Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Best & Worst Films of 2015


It’s movie awards season (though if you’re brave enough to sit through the Golden Globes or the Oscars, you’re tougher than I am), so I thought I’d drop a list of what films I liked and what made me wished I’d stayed home.  Here’s my ranking breakdown of the movies I saw in 2015.  (Keep in mind, I’m still playing catchup, so this post with probably get updated.) Read the rest of this entry

My favorite Alan Rickman roles


One of society’s worst habits is waiting to praise someone after they’ve died.  I’m as guilty as anyone – how I wish I would have sent two sentences to Alan Rickman’s people and just said, “Hey, your work is excellent, I’m a big fan.  Happy New Year!”  There’s an outside chance he would have seen it and thought, “I made someone happy.”  But it’s too late.  Mr. Rickman passed away and film is clearly worse off for the loss.

Since there’s nothing else I can do, here are some of my favorite Alan Rickman roles.  Read the rest of this entry

How I learned to stop worrying & not watch the Golden Globes



Deciding that one piece of art is better than another one is an arbitrary process. At best, one could call it a matter of opinion and at worst, a futile exercise. Since no one made me watch, I was able to bypass the 2016 Golden Globes all together and I’m better off for it. Here’s a few reasons why. Read the rest of this entry

The Star Wars franchise and its love of the ticking clock


If it’s on the poster, it’s not a spoiler.

If you’ve not familiar with the term, a ticking clock movie is when the heroes need to do X before the bad guys do Y because if they don’t, the good guys lose, and what fun is that?  A good example of a ticking clock movie would be Speed, Back to the Future, Star Wars… Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and now Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  I can see how this is both a good and bad thing.  Read the rest of this entry

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