Blade Runner 2049 vs Kingsman: Golden Circle

TL;DR: Someone call Topher Grace and tell him to find his copy of Final Cut Pro. Blade Runner 2049 is a good movie and an excellent sequel, but it’s at least fifty minutes too long. Kingsman, on the… Read More

Star Trek: Discovery

TL;DR: I love it so Trekkers will probably hate it {shrug} I grew up on The Original Series, actually watched it as a kid during its first run on our brand new color television,  and I liked the… Read More

IT

TL;DR: This is both a great movie and a scary movie. You should see it. I’ve written before about how magnetic yet truly flawed Stephen King’s novel It truly is. For years I found myself returning to reread… Read More

Hitman’s Bodyguard

A long, long time ago during the Cold War, I was stationed at a listening post on an airbase in rural Italy. We lived on the economy where no one spoke English and there was no entertainment we… Read More

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Full Disclosure: I had to look up how to spell both parts of this blog post title. I thought Spider-Man was one word and homecoming was two. I also only went to see this movie because it was… Read More

Buying the Ridiculous

In Kingsmen: The Secret Service, our hero gets a bulletproof umbrella. In John Wick 2, he gets a bulletproof lining for his tailored suit. These are patently ridiculous ideas that should appear preposterous even to someone with a… Read More

Notes From The Internet Apocalypse

I, like most people, rely on fallback fantasies to be able to sleep at night. If I lost my house, for instance, I could just fall back to apartment life. If I lost my car, I could just… Read More

Wind River

The most subversive people I can think of are the people at Alamo Drafthouse who put together the pre-show entertainment. They have the ability to find the most arcane material that is only tangentially applicable to the movie… Read More

Dunkirk

When I first saw the trailer for Dunkirk a month or so ago, my first reaction was to say to my wife, “No way. That is one of the most depressing moments in WWII history.” I had a… Read More

Valerian

Way back in the 90s when I still smoked, I could tell how bad a movie was by how many times I left the theater for a smoke break. The record was four smoke breaks for Face/Off. If… Read More