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.
Pushing Aaron David’s For-Real-Book-Club! For a book! Okay, It’s a PDF! With words and everything!
And coloring books!
“Okay, start crying… nnnnnnnow.”
We saw Jurassic World and I’d talk about it in this post except I’ll be darned if I can remember anything about it.
Without getting into Ex Machina spoilers at all (like even fewer than provided by the trailer), I’ll just say this:
1) It has so few actors and so few set pieces that I could see this being done on the stage
2) It is Hard Sci-Fi
3) You need to see this movie
(Warning: Spoilers in here. Warning: This movie is so good that there are actual benefits from not being spoiled.)
On Sudoku Books
Person of Interest Season Four *FINALLY* has a Blu-Ray Release date!
On the evolution of Mad Max.
I didn’t know that there was a Pitch Perfect 1.
The post-“Free Comic Book Day” visit to the Comic Book Store
There is, apparently, a genre of literature out there called “bizarro”.
Periodically, we find a kid’s book that makes us say “We need one of these for (specific kid)!” and then “and we’d probably need another one just in case”.
On Daredevil and the various types of problems that violence is good at solving.
Warning: Contains Game Of Thrones Season 4 Spoilers. Which are probably also spoilers for Seasons 1-3, now that I think about it. (Wait, where’s Ned? How come Ned isn’t talked about in this article?)
I realize that, oh yeah, there are probably summer movies coming out soonish. Check that, sequels.