Modern Times

I accidentally watched an episode of Undercover Boss last year.  This was one of those drive-by viewings where you turn on the TV, the show is on and your Id can’t look away no matter how much your… Read More

The Original Avengers

When I used to watch The Avengers reruns on TV as a child, I would get the feeling that I was witnessing a joke whose punchline I didn’t quite get.  As a show, it was quirky and weird… Read More

That Sound

I just turned on my TV and heard “that” sound. A sound hauntingly familiar to anyone who saw Alien or Aliens in the theater. That particular beeping of the locator device they use to track the monster(s) that… Read More

Cardboard

There are days when my brains feel like cheap, imported cardboard.  Not quality, American made cardboard, mind you, but the sketchy imported stuff.  This is one of those days.

Above The Line

I’m always flabbergasted when I hear that a particular star (usually Tom Cruise) is being paid $20M to star in a film.  The first thing that occurs to me is: Couldn’t they get someone who can run toward the… Read More

Dopamine

The thing that makes life exciting, and therefore worth living, is a sense of wonder and newness. You get that sense of wonder and newness from a thing called dopamine, a chemical and its associated receptors in your… Read More

Tagging Out

We complain about writers and directors being booted from movies and how the vision gets lost in the process but we forget that sometimes it’s for a good reason. For instance, Jeff Wadlow did not in any way… Read More

Mediocrity

Imagine if you went to the movies and saw something intense like Fury Road. Then you came home and turned on a double overtime football game.  And then, just to wind down before bed, you watched an episode… Read More

Centaurs

I overheard two guys arguing about whether they would have sex with a Centaur the other day and it was obvious from the way they were going back and forth that one of them was thinking of the… Read More

Uh…

How was I not aware this was happening?  They’re rebooting Doom?  It’s the most realistic rendering engine I’ve ever seen?  The game play looks amazing? And I’m just finding out about it now? Five Bloody Minutes of Doom… Read More