Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.
Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.
I kick off this episode of the show by expoun...
And so an epic battle began. It pitted big, science fiction and fantasy concepts against niche, humanistic narratives about the lives of ordinary people and historical figures.
It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...
A common expression that is found in the Bible is "Go in peace." It is an expression of greeting that is still used in contemporary Jewish circles today. When Jews are entering the synagogue they often say to each other shalom aleichem -- "peace be upon you."
Some waning magic, some vanishing courage, some dumb beauty. This cinema sensation will not be recognized with awards. But be there no doubt about it, The World's End is the most important movie of the year.
Hopefully, in 30 years we'll be mocking Obama's drone dream in the same way we now mock Star Wars. But at the present we're at a critical juncture where we need to act before the drones (weather government, corporate, or terrorist) come home to roost.
So I'm not sure about you, but I don't think this idea of the universe as a hologram -- since I don't believe it -- is going to have much effect on my day-to-day life.
This week, Zaki and Brian find themselves holding down a Sean-less fort but, unsurprisingly, still manage to pack in ...
In the spirit of both Thanksgiving, and general, Internet list-making, I thought I'd write down 15 things for which I'm thankful.
ames McBride would be Luke Skywalker. This year's underdog, McBride is the surprise winner in fiction with Good Lord Bird.
Do you wear a watch? By watch I mean an analog device, with hands sweeping around a dial, possibly augmented by "complications" as they are known, and all designed to look good on your wrist.
There has been a lot of doom and gloom surrounding the development of Episode VII as of late. There have been rumblings for awhile that J.J. Abrams hasn't been the happiest of souls thus far, as production crawls along. Last week's departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt (who wrote the first Episode VII treatment and script) only added fuel to this already explosive story.
On Thursday, news broke that Michael Arndt's script for Star Wars: Episode VII was being rewritten by J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, effectively b...