Category Archives: media stuff

Cultural Strength, Not Organizational Strength

Regular readers of the blog know that I’ve enjoyed a few titles from Alterna Comics based solely on the proprietor, one Peter Simeti, being a stand up guy who just wants to publish good stories.  This naturally put him square in the … Continue reading

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Worth a Shot – Jack Ryan

It’s been a long time since the usual crowd produced anything that even looked worth watching.  Amazon Prime offers us a new take on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, CIA desk jockey turned super-agent, in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.  Let’s take … Continue reading

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True Detective – Too True to be Good [Spoiler Review]

HBO gave me a bad case of Lovecraftian blue-balls. “True Detective” is a frustrating show.  It flirts with greatness, but can’t lift itself out of the mire of post modernism until it’s too late to be saved.  The slow investigation into … Continue reading

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13 Hours: More Like This, Please

Watching a film is a rare occurrence for me these days. Not just because finding a film that appeals to me is a rare occurrence, although that is a factor, but more because of my limited time. Which is not … Continue reading

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The Unbearable Lightness of Empty Shells

Reading through Tales of the Once and Future King, a collection of Arthurian stories published by Superversives Press, it’s striking how these stories of knightly honor are inseparable from their Christian roots.  Even when the action takes place in a strange steampunk fantasy … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

As part of my ongoing pushback against all things [Current Year], my kids will be receiving a healthy dose of factual history.  In addition to giving thanks for the blessings we enjoy and discussing how and to Whom we give … Continue reading

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Arrival – Part Two

Did you know Arrival earned eight Oscar nominations?  It even won an Oscar for best sound editing.  It’s nice to see Hollywood take a sci-fi film seriously for once, even if the film they take seriously was one carefully crafted … Continue reading

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Arrival – Part One

Arrival is one of those strange movies that you hear a lot about despite that fact that no one really talks about the movie itself. Now that I’ve seen it, I understand why. On the one hand, any discussion of … Continue reading

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Jaded Consumption And Secret Fandom

Inspired partially by a binge listen to Diversity and Comics and partially by several young daughters who enjoy finding ways to fly their own nerd-flags, I found myself at a small local comic and toy expo this past weekend.  After … Continue reading

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Needs More Bender

“None of this makes any sense,” says the latest bargain bin Ripley in this year’s Alien: Covenant. Truer words were never spoken. What is it about the Alien franchise that makes it so susceptible to climbing up its own butt? … Continue reading

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