It’s wild how all over the map the fan reactions are to this show.
(edit: I rewatched all the episodes after writing this rambling attack. and I think I was very unfair. the show is doing a good job of delivering things that … few people are requesting. It seems to play better when binge watching.)
Continue reading “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – a strange mix”
Been jotting down a lot of notes, and obsessing in my spare time, about vidHero and Space Cops (which will now be renamed “Space Crimes”)(or maybe “Space Privates.” not sure.). Occurs to me I should just start posting my notes about characters and plot for vidHero here in the development blog. why not? better than babbling about movies and video games and science and society.
So, hopefully this will be the last pseudo-critique post for a while. Watched a bunch of movies and tv this weekend. fun. relaxing. but also like gorging at mcDonald’s. Still feel kind of weird and sluggish.
… nothing was worth a big dedicated blog post review. but some quick thoughts follow:
Continue reading “some final movie reviews? (before getting back to work!)”
Despite not getting enough sleep for several days, I decided to stay up late and watch G.I.Joe: Retaliation last night. Huge mistake.
But I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was wrong with it, until now.
Continue reading “G.I.blow – 1/5 chevrons”
I walked out of the Man of Steel FURIOUS that it wasn’t the Superman movie I wanted. (much like I was furious star trek into darkness ruined the idealism of star trek. and was… “slightly perturbed” that Iron Man 3 had Tony Stark fighting some uzi holding body guards at a florida drug fortress. each of these movies pushed their established tones into strange new places). But I’m coming around.
Continue reading “man of steel / aliens of doom”
I haven’t slept more than a couple hours in days now. Throat is raw and i’m getting sick. But I couldn’t resist making a bowl of cereal and heading downstairs to watch Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior).
It’s been several years since I last watched it all the way through. It might be my favorite movie of all time?
Continue reading “Mad Max 2 : The Road Warrior : 100000 /10”
For months now, everyone keeps noting that the WiiU is a disaster (1)(2)(3)(4) – and nobody can suggest how to fix it. Not that people have too many different ways to fix it, mind you. Nobody can suggest a single reasonable way for Nintendo to turn it around. As if it was an insurmountable problem. Instead of fixes, they offer up bizarre suicidal ideas like : suddenly launch a new console; stop bundling the costly gamepad (even though it’s the main innovation); sell those precious Nintendo franchise games on other people’s systems (and follow in sega’s footsteps to embarassing obscurity).
Well, I have a solution.
All Nintendo needs to offer is : the magic. Continue reading “WiiU : where’s the (magic) beef”
Did I write about great Cloud Atlas was? I just assumed I wouldn’t need to talk about it any more, but should probably check if I ever did write about it publicly. (ed: nope! dammit.)
So, I’ve watched half of the best picture noms from the last academy awards ceremony, and Cloud Atlas still stands out as the best movie made last year. Very sad that it wasn’t nominated.
But here are a few thoughts on the other contenders I’ve seen. I’ll be brief. Spoilers abound. Continue reading “Oscar noms, and the Life of Pincoln”
I skipped the oscars, with a sneer. but now i’ve read all these trivial details about it, and wish I could watch it. it appears it is not available anywhere online? what the &#@^!? in this day and age? rage.
but. I maintain that Cloud Atlas was the only truly remarkable achievement that advanced the art of filmmaking last year. and it wasn’t nominated for anything. so. F the oscars.
Continue reading “Recently Watched Gems (Killer Joe, Robot & Frank, Pontypool) … and other things…”
I watched a couple more mediocre movies. … i’m … I’m sorry.
Continue reading “Eye See You, Phillip Morris – 3/5,3/5”
I keep seeing a conflict concept which rises up between “tons of cheap but horribly fragmented offerings” and “singular, expensive, but high quality.” I cannot see a clear resolution (so am I blind here?).
Continue reading “Fragmented vs. Overpriced – what is the future of online offerings?”