Category: Movies

  • Halloween streaming, 2019

    Well, it’s that time again: time to watch an obscene number of scary movies and shows in celebration of the month of Halloween.

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    “Avengers: Endgame” marks the end of a generation of aging nerds like myself.  It stirred up in me so much emotion that I wasn’t prepared for and I can’t wait to see the 3 hour finale again.

  • Halloween 2018 movie fest

    Halloween 2018 movie fest

    For those that like a little dose of fictional fear and thrill each October, there are endless Halloween movie candidates.  This year’s lineup for me was: The Boy The Endless Apostle Creep 2 Hush Holidays Hold The Dark I plan to also watch a couple TV shows, which I’ll cover later. Ghoul The Haunting of Hill…

  • Cargo

    I’m a sucker for a  good zombie movie. There’s just something about that mix of post-apocalypse and body horror that makes for the perfect sub-genre.

  • Attack of the Robots

    Attack of the Robots

    Is it just me, or have there been a lot of robot-themed movies lately?  I suppose it’s not really that surprising, as science fiction is one of the best barometers of cultural zeitgeists.

  • Truth and Stories

    To talk about my thoughts of the excellent documentary “Stories We Tell” in any detail would be robbing you of the joy of seeing it for yourself, of letting its layers unfold like slowly blooming petals.

  • Frozen vs. Watchmen

    It seemed obvious to me that the character of Queen Elsa from Disney’s excellent Frozen had glimpses of similarity to Dr. Manhattan from Snyder’s excellent The Watchmen. Both had nearly infinite power, which detached them from their humanity and fellow humans. Each secluded themselves far away in a self-made palace as a way of both…

  • The Cabin In The Woods

  • Prometheus vs. Avatar

    Prometheus vs. Avatar

    The planet Pandora has nothing — and I mean nothing — on the little moon SC-223. This place scared the (R-rated expletives) out of me; it was unnerving, frightening, dreadful, in all the ways that Pandora was not.

  • The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends

    The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends

    I just caught this highly entertaining geek culture documentary short film by Jay Cheel, host of the Documentary Blog podcast, which is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s called “The Politics of Competitive Board Gaming Amongst Friends.”