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Godzilla (2014) Review: “The Folly of Man”

Godzilla (2014) Review: “The Folly of Man”

It’s nigh impossible to go anywhere in today’s planet and not find someone who knows of the king of the monsters.  Much like Mickey Mouse for the US or James Bond for the UK, Godzilla is a national icon for Japan that’s recognized globally.  Consider that the bulk of Godzilla’s 60-year story is entirely, intrinsically […]

2013-14 Arsenal Season Review

2013-14 Arsenal Season Review

The monkey is off the back. The witch is dead. Down went Frazer. Pick the allegory you want to use because the end result is still the same: Arsenal ended their nine-year trophy drought when they won the FA Cup on May 17th, 2014. A lot of the perception on how this season went will […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review: “And I Ran, I Ran So Far Away”

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review: “And I Ran, I Ran So Far Away”

If you were to talk to any comic book fan and asked them what were the two biggest X-Men stories ever, they would likely point to two specific ones:  the Dark Phoenix Saga and Days of Future Past.  To be sure, there are others of equal quality – such was the output of writer Chris […]

2013-14 Premier League Postmortem

2013-14 Premier League Postmortem

I know that there’s one more game left to go in the club season.  One final fight for a trophy before the football world is turned over to the World Cup and all its preoccupations this summer.  But I wanted to get this down before the Champions League Final since the English season is over.  […]

Game of Thrones: Balance & “Mockingbird”

Game of Thrones: Balance & “Mockingbird”

“A fair exchange that is.…Always held to the notion of fair exchange in all my dealings….You give me, I give you. It’s fair….Not balanced…No balance anymore.” There’s many ways to define balance.  In its most basic and understood application, it’s of an even distribution of weight.  There is a stability to things, equal weight on […]

Notes from the beach

Notes from the beach

As I write this, my toes are deep in clear, white sand, the stars twinkle bright above and, in the distance, a bonfire lights the night. There are screams from young people around it and “Champagne Supernova” oddly sounds behind them. More than likely the next song left programmed by some radio DJ before leaving […]

Game of Thrones: Control & “The Laws of Gods And Men”

Game of Thrones: Control & “The Laws of Gods And Men”

Two seasons ago, “Lord” Varys posed Tyrion Lannister a riddle: Who has the power when a king, a priest and a rich man each command a sellsword to slay the other two?  Last season, he said the answer was that power obviously lies with the sellsword, since the man has the choice to kill one, […]