Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)

With the re-emergence of Dune into the public discourse, my friend had the distinct pleasure of- right before quarantine locked us all down- bringing the original Dune to my house and having me watch it. I had read the book and I am following the anticipation of the next film, but I had never seen, or had the desireContinue reading “Reaction To The Original [Dune] (1984)”

Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads

There is something about the role of the ‘father’ in television that is rife for conflict and mistakes. TV Dramas capitalize on those conflicts and create terrible dads in their series all the time. Maybe it is the battle of the patriarchy, the growing disillusionment with family, the absence of the American dad, or theContinue reading “Father Of The Year: TV Drama’s Bad Dads”

The Meaning of the Five Music Tones [Close Encounters of the Third Kind]

Start with the tone. (Pinkish-red) – D Up a full tone. (Orange) – E Down a major third. (Purple) – C  Down an octave. (Yellow) – C (an octave lower) Up a perfect fifth. (White) – G These are the tones and their corresponding colors that were bequeathed upon humanity by the extra-terrestrials in Close EncountersContinue reading “The Meaning of the Five Music Tones [Close Encounters of the Third Kind]”

Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

If you are wondering where the major characters are, we ranked them here. Minor Characters 1. Robb Stark As a fantasy fan first, I believe Robb Stark’s storyline is the most intriguing one in the book and was fresh and new in fantasy epics. He was the main character we observe from afar, the boyContinue reading “Ranking Minor Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]

Let’s get the Game of Thrones conversation out of the toxic sludge of the last season and onto a healthier bedrock with a simple ranking of the top ten major and minor characters (show and books). Deciding whether it is a Major or Minor character… If they had more than five chapters in the booksContinue reading “Ranking Major Characters [Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire]”

Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]

As Bob Durst sits down for his interview at the end of the first episode of The Jinx, which detailed all of his misdeeds- being accused of killing his wife, running from the law in an investigation into a different murder, stealing a sandwich when he had thirty thousand dollars in cash, ya’ know, the usual-Continue reading “Two Bobs- The Perfect True Crime [The Jinx]”

On Trial [Parasite] vs [1917] (Best Picture)

One of the best conversations in film is debating ‘who should have won.’ We are going to revisit the great award debates, and decide, in hindsight, who should’ve won. Maybe enough time has not passed to adequately judge Parasite and 1917. But then again it is amazing how quickly we gain perspective on films after leaving the grandiosityContinue reading “On Trial [Parasite] vs [1917] (Best Picture)”

Quaid Reads [The Right Stuff]

A while back I read an excerpt from Stephen King’s On Writing (I didn’t read the whole thing until much later) that said he reads around 60-80 books a year. The stat staggered me. I considered myself an avid reader but was getting nowhere near that number. I reinvested myself in reading and took one piece ofContinue reading “Quaid Reads [The Right Stuff]”

Tobey Maguire is Player X? [Molly’s Game]

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]”

The Many Kendalls [Succession]

Secure on the back of Jeremy Strong, Kendall, as a Succession character, goes through many transformations- becoming many separate and unique ‘Kendalls,’ if you will- in only these first two seasons. These evolutions are a mighty feat of acting, and the bedrock upon which the storyline of Succession, not only stands, but evolves and thrives. EveryContinue reading “The Many Kendalls [Succession]”