This list of Quentin Tarantino movies does not include his segment from Four Rooms, “The Man from Hollywood,” although it’s worth watching. Nor does it include whatever part of Sin City he directed. QT also directed an amateur short film that I’ve never seen (and has, reportedly, been partially lost) titled My Best Friend’s Birthday. […]Read more "10-List: Tarantino Films (Ranked)"
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was released in 2003, but I didn’t watch it until sometime after it came out on DVD. I was an avid fan of Blockbuster and Hollywood Video in those days—a card-carrying member. Broadband and streaming videos were being talked about, even then, but that felt like talking about flying cars […]Read more "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — a movie review"
In motion pictures, there are two storytelling devices that I’m not wild about. The first of these is the use of voiceover narration. It underscores the point-of-view character in a scene and gives you the same sort of feeling you get when reading a novel or short story told in the first person. Outside of […]Read more "Enola Holmes (Netflix) — a movie review"
I reviewed the video game Far Cry 5 and complained about its “downer” ending. Seriously, it bummed me out so much that I stopped playing the game after I finished the campaign when I was well on my way to another platinum trophy. Humble brag: I have five platinum tropies to date. Sure, it’s a […]Read more "10-List: Movies with Downer Endings"
Yeah, I’m that guy. The one who still has a huge amount of movies on DVD rather than a series of computer files. I realize I’m slow to adopt new technology, so keep your cyberpunk sermonizing to yourself. I eventually accept new technology into my life. It’s just that I’m a little out-of-phase with the […]Read more "10-List: 10 Favorite Movies in Firewater’s DVD Collection"
I watched the movie Yesterday on the Lido deck of the Carnival Glory just a few weeks ago. We were delayed leaving New Orleans (for reasons never explained, now that I think about it) and still weren’t in warmer waters, so it was pretty cold out on deck by the swimming pool. My wife and […]Read more "Yesterday (2019) — a movie review"
On other occasions, I’ve mentioned that one of the benefits I’ve discovered in being an Amazon Prime member is my access to an untold number of television series, movies and documentaries that I might not otherwise watch through Prime Video. Geek, and You Shall Find was one of the documentaries the computer suggested I might […]Read more "Geek, and You Shall Find (2019) — a documentary review"
Nothing reveals character as much as dialogue. This applies in real-life as much as it does in fiction. I can hear your objection to this. Talk is cheap, you say? Actions speak louder than words. I understand your position on this. If a person’s actions are inconsistent with the words they speak, that still reveals […]Read more "I Like The Way You Talk (How Tarantino, Sorkin & Kevin Smith Won Me Over with Dialogue)"
This post is serving double duty. It’s a track-by-track review of the Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast, with the associations of my ill-spent youth. But, it’s also a review of the documentary Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast (Classic Albums), which I watched on Amazon Prime Video. As is my custom, […]Read more "It’s a Good Record, Man: “The Number of the Beast,” by Iron Maiden — a music (and documentary) review"
One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member, for me, is that I get to watch a lot of documentaries that I probably wouldn’t watch otherwise. Chris Claremont’s X-Men is one of these. My bona fides as a comic book geek (a collector during my teenage years; a sporadic aficionado thereafter) are a […]Read more "Chris Claremont’s X-Men — a documentary review"