In alphabetical order, here are 10 horror movies that I believe are an essential part of any collection. An American Werewolf in London From its kickass soundtrack to the practical Rick Baker werewolf transformation effects, this is a solid horror movie. Plus, I’ve always been partial to Jenny Agutter. Carrie I loved the Stephen King […]Read more "10-LIST: Horror Movies"
I’m not finished playing this game. I just want to put that out there up front. I’ve finished playing the campaign, which was fun and semi-fulfilling. I say “semi” because the beginning of the campaign was a little glitchy when I started playing (it’s feasible that there has been a fix since then) so that […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed: Origins — a video game review"
01:30:01 – 01:45:00 Here we are with a whole lot of Act Three stuff zipping around us like Matrix bullets. We’re done with training montages and Ahch-To (mostly), and Canto Bight is now a distant memory from a James Bond flick. We are back in the meat of the story as we begin the seventh […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Act Two May Have Been a Colossal Waste of Time (Or: Things Fall Apart, The Center Cannot Holdo)"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Errand of Mercy.” On this date in history: The Beatles’ hit #1 on the Billboard charts with “Penny Lane” on March 12, but it doesn’t last long. By the […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.26 “Errand of Mercy” – (Original air date: Thursday, March 23, 1967)"
I know it may not seem like it, but I took a few vacation days at the beginning of this month. My wife Sharon and I flew to Salt Lake City, Utah, and spent a few days in that location. Why Salt Lake City, you ask? It’s a bucket list thing. Not SLC, specifically. But, […]Read more "Salt Lake City, Utah – 2018"
Stolen wisdom is better than no wisdom: “Happiness is Looking Forward to Something.” Entertainment in all of its forms is my chief hobby. Since I began planning my entertainment options a couple of years ago, I feel like I’ve begun to maximize my happiness. It’s the primary source of the articles I write as well. […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2018 Update): The Secret to Happiness"
I tend to set rules for myself and then feel uncomfortable when I don’t follow them. Sometimes, I’m not even aware that I’ve set rules in place at all. For instance, it seems that, as a general rule, I don’t read much about the television shows that I watch. At least not during the season. […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 4 Premiere “American Alien” — a review"
Maybe time travel was always the bane of Barry Allen’s existence. I remember a lot of time travel stories from the comic books when I was a kid, back when the Flash had to use a treadmill to time travel and Carmine Infantino was the quintessential Flash artist. Maybe some of the stories involved Barry […]Read more "The Flash: Season Five Premiere Episode “Nora” — a review"
01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Welcome back to the next chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. In our previous chapter, Finn and Rose managed to escape from Canto Bight with the assistance of the slicer DJ (Benicio del Toro in another dialogue mangling role). We can safely assume that they are returning to […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: From Ahch-To to Act Three (Or: Luke and Rey Duke It Out When Luke Takes Away Her Phone Privileges)"
In our home office, we have a deep, relatively narrow walk-in closet that the previous owners of the house lined with shelves. The former residents may have used it to store shoes, as far as I know. But, for me, it presented a space, after many years of moving heavy cardboard boxes, to display most […]Read more "Books on My Shelves That I Haven’t Read Yet (But I’m Not Sure Why Not)"