Prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein had been ruling that country with an iron fist for over three decades. He had prepared the way for a dynasty: his second son Qusay was his intended successor, and by all reports, Qusay was a chip off the old man’s block. Had things proceeded according … More Caligulia, Dictatorship, and Monarchy
All kinds of bad craziness. We have three, count ’em, three, chapters of Ulysses and the Fugitive, in which the aliens start taking over and sending their agents to do their bidding. Then Drunk Vampire Hunter makes a return for When’d He Go?, which is absolutely a pun on the name of the cannibal monster from Native … More Monsters and Aliens for October – Unnamed Journal 16
I’m tired of being right all the time.
Every now and again I catch myself with a free evening to catch a movie. Usually the little ones are off somewhere, or I’m off somewhere, and I have some hours to spare. Inevitably I have the same conversation with myself or others: “What’s playing?” “Anything I want to see?” “Anything possibly entertaining?” “Hell with … More Why I Don’t Go To the Movies Anymore
Yep. That’s a thing that happened. You know, I didn’t walk out of the theater disliking The Last Jedi. Quite the contrary. I enjoyed it. My whole family – all SW fans in general, none quite as obsessive as me – liked it, too. When the Vice Admiral Hole-Card jumped to light speed right into the … More Rian Johnson Blames Critical Reception of The Last Jedi on Russian Trolls
No, really. This is a real article. In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Universal Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “First Man.” Is there some kind of contest for this? An award? Is there a reason I should devote a single brain cell … More “First Man” has a Lot of Advertising, and Variety Thinks That’s Worth Knowing
Cue all the “At least this series is finished” snark. Set in an epic world where magic exists but only women can use it, “The Wheel of Time” follows Moiraine, a member of the shadowy and influential all-female organization called the “Aes Sedai,” as she embarks on a dangerous journey with five young men and … More The Wheel of Time comes to Amazon