So…Why Not Talk?

An Introduction… This is a known pet peeve of mine. No, not morphsuited people grasping the jaws of theatre patrons–incessant jawing within said theatres. Don’t get me wrong: I was 13 once, and a complete asshole.¹ Certainly I recall obnoxious jokes and tittering with friends during the Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition screening I attended, though […]

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House II: The Second Story (1987)

While, in the end, I like the original House a lot more, House 2 was the movie that introduced me to the series, if I have my memories in order. Certainly, the images of Gramps and “Bippy” have stuck with me well enough that I’m prone to conflating the images of Gramps, Slim Razor, and “The Judge” from […]

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Lola (1961)

I was reminded before a viewing of Marathon Man (bear with me now) that I had purchased the Criterion “Essential Jacques Demy” set, when the pre-show reel contained a small featurette on why the Alamo Drafthouse recommends musicals, which showed bits of, I believe it was, Demy’s Umbrellas of Cherbourg and also The Young Girls of Rochefort. This […]

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Night of the Creeps (1986)

It’s probably a bad sign when you keep having that movie recommended, and your response is to finally buy it after ten years, put it on a shelf, ignore it, eventually buy it in a different format and then finally watch it because this time you felt like, y’know, two unwatched purchases is getting a […]

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Farscape, Season 2 [Blu-ray Disc 1]

The show: For an overarching synopsis and info on previous episodes, see Disc 1 of Season 1 Previous episodes: Season 1 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] Previously, in general: After being freed from the Aurora Chair, we last saw the Gammak base and Crichton and D’Argo floating above it, Aeryn distraught over Crais absconding with Talyn, […]

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Hereditary (2018)

I took myself to a “manually assembled” double feature today (that is: I went to two movies in a row), with a re-view of The Holy Mountain planned weeks ago, and a viewing of Hereditary on the back of its ad campaign, trailers, and a recommendation that preceded my showing by about an hour and a half. I’d […]

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A Trivial Post on a Funny Thing:

There are a lot of characters in comics with super-convoluted histories, or confusing legacies. Hawkman is notorious for the impossibility of consolidating his identities and origins at this point. Katar Hol, Carter Hall, reincarnated Egyptian or alien cop. They’re the same person! One’s a legacy! Who knows! Some are less confusing if you read the stories, […]

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

I’m rather certain my friend Brain strongly encouraged me to pick this one up, and so I did, almost ten years ago. During my ‘dry period’ of movie watching, I never did get around to it, despite a trustworthy recommendation (and the presences of one James Stewart). My sudden return, brought on by what I […]

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