Nonfiction Authors Worth Reading

I 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 may be because of my tastes and interests (I am not a memoir, biography, or history buff- I’m more of a journalistic nonfiction guy), but IContinue 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 is a Christmas movie. At this point, I understand if the argument elicits an eye roll and a sigh of exasperation. And if you feel theContinue 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 more [Succession]. The first episode of the second season of Succession had plenty of storylines to work with. And, as any new season does, it neededContinue reading “Raccoons In The Chimney [Succession]”

Netflix And The New Made-For-TV Movies

My wife and I just finished watching Falling Inn Love. It was horrible. The characters were either too flat or too over the top with an impressive inability of any of them to find the happy medium. The story was poorly paced, often convoluted, with large chunks that were totally unnecessary and yet somehow still completelyContinue reading “Netflix And The New Made-For-TV Movies”

Addiction And Obsession: The Ending Of [The Queen’s Gambit]

The Queen’s Gambit can most succinctly be described as a series that explores the two-sided nature of obsession and addiction, and it uses one very engaging young woman and the world of chess to do so. And it works really well. The seven-episode series is pure entertainment, easy to binge and rewarding if taken slow. ItContinue reading “Addiction And Obsession: The Ending Of [The Queen’s Gambit]”

Can We Talk About [Back To The Future]?

Wait a minute. Wait a minute, Doc. One movie transcends time and space like no other. Are you telling me you made a time machine… It transcended the ’80s.  Then it went back and transcended the ’50s.  And ever since its release, it has been transcending every time period since. …out of a DeLorean? AndContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Back To The Future]?”

Long Overdue Recap Of Season 1 [The Sopranos]

This is over twenty years too late. But as I re-watch The Sopranos, I keep getting a tug to write about it and sort out my thoughts on its greatness. And this is the place where I write about things… so two decades, two shmecades.  I often struggle to consolidate my thoughts on The Sopranos into a meaningfulContinue reading “Long Overdue Recap Of Season 1 [The Sopranos]”

Rewatching TV And Movies

I’ve never been much of a re-watch guy. I always preferred the risk/reward proposition of a new film or show, the untapped potential, the raw possibility that this untrod journey may be one of my favorite journeys of all time. I anticipated meeting new characters, some which I may love, some which I may hate,Continue reading “Rewatching TV And Movies”

Top Ten TV Shows

Out of all the forms of entertainment to rank, television shows may be the most difficult. I would attribute this to the expanse of a single show, reaching across so many characters for so long, introducing new storylines and plot lines every season, growing and adapting the feel and mood of the show based onContinue reading “Top Ten TV Shows”

The Apache Relays: The Greatest Upset In Camp History [Heavyweights]

The 90s movie classic Heavyweights is a feel-good comedy that discus-tosses body shaming into the lake like an Apache Relay trophy and then asks viewers all across the world to judge people by their character in order to make them feel good about who they are, which will lead to better decisions and a healthier life.Continue reading “The Apache Relays: The Greatest Upset In Camp History [Heavyweights]”