Tag Archives: What I’m Watching

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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On Links That I Comment On Only Barely

Today I gift you with links to things I think you should know about and will, ideally, enjoy.  Frankly, I don’t have much to say about these videos, pages, columns of numbers, recurring charges, etc., except that they are enjoyable … Continue reading

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On the Terribleness of Everything (is)

Last night Megan, Erin, Kelly, and I attended something terrible.  Not horrible.  Not unspeakable.  Not gross or heebie-jeebie or despicable or ghastly or nasty or atrocious. It was simply TERRIBLE. We caravaned to the Alamo Drafthouse in West Oaks (a … Continue reading

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On The Other Final

Millions of people are preparing to watch the World Cup final today between Spain and the Netherlands.  I almost wish that the Netherlands hadn’t made it this far or, in fact, hadn’t managed to qualify for the World Cup at … Continue reading

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On the Origin of Bad Movie Love

And though you might think this will be a primer on what not to do on your first movie date, that installment, in fact, is not scheduled until next week. For this post we’ll be going back in time, all … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: Pandorum vs. Sleepwalkers

It was certainly better than I expected, this movie that tripped into the idea of the subconscious working against the conscious view of the world, a dream overlay blurring what we think we know as reality.  And, as those of … Continue reading

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Shortcut #27: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson is dead.  He died before his novels were published, became best-sellers, and had movies made out of them.  As far as can be determined, his death is not soon to be the subject of a crime novel. But … Continue reading

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Cinematic Showdown: The Beyond vs. Plaguers

Both are low-budget films in the classic tradition of low-budget film-making. Both are directed by men known for their low-budget films (Lucio Fulci for The Beyond and Brad Sykes for Plaguers, who I’ve never heard of before this film, but … Continue reading

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