Category Archives: opinion

Authenticity and the Shelf Life of Things in Pop Culture

Things created in pop culture have a limited shelf life. No matter how good, original and talented the initial creator of something is, over time people will become bored with or indifferent to the thing created. A friend of mine … Continue reading

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Amazing Spiderman 2 Review (2014)

One could say a popcorn flick is a movie that you turn your brain off and watch. Popcorn is a nearly empty food to consume. You add butter, salt and flavoring to it, but beneath the additives, it’s still a … Continue reading

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Pacific Rim & the Wolverine (2013)

Pacific Rim Growing up I loved watching old Japanese monster movies as well as other low budget Japanese superhero films. This was the world BSW (Before Star Wars). I’d laugh and enjoy the antics of Ultraman, Johnny Socko and his … Continue reading

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Superman (1978) vs. The Man of Steel (2013)

Superman is iconic. The character has been around for over 70 years and has developed a devoted fan base ever since. All superheroes are compared to him, and he is the model others are judged. I would say the two … Continue reading

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Star Trek into Darkness (2013)

There’s that old saying, “if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.” Well… maybe. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve seen Star Trek into Darkness. My first impression was that I liked it. … Continue reading

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Sucker Punch Review (2011)

I just rented the movie Sucker Punch and I’m glad I didn’t spend more than a dollar on it. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good. Here’s how I suspect the movie got created: Snyder: Hey, I’ve got some really … Continue reading

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes Review (2011)

I was listening to a podcast this morning. They were discussing the odds of intelligent civilizations existing on other worlds in the universe. The odds, it seems, are so low, it’s guessed that intelligent civilizations probably don’t exist. We only … Continue reading

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Note On Cartoons…

I love animation. I love cartoons. Toons done well are quotable. Cases in point: Bugs Bunny: Eh… What’s up, Doc? Daffy Duck: You’re despicable! – I may be a coward, but I’m a greedy little coward. Homer Simpson: D’oh! – … Continue reading

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Review (2011)

Sequels, as a rule, tend to degrade in freshness with each film that follows the original. The original Pirates of the Caribbean movie (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl) had action, character interplay and it was original. … Continue reading

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Thor (2011) Movie Review

Walking out of the theater, I heard an old lady say to her husband, “they relied on the computers too much.” She was dead on. This movie had no soul, which is odd considering its a movie about a god. … Continue reading

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