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Conversations about the stuff no one else is willing to talk about in movies, television, and books.
- The Threat Of New York [The Sopranos] (Season 5) Part IThe Sopranos season five is heavy. Spurred on by the release of imprisoned mafiosos back into the hands of both the Jersey and the New York crime families, the season ridesContinue reading “The Threat Of New York [The Sopranos] (Season 5) Part I”
- The Battle Of The Titans: And The Roundabout Way We Got There [Godzilla vs Kong]On my journey through the Godzilla and Kong movies to get to the debut of Godzilla vs Kong, I have come to love the series for all that is good andContinue reading “The Battle Of The Titans: And The Roundabout Way We Got There [Godzilla vs Kong]”
- Ishiguro’s Unreliable Narrators [Klara And The Sun]A lot has already been said about Ishiguro and his new book, Klara and the Sun– the consistency of his tone and theme, the simplicity of his prose, his foray intoContinue reading “Ishiguro’s Unreliable Narrators [Klara And The Sun]”
- [Godzilla: King of the Monsters] But That’s About It…Well that went bad really fast. I loved Godzilla (2014), and I loved it even more on the re-watch. I thought Kong: Skull Island was a delight, and just when I assumed this universeContinue reading “[Godzilla: King of the Monsters] But That’s About It…”
- Harry and Meghan and [The Crown]My wife and I resumed watching The Crown (we re-entered at season 3) at the most culturally relevant moment we could have hoped for, just as Harry and Meghan sat down withContinue reading “Harry and Meghan and [The Crown]”
- Big Monkey Breaks Stuff [Kong: Skull Island]Kong: Skull Island gives anyone wanting to watch a monster movie exactly what they are looking for, a big-ass monster who wrecks shit right from the jump. Godzilla (2014), which I wroteContinue reading “Big Monkey Breaks Stuff [Kong: Skull Island]”
- The Long Slow Burn: [The Sopranos] (Season Four) ReviewSeason four of The Sopranos is a victim of its own greatness. For me, Whitecaps, is the best episode in the entire series, a wrenching, hour long tour de force by Gandolfini andContinue reading “The Long Slow Burn: [The Sopranos] (Season Four) Review”
- Controlling the Control: A Disaster Film Meets a Monster Movie [Godzilla] (2014)I remember the teaser for Godzilla (2014) where it was just Godzilla roaring into the camera as he stood among the wreckage of Chinatown and how hyped everyone got for it. IContinue reading “Controlling the Control: A Disaster Film Meets a Monster Movie [Godzilla] (2014)”
- Collective Memory: [The Giver] And Literature For Our YouthWeird life announcement: I just read The Giver for the first time. It was as delightful as I expected for a book that is so widely read and regarded (except for theContinue reading “Collective Memory: [The Giver] And Literature For Our Youth”
- National Pride [Dunkirk]I hadn’t watched Dunkirk since I saw it in theaters. But I have always desired to revisit it, knowing, as with all of Nolan’s films, the re-watch would be rich in reward,Continue reading “National Pride [Dunkirk]”
- Admiral William McRaven [Sea Stories: My Life In Special Operations; 10 Life Lessons]I have an obsession with Admiral William McRaven. Everything he does seems more impressive than his fellow man, everything he speaks seems curated and weighty in his deep baritone, andContinue reading “Admiral William McRaven [Sea Stories: My Life In Special Operations; 10 Life Lessons]”
- The Dance [Pride and Prejudice]Jane Austen was a trail blazer for plenty of reasons, but I am imagining one of most mainstream ideas that she captured first and arguably best was keeping two characters,Continue reading “The Dance [Pride and Prejudice]”
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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