1:30:01 – 1:45:00 It occurs to me that I’ve been talking about clones the way people have characterized German Shepherds and adopted kids. Don’t ever trust them because they will turn on you. I apologize if you were offended by this because you are adopted. Or a German Shepherd. As we begin Chapter 7 of […]Read more "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Search Your Feelings, and If That Doesn’t Work, Just Ask His Old Lady."
Wow. The first nine episodes of Star Trek: Discovery went by at warp speed. It’s hard to believe we’re already at the midseason break, and more than halfway through the season. It may seem premature, but I’m going to go ahead and proclaim that ST:DSC (this is the preferred abbreviation; not STD, as I had […]Read more "Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 – midseason review"
The question mark in the title is because only eight episodes of The Blacklist have aired so far in the fifth season of the series. Wikipedia, that most infallible of sources, says this is to be a 22-episode season. But, IMDb says last night’s episode will be the last one until early January, and lists […]Read more "The Blacklist: Season 5 – midseason (?) review"
I watched the documentary Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008) way back in 2010, and even wrote a review of it that I posted on Netflix. I’m going to repeat that review in its entirety here, but then will elaborate further on the man and author, and my own personal experience with his work. Without further […]Read more "Dreams with Sharp Teeth: a documentary review (with additional commentary about Harlan Ellison)"
Let’s say it again: Happiness is having something to look forward to. If you insist that ending a sentence with a preposition is a cardinal sin (is this a sin committed by a cardinal? But, I digress—), then my personal happiness mantra could be written thusly: “Happiness is having something to which you are looking […]Read more "Series I Plan to Watch. Someday."
I watched this movie yesterday for two reasons: one good, and the other—eh—not so good. First, the good reason. I am a fan of Edgar Wright’s previous work, notably Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, perhaps less so of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, although I thought it was well done. I’m going to […]Read more "Baby Driver – a movie review"
On television, it is popular to characterize nerds as people who dedicate too much time to minutiae. I haven’t watched Big Bang Theory in a couple of seasons, but I remember that Sheldon hosted a web series about flags. And on The Middle (a show I still watch, which is completing its final season […]Read more "Stranger Fonts (a minor digression about typeface design)"