End Of Year Media Round-Up [2020]

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 this year. This is a list of the top (10 or 5) media I discovered this year, which means they may have been released a longContinue reading “End Of Year Media Round-Up [2020]”

Top 50 Favorite Movies List

I 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) is still in the works (turns out finding good nonfiction is a chore). My ‘Best TV Shows’ (10) felt arguable, but the list was pretty easyContinue reading “Top 50 Favorite Movies List”

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?”

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]?”

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”

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]”

The 2000 And 2020 Presidential Election [Recount][Too Close To Call]

Over the weekend, the long awaited 2020 election decision was made, most of the ballots were counted, and Joe Biden was declared the 46th President of the United States. However, the declaration will not go uncontested. President Trump has promised litigation up the wazoo in order to combat the decision based on allegations that… well itContinue reading “The 2000 And 2020 Presidential Election [Recount][Too Close To Call]”

How can you not be romantic about baseball? [Moneyball]

I once saw a high school baseball coach setting up a baseball field for a game. He walked back and forth from the pitcher’s mound to the dugout as he removed one weighted block from the tarp which protected the mound and walked it to the fence by the dugout. With each block, he carefullyContinue reading “How can you not be romantic about baseball? [Moneyball]”

The Scout Scene [Moneyball]

Few movies are able to communicate their main idea, using only one scene, better than Moneyball does when Billy Beane first meets with his scouts and talent developers. The scene is perfect. The film had established the depths to which the Oakland A’s had fallen in the wake of their team’s pilfering at the hands of richerContinue reading “The Scout Scene [Moneyball]”

Movies Inspired by [Neuromancer]

I recently gave Neuromancer a second read-through. But it was more than just another romp in the Sprawl or buzz through Freeside, it was a second chance of sorts. I hadn’t read it for a very long time, and for lack of understanding and the passage of time, I did not remember most any ofContinue reading “Movies Inspired by [Neuromancer]”