taking turns on the television; she goes to call up the DVR and I find something else to do. Depending on the situation, I need to get headphones on so I can escape the modulated caterwauling of […]Read more "How Important is It?"
It Was About Movies. There Was Bound to be a Sequel Picking up where I left off a short while ago, I’m closing the loop on this latest screed and let me contempt for the self-important douchebags in Hollywood hibernate until next year. As I’ve written this, I’ve been amazed at the depth of my […]Read more "My Annual Awards Show Rant: Part II"
For once I’m topical! So anyway, Netflix is run by a bunch of bastards. They charge less outside America, if for no other reason than “What the Heck, screw Americans because we have a low opinion of them.” Now let’s add the insult of effectively doubling the price of the service…just because they can. But […]Read more "Netflix: Diabolically Brilliant"