As soon as I began watching this episode of Legion, I found myself completely lost and had to resist the irrational urge to go back and watch all eight episodes from the first season. I didn’t do this. I will cop to going to the first season’s Wikipedia page and giving myself a brief […]Read more "Legion: Season 2 Premiere: “Chapter 9” – a review"
I’ve been a fan of the Netflix series Love since it premiered in 2016. The show was produced by Judd Apatow, and was originally picked up for two seasons. It was renewed for a third season only a month before the second season premiered. All of the good things I said about Season 2 […]Read more "Love: Season 3 (the final season) – a review"
It really doesn’t seem like two years since the debut of the first season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Mostly it’s because I saw Jessica again in last year’s Defenders. I checked my archives to see what I might have said about the first season here on WordPress. The answer? I said nothing. The first […]Read more "Jessica Jones: Season 2 – a review"
I’ve finished playing the Ubisoft video game Watch Dogs 2. I don’t mean that I’ve just finished playing the campaign. I completed that a couple of weeks ago. I mean, I’ve finished the game, earning all of its trophies, including the Platinum Trophy for earning all of the other trophies. This is my third platinum, […]Read more "Watch Dogs 2 — a video game review (Third Platinum Trophy!!)"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 At long last, we arrive at the Empire Edition of 15-Minute Force. Not to be a nerd-lemming, this movie has always been my favorite of all the Star Wars movies, and as we begin this, my umpteenth viewing of the movie, I believe that this assessment still holds true. Yes, I like […]Read more "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Meet the New Base (Same As the Old Base, Only Colder and Whiter)"
Ronnie James Dio, who was, at different stages of his career, the lead singer for Rainbow, Black Sabbath (and its later incarnation as Heaven & Hell), and also had a successful solo career as simply Dio, died of gastric cancer in 2010 at the age of 67. His wife began the Ronnie James Dio Stand […]Read more "Ronnie James Dio Made Me Get My First Colonoscopy"
I’m writing this review not because this was a spectacular episode of TNG (it’s not), nor because it’s a bad episode (it’s not that, either). On my personal 5-star rating system, in which 5 stars is apparently almost unattainable (I’m a tough grader) and 3 stars would be considered an “average” episode, one that […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 4.17 “Night Terrors”"
I have a confession. I’ve liked all three of the Thor movies, and for three different reasons. I enjoyed the world-building in Thor (2011). The Jack Kirby version of Asgard was brought to life on film, and director Kenneth Branagh treated the subject matter with a seriousness that it might not have even deserved. […]Read more "Thor: Ragnarok — a movie review [Here There Be Spoilers]"