Where the Wild Things Are, on DVD. Between this and AI, I think I’m in for a weekend-long cryfest.
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This is an expansion on a comment I made on a post at BoingBoing about the movie Avatar. I figured with some inflation it’d have the potential to be a review. Yes, there are probably spoilers here. Avatar is a lush, luscious movie set sometime in a more or less human future. We don’t know when, exactly, but a rough guess would be 100 […]
To start with, this isn’t going to be a review of Where the Wild Things Are, per se; rather it’s intended as a discussion of the film for those who’ve already seen it. As such it could contain spoilers, and in any case I’d caution you against seeing it with the baggage of preconceived notions. (Then again, […]
Well, okay, it wasn’t just him; Douglas Adams had more than a little to do with it too, but that’s another story. It was 1982, and I was a freshman in high school. It was typically tough, as those years often are; but it was perhaps a little harder on me — not because I was a burgeoning pubescent, but because […]
I don’t recall when, exactly, I became aware that Wil Wheaton had an active blog presence. It would have been a few years ago, probably mentioned in passing in comments or a link-in somewhere else, pointing to a post he’d done. Likely it was on a nerdy subject of some sort, since I often consume nerdy blogs, and odds are good […]
Went to see Inkheart and Coraline this weekend with the GF, and thought it might be constructive to do a parallel review of them, because to my mind they have at least a few things in common. Also note that there may be spoilers, depending on how you view things, below the fold here. For starters, I haven’t read […]
06 Nov 2007 at 01:58
I really, really wanted to like this movie. See, I’ve read Gerrold’s book, and it’s very good: Sweet, hurting, reminiscent, cute. I knew, before seeing the film, that a major component had been compromised. I figured, okay, well, how bad could it be? I forgot that major compromises and minor ones tend to interdigitate. This movie just didn’t know what […]
08 Oct 2007 at 23:58
It just, just started tonight. I just, just saw it. Huey Vs. Uncle Ruckus, a broken broomstick against nunchaku. All in the name of not stealing movies. Available, now, on BitTorrent. A brilliant season 2 opener. Mmm. Feel the intensity of that illegal download. Irony is so good for the blood.
22 Sep 2007 at 00:01
A few weeks back I blogged on the HPLHS version of Call of Cthulhu. It was sweet, in the way that only the insanely-tainted wine of dead aeons can be; but I neglected to mention that when I ordered CofC on DVD, I also ordered the HPLHS rendering, on CD and done as a radio drama, of At the Mountains […]
Well, I half-saw it; so maybe it was only half-awful. As an English major I was painfully aware, sometimes, of how dreadful some stories could be. Directionless and pointless drivel which seemed of interest primarily for historical value, but certainly not for literary quality, was regularly heaved across my palate. I was subjected to the contrast of Nadine […]