I put off watching Justice League until after I finally got around to watching Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. I saw Man of Steel when it came out in the theaters, and, although I wasn’t the most rabid fan of that movie, I think I liked it more than some did. In fact, I […]Read more "Justice League — a movie review"
I’m late in jumping on this bandwagon. Obviously, since Netflix just dropped the third season of this original series. The only excuse—or, if you prefer, explanation—I can offer is that there must be a limit to the number of television series you watch that somehow feature zombies in them. I had already watched The Walking […]Read more "The Santa Clarita Diet: Season 1 — a review"
I had spinal surgery during the morning of April 4, 2019. I spent three nights at UAMS, a teaching hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, about thirty-five minutes or so from my driveway when traffic is favorable (which is seldom). Now, I am back home and on the mend. My surgeon fused several thoracic discs that […]Read more "Back Surgery (2019)"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 A lively conversation occurred today on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation about movie sequels that were better than the original films. Lt. O’Hara turned from the communications console and said Godfather II was clearly the better film, and he preferred to imagine that Godfather III didn’t exist at all. Lt. Hulu […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 1: Lt. Saavik is Half-Romulan (Or: Dr. David Marcus is Half-James-T-Kirk)"
I earned my fourth platinum trophy on the PS4, finishing up Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man video game. I didn’t get the platinum by accident. I had to grind away at the game for a very long time. In the end, in order to earn enough Challenge tokens to buy all of the Spider-Man suits, I had […]Read more "Spider-Man — a video game review (Platinum Trophy #4)"
I went about this, as they say, all bass-ackwards. I watched the 2011 DC Universe Animated Original Movie version of this first. This was the one in which Ben Mackenzie, who would go on to play Jim Gordon in the television series Gotham (now wrapping up its final season), provided the voice of Bruce […]Read more "Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli — a comic book review"
While it has become difficult for me to watch any documentary these days without thinking about the brilliant Fred Armisen/Bill Hader mockumentary series on IFC, Documentary Now!, I will still watch one when the subject matter appeals to me. You know what subjects appeal to me, of course. Just read the titles of my posts […]Read more "Batman & Bill (2017 documentary) — a review"