I’m tempted to feel like the cheerful novelty of pseudo-lockdown is beginning to lose its sheen. To be sure, my family and I are suffering nothing but inconvenience, but inconvenience must still be met with grace to avoid it becoming more difficult then necessary.
Continue reading Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done #8 – April 14, 2020
Supposedly I’m into movies and supposedly I’m able to keep my geek emphasis on life and pop culture in check. That’s how I like to present myself, anyway. But recent evidence seems to be confronting those assumptions. I watch Ant-Man and the Wasp and I find I have a breezy 800+ words flowing from my fingertips, but a similarly-timed viewing of Ocean’s 8 only invites comparisons to the Star Wars saga. What’s up with that?
Continue reading Ocean’s 8: The Ocean Saga–Episode IV
How to describe Colossal, the 2016 offering from writer and director Nacho Vigolondo? It’s an oddity of a movie: it’s got a small cast, a limited scope, relatively few special effects, and yet with all that, it’s still about a giant monster knocking down buildings in South Korea.
Continue reading Colossal – an oddball of a monster movie
Ever try to summarize the plot of the musical Les Miserables to anyone who hasn’t seen it? It’s great fun. You say something like this: Continue reading Thoughts on Les Miserables