Many spoilers follow. Also, while my intention is to just talk about MY experience as a film-goer and not to get into feminist politics per se, that whole “personal is political” thing means that some folks may experience this as a political post. In keeping with the spirit of Mindless Diversions (and my own intentions), I’d encourage you not to read it as an argument, and not to respond with one. It’s just my story.
Mind-Blowing Possible Easter Egg In The Force Awakens. Spoilers, obviously.
The non-dairy cheese of George Lucas films.
A series of impressions of the new Star Wars movie. Spoilers are included but blacked out.
The Force Awakens is a great, new story wrapped in a warm blanket of nostalgia.
Here Be Spoilers.
If you’re stuck wondering what do I get for the person who has everything (or you just want to see what we think is cool), we’re here to help!
The Magic of Pixar (Cry Because of a Dinosaur Edition)
How is a television series like a bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos?
The Joy Of Painting.
Circumstances alter cases.
On the subtle distinctions between cash grabs and finding a richness and depth in a story that allows for another chapter to be written.
(It’s about the upcoming Rocky spin-off called “Creed”. Well, mostly about the movies that spun the upcoming movie off.)
A response to #BoycottStarWarsVII.
Okay. I will try to not talk about Person of Interest except for one or two more times this year. After this, I mean.
Overthinking a classic.
Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.
Musings on the remake of The Karate Kid in light of this whole “80’s Nostalgia” thing.
There’s really no place for the Force in a historical narrative of the First Galactic Empire.
Stolen from Kyle Cupp’s Facebook feed: “Whom would you cast in a remake of CLUE?”
Think about it before you click through, I don’t want to bias your results.
Why isn’t it Christmas yet?
Where I reflect on the importance of The Simpsons and their Halloween specials.
Before Saul Goodman, before those damned Chipmunk movies, there was Mr. Show, for my money the best post-Python sketch comedy show.
Oceans of water, oceans of time.
On Twitter, Gentleperson Emeritus Elizabeth Picciuto pointed out that “1995 has no business being 20 years ago.” So I googled the pop culture events of 1995.
They are, apparently, making a Peanuts movie.
On Holding Up
Netflix’s Bloodline was absolutely excellent television for almost the entirety of its first season. Turn it off three-minutes-and-thirty-seconds before it ends.
Last night, while “menu surfing” on my cable box in On Demand zones, I discovered (news to me!) that there’s not only an El Rey Network, but a From Dusk Til Dawn series with an already completed first season.
On the thing where you are watching a show with your significant other and then she goes on vacation.
There was Frank Rizzo. Open up your [email protected]#$%^ ears jackass.
There are far too many science fiction films that left us asking: what happened? Thankfully, three recent documentaries get to the bottom of it.
Richard Burton eloquently discusses the problems with addiction.
The Joy Of Dates where You and Bae watch two separate movies. (Reviews pending)
View a bit of largely unseen work from a legendary “punked humor” comedian carrying the torch of a late (I think?) legend and close friend and working partner of his.
The Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Religious Test Clause predictably collide with Obergefell v. Hodges in Eastern Kentucky.
Remembering a notorious hell-raiser. And a talented one at that.