Movies

What’s So Great About Firefly? Part 1

Last Saturday I went to Comic Con and since it was my only day there, (would’ve gone the whole weekend if I could’ve gotten off work) I decided to try to get into the IGN theater where all the big panels are held. Of the many awesome ones I saw that afternoon, I was pretty […]

The Knee-Jerk Reaction

Was doing a little internet surfing yesterday and came across a video review of Prometheus. It had the similar complaints I’ve heard in other reviews about the movie not making sense. But it was far more entertaining and, in part two, did some very cool theorizing as to what Ridley Scott might’ve been going for. […]

What’s Wrong With The Wheel?

I think most of us have heard the theories on how many basic plots exist in fiction. Depending on the source you go by, the answer is as simple as one or as many asĀ  . . . well, there isn’t any agreement on how many possibilities there are. And since these possibilities have been […]

Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Hmm . . .

Who’s Jack Reacher? Well, he’s my pick for most awesome hero in thriller novels right now. The first book in the series, The Killing Floor, starts after Reacher has left his job in the Military Police. His plan is to go wherever the wind takes him with the clothes on his back and a toothbrush. […]

Reboot, Shmeboot, Go See The Amazing Spider-Man

Yesterday, my wife and I saw The Amazing Spider-Man and we both agreed with its awesome. It’s another origin story and follows the main beats of the Spider-Man origin: Raised by aunt and uncle. Bit by a radioactive spider. Uncle killed due to Peter Parker’s negligence, teaching him with great power, comes great responsibility. Peter […]

Let’s Put Joss Whedon In Charge of All Entertainment

The title of this post was Kait Nolan‘s reaction after watching The Avengers and it’s something I’ve wished would happen for a long time. It’s probably not the job HE would want, but it is a nice thought to imagine all things entertainment going through him. So, anyway, back to The Avengers. Friends, this is […]

The Avengers Will Make History Other Than The Financial Kind

Today is an important day. My wife’s birthday was last Friday, but, for scheduling reasons, she put off taking a day from work to today. I also took the day because it’s very rare we get a whole day to spend together. And because she’s the best wife ever, one of her birthday wishes is […]