It must be tough being a film critic

and always having to say something supposedly original and hopefully contrary. The thesis of this article in Deadspin is that Avengers Endgame suffers because it dives headfirst into the mythology and doesn’t pause or slow down for any non-fans watching. I’m just gonna say it: That’s just dumb. (No spoilers for Endgame — it’s safe […]

Jeribon

Update 2019 May 8: Here’s Jeribon’s 3rd-level character sheet. I’m getting back into D&D, hopefully, and I’m starting with Jeribon, a gnomish rogue. In the best traditions of the Internet, I’ve just stolen this image (from http://wow.blizzgame.ru/gallery/hazlow-mudshuggle-by-matt-cavotta/ ) until I can figure out one for myself. Backstory Jeribon was a young gnome at the time […]

Movies 2019

Aquaman (12/27/2018)Bumblebee (1/3/2019)Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2/16/2019, Google Play)Captain America: The First Avenger (3/15/2019, rewatch, amazon rental)Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3/16/2019, rewatch, amazon rental)Captain America: Civil War (3/17/2019, rewatch, amazon)Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (3/20/2019, amazon rental)Captain Marvel (3/21/2019, AMC Southroads)Little (4/22/2019, B&B Starworld)Avengers Endgame (4/29/3019, B&B Starworld)SHAZAM! (5/17/2019, B&B Starworld)

Books 2019

A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay This was a re-read for me, as it just became available on Kindle.  It in fact wrapped up my complete re-read of Kay’s fiction, which I mostly handled in 2018. Grant by Ron Chernow (incomplete) After reading the award-winning (and musical-inspiring) Hamilton by Chernow, I was moved to pick […]

America is a Choice

It’s been two years since I woke up to a country I didn’t recognize, and I’ve spent a lot of time wrestling with what that means.  I suspect that won’t be ending any time soon. Over the course of this administration, my social media feeds have been peppered with reactions to outrages that were virtually […]

The best thing about The Last Jedi

I finally got to see The Last Jedi (after two previous failed attempts, both amazingly sold out afternoon shows, a month after the premier).  I liked it a lot.  My personal rankings of the “main” Star Wars movies is now something like The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars (A New Hope) The Force Awakens The Last Jedi […]