On a whim I decided to start watching the original Babylon 5 again since the big announcement. I’ve been hesitant to do so, in case it didn’t hold up to my teenage memories. I’m closing in on half-way through the first season, and I needn’t have worried. Despite the wonky CGI and hammy acting, the… Continue reading Babylon 5 and Philosophy – Believers
It’s finally happening. Babylon 5 is getting a “from-the-ground-up reboot” at the CW. Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski (JMS from here on out) is back producing and showrunning. Honestly, read his thread there, I’ll wait. He talks a lot about how he’s changed as a creator, how the new show will be different because… Continue reading Babylon 5 – Are We Excited?
We watched Black Widow a little while ago, and it was fine! Solid action, and the new characters were great. Especially Yelena. There’s just one problem with the movie – there’s no reason for it to exist in the MCU, except for setting up other shit. The character of Black Widow is currently dead (and… Continue reading Marvel’s Black Widow Problem
Fresh off of watching Lupin III the First, I’ve also watched the French show Lupin (first part now on Netflix). In this case, the story isn’t covering Lupin himself (the original OR the third one), but a man named Assane Diop, who commits a crime inspired by the tales of Lupin to get revenge on… Continue reading TV Review – Lupin (Netflix)
“LUPIN!!!” shouts Interpol Inspector Zenigata as the crafty thief outsmarts him and escapes yet again. It’s a classic scene required in any movie about a master thief. Lupin III: The First follows the eponymous thief as he attempts to steal the Bresson diary, which links back to his own past via has grandfather, Arsene Lupin,… Continue reading Movie Review – Lupin III The First
The theme song is already in your head, isn’t it? It got lodged there for me as soon as I found out that we were getting a new Samurai Jack game. Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is the latest from Soleil Ltd., published by Adult Swim Games. They previously made Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers.… Continue reading Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time – Game Review
Upload, Greg Daniels’s newest creation, is a sci-fi dramedy set in a near future where, when you die, you have the choice to have your brain scanned into a digital afterlife. If you can afford it.
I think most of us know that Stan Lee’s legacy at Marvel for comics is fraught. Who truly created what, who deserves credit. That’s covered elsewhere, like the obituary/profile linked above. I’d like to talk about Stan’s place in my life, as a budding geek who wasn’t sure of his place in the world. Millenials, for… Continue reading Rest in Peace, Stan Lee
I actually saw Venom not long after it came out, and I’m a bit amused at how well it’s done. It is a deeply weird movie. At times feels like half of it is missing. Why does the symbiote decide to “help” Eddie Brock save the Earth? It must not matter, because they don’t tell… Continue reading Movie Review – Venom
Foundryside is the latest book from Robert Jackson Bennett, who previously wrote the “Divine Cities” trilogy. I mostly knew him from the shenanigans he, Sam Sykes, Chuck Wendig and others get up to on Twitter. Checking out new authors that way hasn’t steered me wrong yet. Sancia is a thief, who operates out of Foundryside,… Continue reading Book Review – Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
The first Jurassic Park is a classic. Plenty of tension, action, humor. When we have fond memories of this franchise, that’s the movie we’re all thinking of. As you move forward, they decline rapidly in quality. Most of the good feelings you have for The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 are due to Jeff Goldblum… Continue reading Movie Review – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Not to spoil too much, at it’s core Black Panther is also filled with family drama, but also powerful political statements. From the drop this movie has something to say to you about the inequality that drives our modern world.