Category: Movies

yeah, the non-genre stuff

Christopher Nolan Director’s Collection – Better than a Dark Knight Marathon 0

Christopher Nolan Director’s Collection – Better than a Dark Knight Marathon

After briefly considering the butt calluses we would collect by going to a theater and watching all three Dark Knight movies back-to-back-to-back, we opted instead for the freedom of our couches and availability of...

The Social Network vs. Zombieland SMACKDOWN 0

The Social Network vs. Zombieland SMACKDOWN

With the Facebook IPO consternation, coupled with news of certain Zombie-like events in the U.S., it is time for a SMACKDOWN of two movies that are bursting with mysterious parallels.

John Carter vs. The Avengers SMACKDOWN 1

John Carter vs. The Avengers SMACKDOWN

With the impending release of JOHN CARTER on DVD, and THE AVENGERS breaking records at the box office, it is past time to compare and contrast these two latest Disney/Buena Vista movies.

Thoughts on The Avengers 2

Thoughts on The Avengers

I have not been to a midnight movie in ages. But my lovely wife agreed to act like kids and see the new Avengers movie at midnight last night. It was well worth the...

In Honor of the last day to see “John Carter” in the movies 0

In Honor of the last day to see “John Carter” in the movies

Once more, my John Carter video primer! Not long until the DVD is available! To help push for a sequel, visit the BackToBarsoom website.  

A Tale of Two Depressing Movies – Notes on “The Descendants” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” 0

A Tale of Two Depressing Movies – Notes on “The Descendants” and “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

We rarely watch depressing movies in our house, as we find reality harsh enough. But in a recent week we viewed two Oscar Best Picture nominees: The Descendants starring my wife’s favorite (and everybody’s...

Farmer, Burroughs and Doc – Making Connections 1

Farmer, Burroughs and Doc – Making Connections

Thanks to JD at SFSignal, I am now reading Gods of Opar, an ARC of the soon to be published trilogy of Philip Jose Farmers two Opar books (Hadon of Ancient Opar and Flight...

John Carter primer on SFSignal 2

John Carter primer on SFSignal

My primer on John Carter (to go along with the earlier one on Doc Savage) has bee published on SFSignal. An excerpt: With Disney’s trailers and announced March release of the movie John Carter, readers...

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta 0

So Cold the River by Michael Koryta

Eric Shaw has visions, visions which ruined his promising film career in Hollywood and has damaged his marriage. Returning to Chicago, he makes documentaries about the lives of the deceased, paid for by their...

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving 1

Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

After I read John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany (which is an outstanding read) several years ago, I went on an Irving reading rampage; I stopped because though the writing was exquisite, the...

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