May is over, and the summer movie season has already begun with the big releases of Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, and Up. It’s kinda like Christmas, in how it starts earlier every year. But this year I’m grateful, because they got the movies I most wanted to see out of the way early. I expect to be very busy of the next 3 months to, uhh… 20 or so years, and thus won’t have much opportunity to go to movies. Hollywood was nice enough to accommodate the birth of my first child with one of the worst looking summer movie seasons in years. But there’s still a few that I want to see, so I figure I’d list them here, and let you all volunteer to babysit or something later. Continue reading →
It’s time for another instalment of me giving quick recommendations from assorted pop culture categories of things I’m currently into. These things may or may not be current, but are things that I’m currently enjoying (or have recently enjoyed) that I think you (the reader) might enjoy as well. Provided that you enjoy things that are awesome.
In the past, I’d write reviews of things that I wanted to recommend, but I don’t have as much time to write those reviews as I used to, so instead of deciding how good something is, or weighing pros and cons, and all those things a responsible reviewer does, I’m just gonna come right out and say “I like these things. They are worthwhile”, which is basically what anyone is looking for when reading a review anyway. And because blogging can (and should) be a two-way street, please feel free to leave a comment with any recommendations you’d think I’d be into. Continue reading →
The unofficial Summer Movie season starts this weekend with the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the fourth film in the X-Men movie franchise. As a big fan of comics growing up and a big fan of comic book movies, you’d think I’d be all over this one, especially since X-Men was always my favourite comic (I even bought the first two films on blu-ray today). But the truth is, from the time this film was announced, I was never more than lukewarm to the idea. Of course, it’d didn’t help that the last film in the series was a soul-crushing, steaming pile of monkey dung. But, this one is Ratner-less (directed by Gavin Hood), and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine was the best part of The Last Stand, plus it has Tim Riggins! But no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get excited for this movie, as each new preview made it look worse. Yet, I resigned myself to the idea that I was going to see this anyway, even though I had no expectation for a good film.
But no longer! I decided that I didn’t have to subject myself to things I’m not going to like, and here’s the reasons why… Continue reading →