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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
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
A movie becomes a classic for a reason; it’s no accident that movie studios keep remaking Miracle on 34th Street and A Christmas Carol. These are stories that are insightful, engaging and just as relevant now as they were when they were new. So we get it; telling the same story over and over is a ritual. This is understandable, but then there’s the folks who like to take that which is old, change the wrapper and pass it off as something new. Well, they’re not fooling us! Here’s a quick guide to spot how every made for TV Christmas movie is a rip off of either Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Peggy Sue Got Married, or, in the case the last two, often both. Read the rest of this entry
First, there was Rocky, a classic film, a character study of the most likable character possibly ever. Then, there was the sequel, Rocky II, and we dove further down the rabbit hole and got an extra montage. I imagine that Rocky III was supposed to be the final installment, and I think you could argue cases for this being the best and the worst Rocky movie up to this point. Let’s dig in! Read the rest of this entry
Only Fischer Stevens (racist 80s stereotype character) and Tim Blaney (the voice of Johnny Five) return from the original cast in Short Circuit 2, a movie that exists because there was money to be made on the brand. The first movie was a harmony of creativity, old ideas with a new twist and commercial appeal, while this movie just cashes in on the first installment. Here are 4 reasons Short Circuit 2 doesn’t live up to the original. Read the rest of this entry
You gotta love the title for this post, right? Rolls right off your tongue.
Anyway, the early 1990s saw a musical culture in flux; it wasn’t the 80s anymore but Grunge Rock and Gangsta Rap had not yet electrified the landscape. In 1991, the biggest song of the year was from the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves via Brian Adams’ “Everything I do (I Do It For You),” and in that tradition, I bring you 2 Songs From The Early 90s That Are More Christian Than I realized At The Time, because I’m just noticing this now. Read the rest of this entry
To My Fellow Dog Lovers,
You own a dog and therefore you’re great! If you adopted a dog instead of buying one, you’re AWESOME! Hopefully, you’re doing everything right when it comes to caring for your dog and interacting with the community… but in case you’re not, here are 5 tips for dog owners when you’re out and about. Read the rest of this entry
I gotta be honest with ya; Interstellar had some cool ideas and I LOVE Christopher Nolan movies, but this movie didn’t work for me. I like that the Nolans trust me enough to appreciate the difference between a worm hole and black hole, but wow, they sure did f@ck up the ending. Here are 10(ish) points on the ending of Interstellar and why is ruined the movie. Read the rest of this entry
We love to hate the antagonist (bad guy) in movies and the crazier they are, the better the movie (Battlefield Earth aside). Sometimes, a movie villain will makes the leap from “Give me all your money!” to “Give me all your intestines!” and this is when we get a bad guy that is truly out of their mind. Here are six movie villains that fit the proverbial bill.
Coincidentally enough, the villains from Over the Top don’t quality… Read the rest of this entry
If you grew up during the 1980s (or were simply alive) and you watched movies, you know that nobody makes comedies like that anymore. I guess the threat of total nuclear annihilation is a good incentive to leave it all out on the field, because back then, people would commit! As such, here today I humbly present to you my own picks for the 10 Best Comedies of the 1980s in no particular order.
The new WordPress.com posting system is now the default; you can never go home again – or rather, back to the old posting form. This has been an optional beta post page for a long time and it doesn’t seem like they’re ever going to change the things I thought they obviously needed to update, so now that we’re stuck with it, here’ my laundry list of complaints. Read the rest of this entry