You’ve Got To See This

The other day, I heard someone ask the question, “What was the first movie you realized was bad?” and it got me thinking. When you’re a kid, just going to the movies is a treat. Your friends will… Read More

Limitless

And we have a winner! In the increasingly frustrating fall sweepstakes, a show has actually distinguished itself from the pack of wannabes. Limitless is a clever, exciting show with its own narrative voice and a special look and feel. It’s… Read More

Blindspot

Working in the corporate world as I do, I should not be surprised when I see something that reminds me of that all-time famous dish from the kitchen of too many cooks: spaghetti soup ham salad hash. “Hey,… Read More

We Ourself

I’m looking forward to seeing The Martian, but the trailer has caused one question to pop into my mind. Matt Damon’s character plainly says that the soil has no nutrients and won’t grow anything. Then we see that… Read More

In Praise of the Binge

I was excited about the reboot of Battlestar Galactica when it first burst upon the scene back in 2004. I’m a big Edward James Olmos fan and the idea of swapping genders for Boomer and Starbuck I thought… Read More

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