Spoiler Free: Midway

Just did something I haven't done in years, vegetated and watched a movie, didn't putter with anything, wasn't working on anything, just sat there with my tea and Midway. Good movie, even if the critics weren't fond of it, critics know jack shit. Was happy to see 34th patches among the Doolittle Raider pilots, and Aaron Eckhart's portrayal of Jimmy Doolittle almost makes me forgive Hollywood for...

Snippet: Birds of Prey

Her: "What do you think is making Birds of Prey tank?"Me: "I don't think it's tanking, it looks as if it'll make its budget back and show a bit of profit in the end, depending upon Hollywood math, of course. I think it's just one more case of DC can't match Marvel when it comes to making movies. Marvel has the blockbuster formula down, they even released an R-rated movie, Deadpool, that made...

Dino-whining about Jurassic World

If Jurassic World had said they were bringing back dinosaurs, then I'd see the points made by the 'science' critics. Since the movie says, several times, that they didn't actually bring back dinosaurs, they fiddled with DNA and created species by mixing and matching more for crowd appeal than any attempt at accuracy. If the science crowd wants to bitch, they should be pointing out just how badly...

J.B. Books: Silver Screen Philosophy from a Golden Age

John Bernard Books was perhaps one of the best characters to ever stride the silver screen, brought to life with an unapologetic honesty by John Wayne it shows a transition from an older time to this that we now call the modern era. It takes place at the end of the Victorian Era, mentioned in passing in a newspaper that Mr. Books is reading occasionally throughout the movie. And also mixed...

Movies: I want my 7 bucks back!

I don't see why people are worried about the writing strike, with all of the remakes out in Hollywood these days this may just push them to the next inevitable step, just use the original script to remake the original flick. In the very short-lived animate series, Clerks, Randal manages to get several famous directors on the stand, grill them for a while and demanded his 7 bucks back, and I'm...