Interesting weekend. I spent it learning to plow a field by hand. And by hand I mean I was using animal power instead of a tractor. The animals in question were a team of oxen and a team of horses. In case you are wondering which one does a better job. The answer is neither. […]Read More Blogs and Ends
The trailer for Picard has dropped and it looks like it’s going to more hot garbage from Alex Kurtzman. The trailer features Picard and some girl who is the Key to Everything. The only cast members from the old days that I recognize are Janeway, Seven of Nine and what looks like a fully CGI […]Read More Yeah, it’s Gonna Suck: Picard
Blade Runner is a film I hold in considerable affection and yet it is not great movie. For that matter it’s not even a good movie. But it is a very influential one. Everyone knows that it has problems. It’s just that it’s hard for anyone to agree on what they are. The trouble is […]Read More Blade Runner: Retrospective
Without Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner would have been one of the most forgotten about movies in the history of science fiction. This entire film rested on that one scene. And Hauer made up a lot it himself on the spot. He was the real star of Blade Runner. Rest in peace Roy Batty.Read More Like Tears In The Rain
Okay, not the most English of names. Lady Cataline made a few remarks about, “Moose and Squirrel.” But aside from that Great Britain’s new Prime Minister is good news. Brexit is going through. At this point the only thing that needs to be done to assure that is… Nothing. It was May that was delaying […]Read More It’s Boris!
I’ll probably be updating this later with a bit more depth but here is the nub: When will this superhero crap end? I hear the constant cry in the electronic winds of the internet. Probably soon is my guess. But before we get into that lets see where it started. A lot of people credit […]Read More Where Did Superhero Mania Come From?
Well, why not? Black Panther grossed $1.35 billion worldwide. Captain Marvel’s take was $1.12 billion. Compare those numbers with more traditional superhero films like Ironman III: $1.12 billion and Captain America: Civil War: $1.15 billion respectively. There is effectively zero difference in boxoffice take. Yes, they were fiddling things rather aggressively with Captain Marvel but […]Read More Why?
Could have fooled me.Read More So Apparently, This is Not a Trailer for a Horror Movie
There is a belief among civilians that stuff is cheaper in the PX. This is only marginally true, It really isn’t what it used to be. Back before I came in, everyone in the Exchange system was in uniform, (from the truck driver who picked up the merch at the warehouse to the guy who […]Read More Anime is Great…It’s the Fan’s That Suck
How right I was, when I wrote that headline. Terrible news yesterday. There was a brutal one man attack on Kyoto Anime Studios. It left more than thirty people dead. A man in his forties doused the entrance of the studio with an accelerant and set fire to it. The studio, was three stories tall […]Read More Anime is Great…It’s the Fans That Suck