If you want to get kicked in the gut by a holiday themed Romantic Comedy, this one will do it. It’s Paul Feig and Emma Thompson’s weird, dark George Michael joke. It’s set in December 2017. Listen to the song. Check the George Michael wikipedia page for the dates. Do the math. Recoil in horror. […]Read More Last Christmas
I’ve been reading this Chinese science fiction trilogy by Cixin Liu, as one does, and I’ve just finished the second book. Let me tell you, this author really knows how compose 500 pages of increasing nihilistic hopelessness and then, bam! Hope for the world is restored! But not in a forced, contrived way. I could […]Read More The Dark Forest
If you only see one zombie movie in your lifetime… well, I don’t know what to tell you… But if you only see three zombie movies, make sure one of them is Jim Jarmush’s The Dead Don’t Die. There are so many reasons I loved this movie. Among them, not the top reason, but way […]Read More The Dead Don’t Die
So many super heros… so many. Spoiler alert! There are toooo many super heroes in this movie. In other news, I heard that the DragonThrones show is dumb now. And they drink Starbucks in olden dragon times. Sounds about right to me.Read More Superhero Movie
So, Netflix is raising their rates next month. And the question that’s on everyone’s mind is what show should I absolutely binge before I cancel my account? Two words: Russian Doll. That’s the only Netflix show you need to watch. The rest of them can take a flying leap. Hulu’s so much cheaper, and watching […]Read More Russian Doll
Honestly, I’m horrified by the amount of plastic in the ocean. I feel like it’s a moral imperative that we cut way back on the single use plastics we clutter the world with. On the other hand, I’m pretty sure a lot of my past dental problems had a lot to do with that five […]Read More Floss with no Petroleum Guilt!
A few days ago I wrote about a fun little bromantic detective novel featuring Joe Biden. It’s only fitting I follow it up with the new film, Vice, where, in a bizarre echo of American Hustle, Christian Bale puts on a lot of weight to play opposite Amy Adams. I’d really hate to be Christian […]Read More Another Day, Another V.P.
I was stuck at McCarren airport on a three hour layover when I spotted this soft-boiled detective novel. When they say you can’t judge a book by its cover, I want you to take a good look at the piece of design perfection this illustration is. It’s shear beauty and elegance belies a book that […]Read More Uncle Joe, Private Citizen, P.I.
There are just so many Spider-Mans in that new Spider-Man movie. So many. If you like seeing a bunch of different Spider-Mans that you never knew who they were, they’re in this movie. There’s Miles Morales, and Spider-Gwen, and a sweatpants hobo Spider-Man. And, get this. There’s even a Nicolas Cage Spider-Man! And he’s not […]Read More So Many Spider-Mans!
This past summer I found one of my publications had been photoed, Instagrammed and hashtagged #Aspergistan by someone living on the other side of the world. The “Shy Radicals” movement had found me. I followed the Shy Radicals Instagram. I learned that there was an entire book on the movement compiled by Hamja Ahsan. I […]Read More Shy Radicals… the world is our corner