Wolves In White

A few years ago I went through a particularly tough summer of reading when my book list ran into a series of super disturbing, ultra downers. It went a little something like this: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. The… Read More

Kill Me Three Times

@Genrist Bottom Line: Don’t waste your time. For the first time in recent memory, I had to go to Rotten Tomatoes to be told why I didn’t like a movie. Even as I was watching this movie, I… Read More

Heinlein The Liberal

Ever since that terrible movie came out in 1997, people who’ve never read Heinlein found it fashionable to talk about what a fascist he was. This came from the misinterpretation of a single concept in the book Starship… Read More

Lexicon

Genrist Bottom Line: Fast moving story with a fascinating premise populated by distinctly human characters. Read it. Max Barry is probably the best science fiction writer you’ve never heard of. I fell in love with his stuff when… Read More

American Ultra

@Genrist Bottom Line: Go see this movie. There are a lot of people working in Hollywood right now but there are only a few who are having any fun. They’re the ones who remember what it was like to… Read More

Seminal Works

Things change. Sometimes so subtly that you only notice when you look back after a period of time, but other times you can feel a seismic shift when something happens, a feeling that things will never be the… Read More

Soldier

From time to time it’s easy to forget how much of an impact (whether for good or ill) a director can have on a movie. Beyond the ability to completely wreck the project by bringing in his own writer… Read More

Remakes Redux

I talked previously about how much better the remake of Dredd was than the original Judge Dredd so I thought I’d swing back around and point out how that’s not normally the case. Let me just drop some… Read More

Sexy Evil Genius

I like it when a title tells me everything I can expect to see in the movie.  For instance, if the title has the word “Transformers” in it, I know that the movie will have some kind of… Read More

Ant-Man

As a nerd who likes nerdy things, one who grew up specifically reading Avengers comic books, I was surprised to find I had no desire to go see Avengers: Age of Ultron.  And this is really striking a… Read More