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THE BAD GUYS DRIVE THE STORY The Empire is STRIKING BACK. The rebels blew up the freaking planet-sized Death Star...but it was just one battle in a never-ending war. The Empire is down, but not out, mobilizing its forces against a rebel base on a frozen planet out in East Bumfuck. The title is perfect … Continue reading The Obligatory EMPIRE Commentary: WHY THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK REALLY IS AS GOOD AS EVERYONE SAYS
I'll drop by here with the details of the channel. Drop by or listen to the recording if it's too late for you (8PM Pacific). No question about The Incident, please!
I knew someone who was nice to people if he could benefit from them; if you weren't going to be able to improve his life, he had nothing to do with you. Aren't we all like that? Me neither! (I've got no appropriate photos to illustrate this installment with.) A friend and I used to … Continue reading Aholes I Have Known
I've been catching up with some PKD novels I've never read, mostly minor books that rarely get discussed, like VULCAN'S HAMMER. I enjoy pretty much every one of his novels I've read, even the minor ones or obscure ones no one much discusses. I could work up a top ten list, but now that PKD … Continue reading My 3 Favorite Philip K. Dick Novels
WARNING! REALLY scary and gross. But mostly, goofy. Fans of the original Dawn of the Dead sometimes seem bothered by the remake, not because it's bad, but because it's good. They're resentful that its success is one of the reasons we got and still have a renaissance in Romeroesque zombie movies. The success of The … Continue reading When There’s No More Room In Hell, The Dead Will Walk The Mall: Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD
Everyone else has their choices of the first noir flicks. Most go with THE MALTESE FALCON, and though I bow to the masses, weakling that I am, I'm only agreeing that that's the movie everyone else thinks is the first noir. It's not very noir, actually. If film noir is an attitude, not a genre, … Continue reading Film Noir: The Beginning