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For those who blanked it and want to talk about it.
Conversations about the stuff no one else is willing to talk about in movies, television, and books.
- Book List For Young Readers: Nurturing Literacy In Our YouthI had a tentative relationship with reading as a middle school and high school boy. I loved it. It was my favorite hobby, a task where I did not needContinue reading “Book List For Young Readers: Nurturing Literacy In Our Youth”
- Keanu: The Walking Meme And Genuinely Good Guy [Always Be My Maybe]I was watching Always Be My Maybe with my wife on Valentine’s Day, munching on cheesecake, pecan pie with ice cream, and M&Ms when Keanu Reeves walked onto the screen as theContinue reading “Keanu: The Walking Meme And Genuinely Good Guy [Always Be My Maybe]”
- More Miniseries PleaseIn the aftermath of the wildly popular show The Queen’s Gambit, I heard many people reflect on how nice it was that the show was just one season, and then they recommendedContinue reading “More Miniseries Please”
- Alan Shepherd’s Speech And Re-Election Chances [The American President]The American President ended on an oddly positive note. Shepherd finally clapped back at the low-life Rumson who exploited the President’s chivalrous silence in response to all character assassination attempts. ThenContinue reading “Alan Shepherd’s Speech And Re-Election Chances [The American President]”
- You’re a captain, Ralphie, when I say you’re a captain. [The Sopranos] (Season 3)Season 3 of The Sopranos was more of a follow up than a continuation of season 2. Most of the storylines that dominated season 2 found a hard stop in its two-episodeContinue reading “You’re a captain, Ralphie, when I say you’re a captain. [The Sopranos] (Season 3)”
- Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps! [Iron Man]I love great movie lines. My love for movies was carried on the back of quoting movies with my friends as we drove around aimlessly from fast food restaurant, toContinue reading “Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave! With a box of scraps! [Iron Man]”
- Captain Beatty’s Style Of Governance: Suggesting To The Highly Suggestible [Fahrenheit 451]If you have been following along with this three-part series about reading and literacy as reflected by dystopian novels, we have already established a couple points. I recommend you goContinue reading “Captain Beatty’s Style Of Governance: Suggesting To The Highly Suggestible [Fahrenheit 451]”
- Can We Talk About [Kingdom Of Heaven]?Be without fear in the face of your enemies I didn’t have a ton of interest in watching Kingdom of Heaven Be brave and upright that God may love thee AndContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Kingdom Of Heaven]?”
- The Choice: Shakespeare Or Soma [A Brave New World]In part 1 of this three-part series, I addressed how 1984, the defacto king of predicting our dystopian present, may fall short of the mark when assessing the reasons for ourContinue reading “The Choice: Shakespeare Or Soma [A Brave New World]”
- [Tenet] QuestionsAs written by fate, I finally got around to watching Tenet. And because it took me so long, I had been warned by the future. I knew it would be confusing.Continue reading “[Tenet] Questions”
- The Filter Of [The Flight Attendant]The Flight Attendant is maddeningly picturesque. Every shot seems filtered for Instagram, every outfit from the closet of an influencer, every backdrop felt like a destination worth travelling to see. TheContinue reading “The Filter Of [The Flight Attendant]”
- [Midnight Sky] Is Very Mediocre, So Lay offBefore watching Midnight Sky, there were the criticisms on Twitter, which do not hold enough weight to make me not watch a movie that seems intriguing, but they are enough toContinue reading “[Midnight Sky] Is Very Mediocre, So Lay off”
Seinfeld went off the air in 1998. That is officially 22 years ago. And yet, Seinfeld-isms abound in our modern lexicon- words and phrases that were either invented or given a boost into the realms of common slang by the show. Language changes rapidly. Just imagine if someone was saying ‘groovy’ or ‘square’ or ‘far-out’Continue reading “The Language of [Seinfeld]: 22 Years Later”
The closing scene of Mindhunter season two lasts one minute and nine seconds. One minute and nine seconds of the freakiest shit in television. When I first watched this scene, I behaved like a person pretending to be a person watching a horror movie. I turned away. I grabbed my hair. I covered my eyesContinue reading “The Closing Scene of [Mindhunter] (Season 2)”
Nobody in The Sopranos seems to know any correct idioms, colloquialisms, adages, or allusions. They are a font of malapropisms. This inclusion in the writing is a nice ode to the street smarts versus book smarts element of the show. What follows is a dictionary of some of the best (not all) of The Sopranos malapropisms, misnomers,Continue reading “Dictionary of Malapropisms [Sopranos]”
According to Screen Rant, the mysterious Player X played by Michael Cera in Molly’s Game, is actually, probably, most likely, none other than…Tobey Maguire? I don’t phrase that as a question because I don’t think it’s true. Their argument is convincing, and you should read the article if you remain skeptical. But the implications of Tobey MaguireContinue reading “Tobey Maguire is Player X? [Molly’s Game]”
Insults in Succession are a microcosm of the dark comedy culture the TV show creates. Some are hilarious, others are devastatingly cruel, lots are both. But they are enmeshed in the fabric of the show and the characters complex relationships to each other. Most of the characters in Succession do not have the time, desire,Continue reading “Best Insults In All Of [Succession]”
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