Category: TV and Movies

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Red Storm Rising in My Mind

Everyone has that favorite book they have played out as a movie in their imagination. Mine is Red Storm Rising. If done properly it would be not only an epic piece of storytelling, but timely as well.


“Annihilation” Movie Review

One of the best films of the first half of the year, a sci-fi/horror mashup, is now available on streaming and disc.


On Sympathies

So I’ve seen both Black Panther and Death Wish over the space of a couple of days. I came to the conclusion that, for different reasons, it wouldn’t be possible to talk about either one of these movies without talking about politics, politics, and more politics. So this, officially, despite the category label, is *NOT* a Mindless Diversions post. (That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to follow the regular site rules in comments, though.) Also, spoilers within.


Bambi in 2018

Revisiting the original in light of the upcoming live-action adaptation



How Pixar got their groove back.


Star Wars and the Failure of the Imagination

In any extended series the creators reach a decision point. They have said what there is to say given the series’ starting point. They have to choose: Do Something Different, or More of the Same.


Flying Solo in Front of Company

Insufficient ethical boundaries lead to some odd situations for some men and the women they abuse. (Content note: Not safe for work. Unpleasant subject material. Also, language, though that’s the least of it.)


The “It” Movie Review

The latest Stephen King horror adaptation plays like a big summer blockbuster


The Defenders Is Thoroughly Ehh

Netflix’s and Marvel’s The Defenders is underwhelming, underpowered, and unimpressive. And yet, it might one day not be.