I just watched the two-day, four-episode crossover CW event called Crisis on Earth-X. I’ve remained a current viewer on all of the DC Comics shows on the CW except for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which I haven’t been watching since the season premiere. I have all the episodes on my DVR and will probably […]Read more "Crisis on Earth-X (Parts 1 through 4) – a review"
Suicide Squad has a 26% rating on RottenTomatoes.com, and it was pretty much universally panned by the professional movie critics. And yet, 61% of the audience seemed to like it. You know, the audience, those people who plunked down nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to watch this movie. I know that box office […]Read more "Suicide Squad (2016) – a 100% impartial movie review"
01:45:01 – 02:00:00 In the orange glow of the planet Mustafar, Anakin Skywalker tells Padme Amidala, “I am more powerful than the chancellor. I—I can overthrow him.” Padme, his pregnant bride, takes a step back from her husband. “And together,” Anakin continues, “you and I can rule the galaxy. Make things the way we […]Read more "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: The Sith Hits the Fan"
“Yesterday’s Enterprise” is a TNG third season episode that deserves honorable mention. It is the first episode of that series that I rated as high as 4-stars (out of 5) since Season 2’s “The Measure of a Man,” which earned all 5 stars from me. On my personal rating scale, 4 stars means “very […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 3.15 “Yesterday’s Enterprise”"
Stranger Things is a show for pop culture enthusiasts (a fancy way of saying “nerds”) created by pop culture enthusiasts. Since nerds are currently ruling the zeitgeist, it’s no wonder this Netflix original series has been a success. The second season did not disappoint. Season 2 introduces several new characters to the show, and […]Read more "Stranger Things: Season 2 – a review"
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 "|||[Boldly Going]||| 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."