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"
After I watched Captain Marvel (great movie: you should check it out), I had completed all of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In point of fact, I had watched every MCU motion picture released to date. That’s a lot of movies, over a lot of years. 23 movies, in fact, over 11 years. […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Top 10 MCU Movies"
Yeah, yeah. I know. Captain Marvel wasn’t the last movie in Phase 3. It was, however, the last one I watched, this morning. To be perfectly honest with you (and I always am), I delayed watching this movie because I didn’t think I would like it. I’ve never been a fan of Captain Marvel in […]Read more "Captain Marvel — a review (and a farewell salute to MCU Phase 3)"
I may have seen parts of the documentary on television before. Parts of it seem very familiar. I am familiar with director Penelope Spheeris. She directed two comedy movies I liked a lot: Wayne’s World and the Chris Farley/David Spade Black Sheep. Spheeris also directed the “Bohemian Rhapsody” music video for Wayne’s World. The rumor […]Read more "The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years — a documentary review"