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]”

Advertising For [Jurassic World] and [Jurassic Park]

I am intrigued by the Jurassic World additions to the Jurassic Park trilogy because of the unaddressed but very present notion that after the terrible events of Jurassic Park, where people were eaten, children were lost, and a T-Rex ravaged suburban America, not only did a greedy business corporation decide that a real life dinosaurContinue reading “Advertising For [Jurassic World] and [Jurassic Park]”

Pennywise the Clown [It]

I want to start with a simple premise: Pennywise the Clown scares the shit out of a lot of people. To expand on this premise, I want to state that I don’t only consider those who jump in their seats when Pennywise lunges towards pre-pubescent appendages, as well as those who now give sewer drains six feetContinue reading “Pennywise the Clown [It]”

The Setting Of [Prisoners]

During my first watch, I didn’t notice if Prisoners stated it was located in a certain town or city or state, and I didn’t feel any need to go back and check. The setting spoke for itself, lending weight to the story without any overt mention of how that area’s way of life could add to theContinue reading “The Setting Of [Prisoners]”

Is Ivan Drago Overhyped? [Rocky IV]

Ivan Drago is often revered as Rocky’s most feared opponent, living in infamy as the man who killed Apollo Creed and as one of the greatest boxers of all time. And yet… I’m not sold. I’m not. I don’t think Drago was that great of a boxer. I don’t even think he was Rocky’s greatestContinue reading “Is Ivan Drago Overhyped? [Rocky IV]”

Can We Talk About [Vice]?

Something’s been bothering me this whole movie, and I just figured it out… I loved Vice, but it seemed to slip by everyone in the movie world, raising some hackles, receiving some congratulations, but generally untouched, like a film leper. …the whole thing’s liberal. It’s got a liberal bias. So I wanted to talk about whyContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Vice]?”

Dream Levels and Spaces [Inception]

Inception, quite obviously, is all about dreams. Dreams so real they consume and become the abstract place you occupy, so well-conceived people can walk through them and not notice a difference from the world, so meticulous they can convince people they are reality.  These dreams free up director Christopher Nolan to conjure moments in a movieContinue reading “Dream Levels and Spaces [Inception]”

On Trial [The King’s Speech] vs [The Social Network] (Best Picture)

One of the best conversations in film is debating ‘who should have won.’ In these posts we going revisit the great award debates, and decide, in hindsight, who should’ve won. One of my favorite years for Best Picture nominees was 2011. I wouldn’t argue it had the best movies out of any year, but theyContinue reading “On Trial [The King’s Speech] vs [The Social Network] (Best Picture)”

May You Live Forever [300]

300, on the surface, is a muscled up, no nonsense, punch you in the nose, energy filled, masculine head-trip. But the movie is based on Greek history and as such it borrows from the heart and learning that was so important in Greek oral storytelling.  So there is real depth to a seemingly shallow and muscle-boundContinue reading “May You Live Forever [300]”