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 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…


October 31, 2013  Comments

Why I’m watching Ender’s Game

I’ve never read the Hugo Award winning Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, but as a fan of the sci-fi genre of course I’ve heard of it. I also know that its taken a number of years to get this adaptation from book to silver screen. And like many people I’ve heard more than I care to about the author’s rather pointed personal views on same sex couples, which I completely disagree with on all levels. And like many, I planned to not see the film at all. Read More…


September 30, 2013  Comments

Globetrotting: Melbourne

Just returned from Australia over a week ago. I finally have a little time and a solid internet connection to discuss. The flight was sixteen hours in the middle of the middle row. When you’re my height, you can imagine how comfortable that is. Exit Row all the way next trip.
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