Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

Film Rated: 3.5 / 5 Book Rated: 3.5 / 5 The film isn't very much like the novel itself. Both were made for entirely different reasons. In fact, one could argue that the film was made for the purpose of critiquing just about everything the novel stands for, and doing it in a way that … Continue reading Starship Troopers (1997) analysis and comparison to the novel (1959)

Anomalous Host’s Personal Top 15 Favorite Comedies

I'm not sure if it's a good idea to make a list for this genre. Comedy is the one thing in all film that is more subjective than everything else. Anyone can enjoy a good physical stunt, or a good moment of acting, and admire a well-written screenplay put to film, plus the cinematography. But … Continue reading Anomalous Host’s Personal Top 15 Favorite Comedies

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK2UyCfJDYQ "Scared Silent" is 1st non news program to be seen on 3 networks simultaneously. (CBS, NBC & PBS), about child abuse hosted by Oprah. 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as Fartman. Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47). George Soros' Quantum Fund begins selling large amounts … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1992

Why Film Must be Viewed Responsibly

From the Greek tragedies of Euripides to the bawdy comedies of Shakespeare, both ancient and classical writers suffered no shame in telling a good story with the intention of proving a point or illustrating how they believed we ought to live in this world. Storytelling from its inception was expected to be more than entertainment.Brian … Continue reading Why Film Must be Viewed Responsibly

The Last Samurai (2003) review

Rated: 3 / 5 So the actions scenes are great and all, particularly during the last act. The movie is made well, paced well, acted well, it's all well-constructed. In the past I enjoyed the hell out of this movie. Nowadays, the political undertones are too loud for me to ignore for my honed-in senses. … Continue reading The Last Samurai (2003) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1992

USA/USSR Around World Air Race begins at Santa Monica. The 4 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, acquitted on charges of beating Rodney King, are indicted on civil rights charges. The US track team sweeps the medals in the long jump at the Barcelona Olympics as Carl Lewis wins gold (28 feet, 5 1/2 inches), Mike Powell … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1992

Sacrificing Liberty (2020) documentary review

Rated: 4.5 / 5 Currently an entry for this doesn't exist on IMDB, which is saying a lot considering Europa: The Last Battle has an entry on that site (a less-professionally-made documentary that I've begun to find to be more flawed and misinformed the more I look into it, though it does still contain enough … Continue reading Sacrificing Liberty (2020) documentary review

Death of a Soldier (1986) review

Rated: 3.5 / 5 "No rape, no robbery, and no motive. What the hell could he be after!?" This is one of the most underrated films ever made. It has never made it on DVD, and virtually no one knows about it. It's based on the true events that happened during the final years of … Continue reading Death of a Soldier (1986) review

Super Magic Realm, a fan-made expansion to the 1979 board game

So good Samus would want to play it. This blog post's intended audience is for those who are veterans of the board game Magic Realm, and who have gotten some amount of enjoyment out of it, and are interested in getting something more from it. Everyone else won't really care. Yeah, I know, this is … Continue reading Super Magic Realm, a fan-made expansion to the 1979 board game

Farscape (1999-2004) series review

Rated: 4 / 5 One of the few shows out there that managed to maintain being consistent in quality throughout its existence. It's a show I never appreciated as much as I should've. Mainly because at the time I was thinking, "Yeah, this show is fun. It's a sign of better things to come if … Continue reading Farscape (1999-2004) series review