Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 I used to own this other board game titled King of Tokyo, a game that abstracted kaiju fights by having monsters that were rip-offs of Godzilla and King Kong, the energizer bunny, among others (some of which, to their credit, were original). We all knew we were to imagine that these … Continue reading Godzilla: Tokyo Clash (2020) board game review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

https://fthmb.tqn.com/GUgetOzRNOpvNAVGkz-rircx2fk=/1500x1000/filters:fill(auto,1)/Mount-Pinatubo-58c2c3ba5f9b58af5ca0ae25.jpg Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history. Lesbian priest Elizabeth Carl ordained in Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. Mikhail Gorbachev receives his 1990 Nobel Peace Prize. NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson as host on "The Tonight Show" on May 25, 1992. Victory parade following success in the Gulf War is held in Washington, D.C.. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1991

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

https://cdn-s3.si.com/s3fs-public/chicago-bulls-michael-jordan-1991-finals-vault.jpg Pope John Paul II's encyclical on Centesimus annus. A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after Salvadoran man is shot by police. Michael Landon appears on The Tonight Show to talk about his cancer. Oakland A's Jose Canseco is seen leaving Madonna's apt. Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: May 1991

White Dog (1982) and Homicide (1991) dual review, and the issue of race

There will be spoilers for both films. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MKWPq55b1uo/UMYwHdYOiMI/AAAAAAAAN80/b8bTb7-PaLk/s1600/poster+whitedog+2.jpg Rated: 3.5 / 5 I have to admit, the 80s to the early 90s continue to impress me. The most interesting of their films tend to have a lot of grey in their morals and themes, rather than making a pure black and white picture (assuming we're … Continue reading White Dog (1982) and Homicide (1991) dual review, and the issue of race

Films for the #BLM Looters and Rioters

You know, I try. I really try. I try to avoid hopping on the bandwagon of current events this heavily. I don't like getting caught up in them. I may take a small jab at them here and there when I review some film or show or game or something (maybe even using the said … Continue reading Films for the #BLM Looters and Rioters

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

https://c8.alamy.com/comp/T62WDG/1990s-interior-last-remaining-automat-cafeteria-closed-in-1991-on-42nd-street-new-york-city-ny-usa-kf33311-kru001-hars-united-states-of-america-entertainment-foods-snack-foods-snacks-wide-angle-fast-food-vendor-nourish-customer-service-snack-food-20th-century-choice-interiors-vendors-lunch-stand-on-fast-foods-nyc-automat-convenient-nickels-selection-conceptual-new-york-1991-cities-interior-design-nickel-nourishment-stylish-new-york-city-vending-machine-coin-operated-popular-culture-diners-luncheonette-self-service-42nd-42nd-street-art-deco-last-old-fashioned-T62WDG.jpg US Supreme Court rules jurors cannot be barred from serving due to race. US minimum wage goes from $3.80 to $4.25 per hour. Kitty Kelly publishes a book knocking Nancy Reagan. LA King Wayne Gretzky scores NHL record 93rd playoff goal. Last automat (coin operated cafeteria) closes (3rd & 42nd St, NYC). Former child actor Adam … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1991

The International (2009) review

https://sisterrose.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/the-international-movie-poster-12.jpg Rated: 4 / 5 "The truth means responsibility!""Exactly! Which is why everyone dreads it!" Films like these are how I know cinema didn't truly start dying until at least 2012. Sure there were the signs of decay with the unofficial banning (official blacklisting) of The Path to 9/11, but that was Disney being censorious … Continue reading The International (2009) review

Favorite Movie Shootout Scenes

Title should be self evident. These are my favorite shootouts in film history. And by shootouts, I mean there needs to be bullets flying everywhere and decimating both the flesh and the walls/doors/cars/glass. And what is it about them that makes them the best? Well, if it makes me want to watch them more than … Continue reading Favorite Movie Shootout Scenes

Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 1)

Part 1 Obstacles are placed in our path in life, not to defeat us but to be surmounted. -- p.73 More pages and density with this chapter.  So much so that I can't do my usual "quote every significant paragraph I see" method and comment on it.  I'm going to have to resort to the … Continue reading Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 2 (part 1)

Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 1

Introduction Yep, I'm doing this.  I've been catching a lot of flack from guys who hate Hitler and the Nazis and white nationalists about not reading Mein Kampf, while they themselves have read it.  Guess that's like claiming to be a Christian without having read the Bible (or at least the New Testament), or a … Continue reading Thoughts on Mein Kampf Chapter 1