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Liking Skyfall for the wrong reasons

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

(Just to explain why I’m randomly talking about "Skyfall" in 2015, AV Club did their half-decade’s best list and I was just about to write this long thing in the comments and thought I’d put it here for once)


During some recent online discussion about “Skyfall,” I was forced to question whether I was liking it correctly. The gist of that discussion was that much of the plot regarding Silva made no logistical sense and he was yet another villain...

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You should be watching Hannibal this summer!

Posted on April 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

As I’ve heard it one of the things keeping people away from Bryan Fuller’s excellent “Hannibal” TV series (which will begin its third season June 4th on NBC) is Hannibal Lecter fatigue. In an attempt to lure in curious viewers I’m going to embrace the cliché here and say…this is Hannibal Lecter as you’ve never seen him before. For one thing, it’s a prequel that takes place in the time before he was incarcerated. Here Hannibal is still a res...

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Divergent series translated

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you been looking at the trailers or other promotional stuff from “Insurgent” and trying to make sense of its dystopian YA novel jargon, with its Abnegation, Factionless, Divergent nonsense? Allow me to (briefly) translate and recap the events of the first film.


A girl whose family is Amish/all in the Peace Corps defies familial and societal expectations by joining the Army. She doesn't have the physical strength or agility to really make it, but luckily sh...

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