Bone (1991-2004) comic review

Rated: 2.5 / 5 Wokeness: 2 / 5 This comic gets plenty of things right, primarily with regard to how to put the reader in the middle of things, not really holding their hand with a slow sturdy introduction into the world, its occupants, factions, and characters. You are plopped right into the immediate aftermath … Continue reading Bone (1991-2004) comic review

Secretary (2002) review

Rated: 3 / 5 A while back, I went hard on those 50 Shades films (first, second, and third) in a series of drunk reviews (I couldn't get through those films sober). I never thought I'd find myself saying this, but I was too easy on those movies. Because I'm ashamed to admit that I … Continue reading Secretary (2002) review

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0VpfiMcPPA Cartoon Cable Network (aka Cartoon Network, CN) premieres. The Carandiru Massacre takes place after a riot in the Carandiru Penitentiary in São Paulo, Brazil. Sinead O'Connor rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on "Saturday Night Live" (apparently SNL has been political longer than 2016 gives it credit for). 1st overturn of a George … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: October 1992

Beowulf (2007), and the passing down of stories and their values

Rated: 2 / 5 Do not foster pride, glorious warrior! The great fame of your might lasts but a little while. then soon enough will sickness or the sword deprive you of strength-- or the grasp of flames, or the surging flood, or the slashing blade, or the flight of a spear, or horrid old … Continue reading Beowulf (2007), and the passing down of stories and their values

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