March 31, 2014  Comments

How much Nostalgia is Enough?

I saw the Veronica Mars film a few weeks ago. As a fan of the show, it was a nice trip down memory lane with a possible opening for another trip. It hit all the right notes for fans and highlighted some of the former shows’ more memorable storylines. Almost like an extended reunion episode on the big screen! Nostalgia like that, in small doses, is welcome. Read More…


February 21, 2014  Comments

House of Cards Review & Other Thoughts

Like many people last weekend, I binge watched Season 2 of Netflix’s acclaimed House of Cards. Did it live up to the insane hype and goodwill built up by Season 1 or did it suffer from the sophomore season curse? Read More…


December 29, 2013  Comments

Thoughts on the film ‘Her’

Wanted to dedicate my last blog post of the year to the film ‘Her,’ which I saw few weeks ago. I’d been interested in this movie the more and more I heard about its premise. A lonely man (Joaquin Phoenix) in a near future LA falls in love with his self aware OS (Scarlett Johansson in voice-only) written and directed by Spike Jonze. What’s not to like about that casting? Was I disappointed? Read More…


December 17, 2013  Comments

Almost Human thoughts and book status

I’ve been watching the new Fox show Almost Human since its premiere in November. While the pilot was rough around the edges (but what pilot isn’t kinda awful here and there?), Almost Human showed a huge amount of promise in regards to the near-future world it exists in as well as the show’s overall story arc. Subsequent episodes have continued to build up ‘Almost Human’s world-building as well as the camaraderie between Detective Kennex (Carl Urban) and android cop Dorian (Michael Ealy). What’s now missing is any semblance of a seasonal arc. Read More…