Category Archives: Television and Movies

On the Evenness of Numbers

When I was young(er), I was really into Ministry. Though the above is quite a misstatement.  Really, I was only into their album Psalm 69.  I don’t think I ever owned it, but I know that I was introduced to … Continue reading

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On Things That Make Me Happy, Relatively Inexplicably

Here are three videos that make me happy. I imagine you might have already seen these, but I think they are worth seeing again. The first is indicative of the wedding I would like to have, and have taken part … Continue reading

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On All I Needed to Learn About Characterization I Learned from Veronica Mars

Megan and I have finally finished watching all three seasons of Veronica Mars, and were only slightly miffed (okay, heavily annoyed) by the truncated ending of the series due to, of course, uncertainty of the creators about the show being … Continue reading

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Production Log: A Day in the Life

Really, this isn’t a production log.  For that to be the case, I’d have to be actively working on this embryonic television project entitled “A Day in the Life.”  But, as I’m only thinking about it, let’s call this a … Continue reading

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Shortcut #38: Premonition

I’ve been watching too many good movies lately.  This is especially disconcerting when you are known for watching bad movies, enjoy watching bad movies, and aren’t especially hunting for those elusive-but-well-praised non-bad movies. Last night Megan and I watched a … Continue reading

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Shortcut #37: Fiddler on the Roof

I’ve loved this movie since I was a child.  I don’t know when I first saw it, except that I’m sure it was on account of my parents.  I’m pretty sure that we had a recording of the music, either … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: The Signal vs. House on Haunted Hill

STROPHE Vincent Price is the star of House on Haunted Hill, but his is not the first voice you hear.  The first is the voice of Elisha Cook, Jr., which seems to set him up as the star.  But he’s … Continue reading

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Shortcut #35: Paranoia Agent

I have learned – or come to re-realize – this about anime over the past few months, watching it with Megan both at home and at the free anime nights at the Alamo Drafthouse: Their titles rarely make any sense. … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Inception vs. Carnivore

If ever, oh ever, a wiz there was!  There was, there was, there was, there was— [There wasn’t. –ed.] Oh.  Are you sure. [Quite sure. –ed] Because these movies really would’ve been better with a wizard or two.  Can I … Continue reading

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On Two Views of Michael J. Nelson

It’s true that my eyes see very differently when I’m not wearing my glasses.  My left eyes is far more myopic and misanthropic.  My right eye has a wider field of view and can take in an entire scene, weighing … Continue reading

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