This is it. WrestleMania Sunday. We’ve waited a year for this.
Reviewing, and trying to be somewhat spoiler-free, the first four episodes of Daredevil Season 2.
On the New Daredevil Season (well, specifically on The Punisher).
Additionally, on Dirty Harry.
On Inherent Vice.
On Movie Watching Setups
The Oscars are tonight! (Did you print out your scorecard yet?)
There are nominees for Best Director (and for Best Supporting Roles, I guess)
There are nominees for Best Actress and Best Actor.
…so seize the Super Sunday!
There are Oscar Nominees for Best Picture. The problem with going from five nominees to eight is that, sometimes, that means that something like “Mad Max” ends up on the list.
On The Martian
On The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. Also, The Royal Rumble is tonight.
How The Man from U.N.C.L.E. succeeds in a way almost no other movie made from a classic TV show ever does.
True Detective Season 2 is now available! (Contains spoilers for True Detective Season 1)
On Phillip K Dick and the Ship of Theseus
In the last week of December, the Holidays turn into two celebrations: New Year’s Eve/Day and Oscar Season.
Many spoilers follow. Also, while my intention is to just talk about MY experience as a film-goer and not to get into feminist politics per se, that whole “personal is political” thing means that some folks may experience this as a political post. In keeping with the spirit of Mindless Diversions (and my own intentions), I’d encourage you not to read it as an argument, and not to respond with one. It’s just my story.
Another book for kids that may also help you in your meditative practice.
My (current) favorite children’s picture books.
The Magic of Pixar (Cry Because of a Dinosaur Edition)
The Joy Of Painting.
On the subtle distinctions between cash grabs and finding a richness and depth in a story that allows for another chapter to be written.
(It’s about the upcoming Rocky spin-off called “Creed”. Well, mostly about the movies that spun the upcoming movie off.)
Okay. I will try to not talk about Person of Interest except for one or two more times this year. After this, I mean.
Musings on the remake of The Karate Kid in light of this whole “80’s Nostalgia” thing.
Oceans of water, oceans of time.
On Twitter, Gentleperson Emeritus Elizabeth Picciuto pointed out that “1995 has no business being 20 years ago.” So I googled the pop culture events of 1995.
They are, apparently, making a Peanuts movie.
Rumors bubble that Winds of Winter will, totally, be coming out next year. Seriously.
On Holding Up
The strange period where Disney made the best after-school cartoons.
Musings on “sexy” criminals.
On the thing where you are watching a show with your significant other and then she goes on vacation.
The Joy Of Dates where You and Bae watch two separate movies. (Reviews pending)
When doing some light research for the new Mission Impossible movie, I stumbled across the interesting fact that Tom Cruise hasn’t had a real flop in 30 years.
On Ant-Man and The Marvel Formula
Jim Butcher’s next Dresden book has a title! Not a release date, mind, but it has a title! Warning: the title appears in this post.