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- [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”
- Are We Living In An Orwellian State? This post is the first of a three-part series about dystopian novels and our illiterate present. There is an interesting subset of fiction, starting in the 30s, predicting dystopian futuresContinue reading “Are We Living In An Orwellian State? ”
- The Movie That Made Me Cry [Creed II]I don’t really cry at movies. In fact, it was only in the last year that I ever cried during a film, and it happened twice. The second time was during Schindler’s List,Continue reading “The Movie That Made Me Cry [Creed II]”
- Sometimes we’re all hypocrites. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 2Click Here for the first part of this two part Long Overdue Recap of Season 2 of The Sopranos. Season 2 of The Sopranos is awash with a plethora of top tier majorContinue reading “Sometimes we’re all hypocrites. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 2”
- It’s business. We are soldiers. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 1Season 2 of The Sopranos is considered one of the greatest single seasons of television of all time, and for good reason. After a first season that overperforms while poking and proddingContinue reading “It’s business. We are soldiers. [The Sopranos] (Season 2) Part 1”
- Cli-Fi Literature [The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson]So I read my first cli-fi novel, and I’m pretty stoked to be able to say that. It is not too often that a longtime dedicated reader gets introduced toContinue reading “Cli-Fi Literature [The Ministry For The Future by Kim Stanley Robinson]”
- End Of Year Media Round-Up 2020 is coming to an end, and with it, my first year of blogging. I compiled a list of my favorite movies, books, and TV shows that I consumed thisContinue reading “End Of Year Media Round-Up ”
- Shadow Tongue: A Pseudo-Language [The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth]The Wake should be in every classroom in America, not read in every classroom in America, but at least sitting on the shelf. Then, when kids complain about having to read “Old English”Continue reading “Shadow Tongue: A Pseudo-Language [The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth]”
- Top 50 Favorite Movies ListI have been compiling my ‘Best of’ lists for some time. My ‘Best Fiction’ (50) list was slow in compiling but felt definitive to me. My ‘Best Nonfiction’ (50) isContinue reading “Top 50 Favorite Movies List”
- Nonfiction Authors Worth ReadingI have a love/hate relationship with nonfiction. I love reading nonfiction, but I have a serious problem with the values of nonfiction and the way it is written. This mayContinue reading “Nonfiction Authors Worth Reading”
- Is [Die Hard] A Christmas Movie?It’s about that time of year. The tinsel is out. The trees are lit. Houses are wrapped with the smell of baked cookies. And every movie fan debates whether Die Hard isContinue reading “Is [Die Hard] A Christmas Movie?”
- Raccoons In The Chimney [Succession]If you watch [Succession]Did you blank it? has a lot more to talk about with you…Go to our Watch page, or scroll to the bottom of this post for moreContinue reading “Raccoons In The Chimney [Succession]”
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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