Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993

Rudy Giuliani wins the New York mayoral election, becomes 1st Republican mayor since 1965. Puerto Rico votes against becoming the 51st US state. Joe Buttafuoco sentenced to 6 months for statutory rape of Amy Fisher. Black and white leaders in South Africa approve new democratic constitution. North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passes US House of Representatives. … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: November 1993

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) thoughts

Rated: 4 / 5 "Kidnap the Sandy Claws, see what we will see. Lock him in a cage and then, throw away the key." I never appreciated this film as much as I wanted to back in the day. I knew it was visually unique with the creature designs and animation. I knew half the … Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Gkqzxss8Ss Savatage guitarist and co-founder Christopher Michael "Criss" Oliva killed in a car accident. Tupac Shakur is arrested and charged with shooting two off-duty police officers in Atlanta; the charges are later dropped. The Rocky Horror Picture Show makes its TV debut on Fox; the movie is inter-cut with a live cast performance. The first Got Milk? commercial is broadcast on TV; directed … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1993

The Batman (2022) thoughts

Rated: 1.5 / 5 Wokeness: 4 / 5 "It's one of the best Batman films yet," they said. "Exceeds all expectations," they said. "Finally, a live-action Batman movie that utilizes actual detective-work," they said. "What a load of shit," I say. This movie is everything I thought it was going to be. Woke as fuck, … Continue reading The Batman (2022) thoughts

Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Both films rated: 2.5 / 5 These types of movies suffer from the exact same problem, at least as far as my personal enjoyment goes. They're both about a socially awkward guy, bordering on crazy, who has talent to some degree; more-so in Magic, since the guy is as good a magician as he is … Continue reading Magic (1978) and Pin (1988) brief thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993

Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway, signed by Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres and PLO official Mahmoud Abbas. 1,000 Boeing 747 jumbo plane produced. Last Russian troops leave Poland (heheh, irony). LA/Anaheim Mighty Ducks (founded by the Walt Disney Company, later sold to Henry and Susan Samueli in 2005) … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: September 1993

Method for Objectively Determining if a Board Game is Good or Bad

If one can utilize objective criticism for critiquing and/or ranking films and video games (let alone novels), one should be able to do it for board games. The biggest difference between board games and the other stuff just mentioned, is that board games require other human players to play with. That is... if you don't … Continue reading Method for Objectively Determining if a Board Game is Good or Bad

Top Gun: Maverick (2022) thoughts

Ignore the incorrect release date. Rated: 3.5 / 5 Wokeness: 2.5 / 5 I thought it would be another 5-8 years before films of this quality started coming out again. Films with honest-to-God effort behind them. Sure that effort isn't seen in the story or character department, at least beyond my standards of B-movie fare; … Continue reading Top Gun: Maverick (2022) thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993

14-time MLB All Star Reggie Jackson is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Shamrock Broadcasting, a Disney company, officially takes ownership of Cleveland's WMMS-FM/100.7 & WHK-AM/1420. Japan Hosokawa government begins. Pope John Paul II publishes encyclical Veritatis splendor. Ruth Bader Ginsburg sworn in as a US Supreme Court Justice. US Court of Appeals rules congress must … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: August 1993

Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!

Introduction that you can skip if you just want the anime review. So I've received some interesting responses to a few prior blog posts I made over the years. In particular, posts I made regarding the holocaust and pedophilia (if you want a taste of both, go play Barbarossa). The type of responses I do … Continue reading Rant on insults and death-wishes; plus thoughts on Oh! / Ah! My Goddess!