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

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!

Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts

Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu Rated: 2.5 / 5 銀河英雄伝説 = Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu = Legend of the Galactic Heroes 銀 = ぎん = gin = silver 河 = カ = ka = river Ginga: Galaxy, Milky Way 英 = エイ = ei = hero, outstanding 雄 = ユウ = yuu = masculine, male, leader, hero, superiority, … Continue reading Legend of the Galactic Heroes (1988-1997) anime thoughts

Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Rated: 2.5 / 5 So there was studio meddling with this film. A rough cut exists that's, well, rough. Unfinished special effects, not all shots are in it that should be (a few of which made it into the theatrical cut), but it is a more cohesive vision. In particular, the film clearly becomes something … Continue reading Spontaneous Combustion (1990) brief thoughts

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1993

Magic the Gathering makes its collectible card gaming debut at the Origins Game Fair in Dallas, TX. 1 second is added to the clock. President Clinton fires FBI director William S. Sessions. Fire in the press box at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium. Israeli offensive against terrorist bases in South Lebanon. The first of four photos of … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: July 1993