I have a friend, a former co-worker who lives in Minnesota now, but whose Facebook posts I still receive and read, who recently said he was done with The Walking Dead and probably wouldn’t watch anymore. For the first time, I think I really understand this point-of-view. Oh, I’ve heard others say something similar in […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
Maybe it’s just me. It seems like I’m turning against some of the shows I used to like. Now I’m doing it with Gotham as well. This season hasn’t been great so far. There have been interesting moments, but not enough to make me look forward to the next episode. Season 4 kicked off with […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
Music has always been an important component of my particular brand of nerd-dom. So, it surprises me that I haven’t written a blog post about it before now. I’m a musician (of sorts). I can’t read music at all, but I do play keyboards by ear, and—as I like to say—I own a couple […]Read more "It’s A Good Record, Man: “Moving Pictures” by Rush (music review)"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 When I began the 15-Minute Force project, inspired by the Star Wars Minute podcast by Alex Robinson and Pete the Retailer, it was with this movie in mind. Rogue One has been sitting on my shelf since the day it was released on Blu-Ray. Unwatched. I didn’t see it in the […]Read more "Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: A Long Time Ago In-Between Star Wars Trilogies…"
I’ve had misgivings about this season of Arrow since the premiere, and the midseason finale episode 6.9 “Irreconcilable Differences” has done little to set my mind at ease. In my review of Episode 6.1 “Fallout,” I complained about false drama, including false cliffhangers, and what seemed to me to be generally sloppy writing. Thea was […]Read more "Arrow Season 6 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
Sometime around April 30, 2002, I saw the future. Clearly. That was over 15 years ago now. And I believe my psychic abilities peak at somewhere near 0%. Nevertheless, I accurately predicted the future on that day (or perhaps a few days later). That was the day the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man, […]Read more "Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man (2002): watershed moment in superhero movie history"
Arrow may have been the first DC Comics series on the CW, the progenitor of the Arrowverse (or Berlantiverse, if you prefer), but, for me, The Flash was the first of these shows to truly capture the feel of the DC comics I read when I was a child. There is a sense of […]Read more "Flash: Season 4 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
Supergirl Episode 3.9 “Reign” was a great episode to watch before the midseason break. It even ends with a cliffhanger following the first battle between Supergirl and Reign, a battle that was more than slightly reminiscent of Superman’s battle with Doomsday that led to all the Death of Superman hoopla all those years ago. […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
02:00 – 02:19:58 As Chapter 9 of the Sith Edition of the 15-Minute Force opens, it’s all over but a bunch of housekeeping. Anakin Skywalker lies legless and defeated by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the bank of a lava river on Mustafar while his former master tells him how disappointed in him he is. “I […]Read more "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: Tying Up All Loose Plot Threads (Or: Why is Leia Organa Called ‘Princess’?)"
I was happy that Agents of SHIELD was picked up for a fifth season. The series has a cast of characters whom I genuinely like, which means I’m willing to watch them doing almost anything. Almost anything. The LMD story line in the middle of Season 4 was a bit on the weak side, […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: Season 5 Premiere “Orientation, Parts 1 & 2”"