Jackson Square Landmark Cinemas sold out Black Panther tickets for at least five days straight. I finally managed to find a showing one evening with three seats for my brother, my friend, and I. I was excited for a variety of reasons: I have always wanted to see a cat-themed superhero (Catman, for example); I... Continue Reading →
Ghost in the Shell (2017) surprised me. It isn't perfect, but it ended up being way better than I thought it would be. A lot of "hard-core" GitS fans were disappointed apparently, but, considering the quality of other film adaptations of anime, they were being unduly harsh. The Plot One of the major complaints about... Continue Reading →
-Christie, The Pale Horse, 210-211.
-Lord Peter Wimsey and the Warden in Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Lord Peter: “…But now that you have the age of national self-realization, the age of colonial expansion, the age of the barbarian invasions and the age of decline and fall, all jammed cheek by jowl in time and space, all armed alike... Continue Reading →
The Force didn't seem to be with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Walking out of the theater on the opening weekend (December 13), I noticed that quite a few people were unhappy with what had happened to their favourite film. As the days unfolded, more and more criticism gained traction online. Even the more positive... Continue Reading →
A haunting opening melody from the amazing 1979 Coppola film, The Black Stallion. https://youtu.be/Yo-9EGDohl4
Melodysheep's Bruce Lee Remix - Be Water My Friend has entranced me for some reason. I've been listening to it and other songs by Melodysheep since last night. I wonder why...
Goodnight, Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is a less well-known children's classic, which had enthralled me as a teen. Perhaps enthrall isn't quite the word. It gripped me. Emotions aren't something I comprehend on a regular basis, but Goodnight, Mister Tom has the power to stir even this Spockian reader. Now, as a grown and... Continue Reading →