Cooking the Numbers for Diversity

There’s a recent news story out that says that “more diverse movies make more money“, saying that movies that have more than 50% non-white actors make more money than movies that have all white actors.  Um…  not really, no. All you have to do is look at the highest grossing movies of all time.  Now […]






Should Kids Get Scared?

This seems like a pretty good topic for Halloween, so good in fact that I’ll do two posts on Saturday.  I subscribe to a couple of movie review YouTube channels and one of them is the Nostalgia Critic.  He’s usually funny, his reviews are entertaining, but you don’t turn to any of these channels for […]






Planet of the Apes: An Apt Example

Recently, I sat down and watched all five of the original Planet of the Apes movies again.  It has been many years since I’ve seen them, but it immediately struck me that the plot of the first Planet of the Apes movie was very appropriate to the creation/evolution “debate”. In the movie, Dr. Zaius, chief […]






I Threw Away My Cable Bill

Actually, I did this a while back but I was recently contacted by DirecTV who has been desperate to get me back since I dropped their service more than 5 years ago to go with Verizon’s FIOS.  That kind of got me thinking about the whole thing and while I was thinking, I came up […]






Business with Racist Overtones

I get really tired of having to explain reality to liberals.  I’ve talked about this a couple of times before, but the liberal stupidity keeps rolling along and I’m putting this here to keep from overly politicizing my other blog. For those in the dark, there’s been a “movement” of sorts, I suppose, to pressure […]






Considering DC Superheroes

I was talking today with a friend who went to see the midnight showing of Man of Steel.  Now I am not a Superman fan, in fact, I’m not a big fan of any of the major DC superheroes, I have a fundamental problem with the way that DC handles their characters.  DC, at least […]






Positive Outcomes in Media

Believe it or not, I’m a die-hard optimist.  I know it might not seem that way to read some of the things I write, but I want people to generally succeed, I want the situation to generally improve and I want people to overcome obstacles and become better people for it.  In fact, that’s one […]






Beautiful Cinematography, No Story

I love sci-fi, but one thing I seem to love and everyone else on the planet hates is a good story.  Contrariwise, one thing everyone else seems to love and I hate is mindless eye candy. See, while I went to school for a while for a career in computer animation, the one thing I’ve […]






What Movies Should We Watch Next?

My wife and I have been watching a lot of classic television and movies lately, and by classic, I mean old.  Very old.  Black and white old.  I’ve seen most of it, my wife has not so it’s fun to go back and see all the very old series, both television and movies, that I […]






Can We Have Good Horror?

I have a ridiculously large video collection that spans almost every genre.  As we’ve run out of things to watch for the moment, my wife and I have started turning to older film series that either we haven’t seen together or we haven’t seen in a long time.  We started watching the entire run of […]






30 Years Ago, Anime was Great!

My wife came across this image celebrating the 30th anniversary of a couple of anime series that hit the airwaves back in 1983.  All of the shows listed were fantastic, but it got me thinking, there was more put out in 1983 than just these! Of course, those were just from one studio and there’s […]






Hobby Loyalty

I seriously don’t get the desire of hobbyists to have utter loyalty to the source of their hobbydom, even when that source is really screwing up.  I see this kind of fanatical devotion in a lot of hobbies, in fact, maybe in all hobbies, where people think they somehow owe it to companies or organizations […]






I Could Use Some Input

As anyone who reads the blog regularly knows, I write about a wide variety of subject matter here, from atheism and religion to movie and TV reviews and I think that a lot of the non-atheism-related posts go largely unappreciated.  You know me, I don’t really care about readership, but as I was talking to […]






What a Nightmare!

I have a huge video collection, thousands of DVDs and, let’s be honest, there isn’t enough time to watch them all.  Oh, I do my best to see them all at least once, but there are a few on my shelves that have been sitting there for years unwatched.  A couple of years ago, my […]






Danger!

The Japanese come up with some of the weirdest movie concepts out there.  I’ve seen a lot of them, although some that threaten to make your brain explode, like Tetsuo: The Iron Man, I haven’t gotten been brave enough to watch.  I’ve got them, mind you, I just haven’t seen them all the way through. […]






The Look of the Future

I’ve been kicking this around in my head for a while now.  Originally, it started as a comparison of the DC and Marvel superhero universes and why I preferred one over the other.  Then I realized that it applied not just to comic books, but to TV and movies and books and, honestly, to my […]






Some People Don’t Comprehend Retirement

It wasn’t that long ago that Leonard Nimoy announced his retirement from acting.  He figured that, with a new generation of Star Trek actors taking over the reigns, he owed new Spock, Zachary Quinto, the spotlight by stepping down forever.  It was hardly the first time that Nimoy said he was through and certainly, he’s […]






Review: Captain America (2011)

Just saw it last night, as everyone knows, I refuse to ever go to a theater, I wait for the DVD release and after getting one bad disc and having to exchange it, I finally sat down to watch. Just so you know, I wasn’t expecting much.  I’ve never been a fan of the character, […]






And You Wonder Why People Pirate?

I have a massive DVD collection, I buy more than 100 DVDs a year, I’m one of the people who keep the movie and TV industry in business.  I was looking forward to the release of the latest Pirates of the Carribean movie that came out on Tuesday, so I stopped into Walmart last night […]






Review – Battle: Los Angeles

As anyone who has read this blog for any length of time can tell you, I don’t go to movie theaters.  Ever.  I can tell you the last time I sat through a movie in a theater, it was the original Transformers in 2007, and that was only because it was a really hot day […]