It’s no secret that I love the John Wick movies. I’m a huge action-movie fan and consider these movies to be the best ones in modern, western, cinema. I’m going to low-key say that this is because it, like The Matrix before it, draws heavily on Asian action cinema like the classic Police Story and… Continue reading Cool
Other Cat Movie
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is the most visually arresting movie that came out in December 2022. Look, I’m as surprised as you are, but Last Wish is absolutely gorgeous to watch — not because its animation is photorealistic, but because it’s decidedly not. CGI animation has come a long way over the last… Continue reading Other Cat Movie
Nine Things From 2022
Oh wow, I somehow fell out of the habit of doing my Top Nine Movies, probably on account of, y’know, the pandemic. So we’re bringing it back, but this time it’s not just movies. It’s nine things I really enjoyed this year. Some of which are movies, others, well, you’ll see. As ever, it’s nine… Continue reading Nine Things From 2022
I realize I haven’t mentioned it here on this blog, but Andor is very good. A prequel to 2016’s Rogue One, Andor follows the titular Cassian Andor as he goes from a guy just schlepping about the corners of the galaxy to an all-in member of the Rebel Alliance who helps steal the Death Star… Continue reading Revolutionaries
I’ve been using PlayStation Plus’ new game-subscription-thing service to play a bunch of games I missed when they first came out, games like Celeste (a truly excellent platformer) and John Wick Hex. There are also a bunch of older PS2 games and, because I’m Star Wars trash, I’ve been playing some older Star Wars games.… Continue reading Changing Schema
Wide Open Sky
I watched Top Gun: Maverick again this week, and it still rules the second time (it’s fundamentally a movie about people who are really good at their specific jobs doing their jobs really well which is something I love [see also: The West Wing, Star Trek]). This time, I got to see it in IMAX… Continue reading Wide Open Sky
What The Hell Is Canon, Anyway?
That long-awaited/feared Amazon-made show based on Tolkien’s stories is finally out and I have watched the first two episodes and let me tell you that I am surprised by how much I dig it. Understand, I absolutely love The Lord of The Rings —in both book and movie form—, I tackled The Silmarillion shortly after… Continue reading What The Hell Is Canon, Anyway?
I don’t like watching movies on tv. I know, I know, this sounds like it’s the start of some elitist rant about how movies are better in their original form and have to be enjoyed at 23.976fps with a precise refresh rate and color profile. And that, well, that’s more-or-less true, but I’m also a… Continue reading Ad Breaks
As I alluded to next week, Prey is an excellent movie. Set in the early 1700s, it follows a group of Comanche warriors as they fight back against the alien Predator. It very much keeps with the spirit of the original Predator, in that it’s more of a thriller movie than an action movie wherein… Continue reading Predator/Prey
It feels odd to write a pop-culture focused blog right now, especially with the everything going on these days. Writing an essay about a movie or video game feels so futile when I’d much rather rail against an illegitimate court or decry ineffectual politicians doing nothing to stop gun violence. With it is that desires… Continue reading Finding Joy