[Movie] The Boss 2

The Boss isn’t getting very good reviews. As of right now, it’s at 17% on Rotten Tomatoes. (For what it’s worth, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is only at 19% and I thought that was pulpy fantasy fun, so maybe I just have terrible taste.) But I decided to see it anyway, for exactly one reason: the ...

No Sh!t, it’s a Kickstarter, and have I got a book for you. 1

No Sh!t, it's a Kickstarter, and have I got a book for you.
IT’S MY FIRST KICKSTARTER EVER LOOKEE LOOKEE! That’s right, everyone. The No Shit, There I Was speculative fiction anthology is THIS CLOSE to becoming a reality. A reality in which you get 24 amazeballs stories that I would wrestle a roid raging great white shark for, no shit. I’m excited and a little bit terrified, and I ...

[Movie] The Huntsman: Winter’s War 1

As half-prequel, half-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, The Huntsman: Winter’s War pretty much nails everything that was fun about the first film (namely, the Huntsman and the Evil Queen Ravenna) and leaves behind the less arresting bits (eg: Kristen Stewart’s Snow White). If you liked the first movie, you’re going to like this one. ...

[movie] I Saw the Light 1

[movie] I Saw the Light
I was legally required to see this movie, because Tom Hiddleston. Well, and because I actually really like Hank Williams, so I was excited about a biopic for him, even if my initial reaction to the announcement was oh dear god but Hiddleston sounds so British. Silly me. I’m not a native of the south (and I’m ...

And we’re back.

We’re back! As in my website is back up, after being down all weekend. Thank you so much to my wonderful hosting company, ElectricKitten, for resetting my bandwidth (and giving me a bit extra) with no extra charge. I love my host so much. Of course, this shouldn’t have needed to happen at all, in ...

[Movie] Hardcore Henry: what happens when you make an FPS into a movie?

Hardcore Henry is a scifi action film shot entirely in first person. Unlike handheld camera movies like Blair Witch or Cloverfield, there’s never an outside look at the protagonist; we’re supposed to be literally seeing through his eyes. It feels like someone’s taken a first person shooter game and rendered it in film, which is its strength as ...

[Movie] 10 Cloverfield Lane 1

I almost didn’t watch this movie. I never saw Cloverfield, and heard enough about it that I wasn’t really all that interested in it. So something that sounded like it might be a sequel wasn’t really on my radar. But then I heard from Sunil that this was a standalone thing, and more importantly, there weren’t ...

[Movie] Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Alfred 8

Batman vs Superman is the story of an engineering genius named Alfred who has decided to dedicate his life in service to the Wayne family as a butler, much to his detriment. As not-so-young-any-more Master Bruce goes into an out-of-control spiral of obsession laced with extremely lucid an violent dreams that really ought to have ...

Exit, pursued by student loans (a small plea for help) 10

As of yesterday, I no longer have a job. I wish I could say this is because I’ve spontaneously become independently wealthy, but that’s not the case. I worked in the petroleum industry, and all you have to do is take a look at the per-barrel price of oil over the last year to understand why ...

Dr. Hansen’s climate change paper: scarier than any horror story I have ever read 2

Dr. Hansen's climate change paper: scarier than any horror story I have ever read
Decided to look at this due to this NYT article: Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries. I actually started talking about this on twitter, but decided to go with blog because it looked to be getting lengthy and I want to quote. Bless Justin Gillis, who wrote this article, by the ...