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2016-17 Premier League Midseason Review

2016-17 Premier League Midseason Review

We have reached the halfway mark of the Premier League’s 2016-17 season. (OK, almost halfway. Matchday #19 isn’t finished playing until January 1st. So I’m jumping the gun). Like before, we can take a swift look through what has happened to every club and also make a recommendation on a possible transfer target that they […]

My Ten Favorite Comic Book Movies

My Ten Favorite Comic Book Movies

Time for another Top 10 list. This one is inspired by the exhaustive rankings list done by Dave Gladow who managed to rank every single superhero movie out there (http://davegladow.com/every-comic-book-movie-ranked-mostly/).  I’ve seen a lot of them, but even I will not sit through the messes that were Catwoman or Kick-Ass 2 or Ghost Rider: Spirit […]

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: “My Back Against the Wall”

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: “My Back Against the Wall”

I was 5 when I saw The Empire Strikes Back in theaters (a gift for me and my brother to go with my parents and my aunts and uncles).  It would be 2 years before I saw Star Wars (AKA A New Hope) in a theater and then, by age 8, I saw Return of […]

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Review: “Fantasy Will Set You Free”

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Review: “Fantasy Will Set You Free”

We should not be surprised. Not really.  Not with every studio chasing a franchise with which to anchor their slate of movies. Disney has Marvel and Pixar and Star Wars. Sony has James Bond. Fox has the X-Men. Paramount has Star Trek and Transformers.  Universal has Fast & Furious, Despicable Me and monsters like King […]

Arrival Review: “Time is Not Important; Only Life is Important”

Arrival Review: “Time is Not Important; Only Life is Important”

If you try to check the number of movies about aliens, IMDB will tell you that it’s a list in total of 274 movies. Wikipedia will give you an even longer list that includes everything from sci-fi classics to comedy parodies to adult film parodies.  The idea of little green men or some other type […]

Doctor Strange Review: “It’s A Kind of Magic”

Doctor Strange Review: “It’s A Kind of Magic”

One really has to tip their hat to the ability displayed by Marvel Studios to develop their esoteric, little-known or less regarded properties into massive blockbusters.  I mean, it’s one thing to make a successful Captain America or Incredible Hulk movie. Those characters have entered the popular collective zeitgeist and have been notorious for several […]

My 10 Favorite Video Games

My 10 Favorite Video Games

Thanks to the work of intrepid WGNO anchor Jacki Jing, I found out that today was National Video Games Day. As one of my favorite hobbies/pasttimes/time-and-brain-cells-killers, I gotta give it up for video games. They’re fun. They can be great ways to waste away sick or rainy days. And given their quality, they can also […]