Thank You, Academy…

The morning news today said that the American Academy of Dramatic Arts would be taking extra steps today to ensure that they would not repeat the mistake of having awards announced incorrectly.  Are there any steps which they could take to get some good movies made?

Movie Review: The Delta Force (1986)

First, let me be honest: while I have immense respect for Chuck Norris as a person, I usually find his cinematic enterprises entirely unwatchable.  He simply does not engage me as an actor. That being said, and given the fact that “The Delta Force” is Golan-Globus production (a group known more for their volume of […]

TAK3N

You know, say what you will about Liam Neeson being a fascist, gun-grabbing lunatic. Or a totally hypocritical jackass in his uber-violent criminal movies. But at least he’s trying to make physics popular! I’m not sure what constant temperature (T) x The Glaisher-Kinkelin constant (A) x the equilibrium constant (K) x (3N) has to do […]

My Guilty-Pleasure Movies

This list is by not exhaustive; I will probably think of several more as soon as my head hits the pillow this morning.    However, here is at least a partial list of B-movies, bombs, and otaku-fodder that I would gladly miss a few hours of sleep to watch again: The Last Action Hero A […]

Worst Practices in American Cinema

When I first started blogging (and actually, I was blogging before blogging even existed, by sending a weekly update by e-mail to a list of friends while I was overseas), I used to like to write the occasional movie review.  Anymore, however, it seems that it can be years before a movie comes out that […]

Classics of Japanimation

Okay, anime fans: I’m trying to put together a list of exemplary Japanimation. Not necessarily personal favorites, but features and series that really define the genre. Help me out? Here’s what I’ve got so far: Dragonball Dragonball Z Sailor Moon Neon Genesis Evangelion Cowboy Bebop Ah! My Goddess Akira Ghost in the Shell Ninja Scroll

The Hobbit Part 3: The Battle of Five Armies (Spoilers)

I’ll be honest: while I was prepared to allow significant leeway from the absolute MASTERPIECE that is The Lord of the Rings when Hollywood set out to do a movie adaptation (I simply assume that they are too incompetent to do an accurate portrayal), I lost most of my interest in the franchise in the […]

Godzilla (spoilers)

Well, God knows that I have weightier things to write about, but I’ve been run pretty ragged the last few months. Over the weekend, I took the opportunity to watch the new Godzilla movie. First, the previews: —Maleficent. Post-modern deconstructionist crap. I will not be wasting any money on it, in any venue. –There is […]

Movie Review: Pacific Rim

Okay, first the previews: The new trailer confirms that “Elysium” will be this year’s “Avatar“. Because it will be a jaw-dropping special effects extravanza of science-fictiony goodness? No. Because it will be another piece of ridiculous Leftist tripe that I won’t watch. Ever. Now, for the feature: I won’t do any spoilers for Pacific Rim […]

The Power of Myth-Negation: A Tale of Four Movies

“America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”–Attributed to Josef Stalin Sometime around 1991, my freshman year in college, I came across Monty Python’s Quest for the Holy Grail; the first cinematic […]