• Skyscraper
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado
  • Libertarians of the World, Unite
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Skyscraper Ant-Man and the Wasp Sicario: Day of the Soldado Libertarians of the World, Unite Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Skyscraper

It wasn’t me. It was the one-legged man. “It is good to see the Chinese are embracing the shittiest aspects of American cinema, just like us Americans.” – Me, minutes after the conclusion of Skyscraper. Before you start furiously typing a comment about how Skyscraper is not meant to be an Oscar winner, I know. […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Back to the future. With the box office disappointment of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney executives are freaking out. Star Wars has reliably been a billion-dollar-per-movie enterprise since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, and anything less is the equivalent of the New England Patriots failing to win the Super Bowl. In other words, completely unacceptable. Heads […]

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Whistling at dogs. Note to readers: I have tried to keep politics out of my movie reviews, but when viewing Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the film’s politics are impossible to ignore given recent events. Thus, it is impossible not to write about politics here. A list of current events in the United States includes: […]

Government Control Must be Replaced by Individual Restraint

Any blanket political term will have far-ranging applications some of which are contradictory. An American conservative would be justly infuriated to be lumped together with the conservatives of the later years of the Soviet Union because those conservatives wanted to maintain soviet communism uber alles. Conservatives of one ilk want greater freedom and conservatives of […]

Libertarians of the World, Unite

We are well aware of the libertarian approach to life in general: get the government off our backs and people will unite to effect civilizational progress. There are three basic difficulties with this approach. First, it assumes that people working together will unite for the common good instead of for the good of those so […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is 2 hrs 8 minutes, PG-13 for maiming and people get used as chew toys Basic Concept: Jurassic Park, except this time we light the dinosaurs on fire. What? There’s a volcano erupting on the Jurassic Park island, and so, you have a lot of stampeding dinosaurs that may also be […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

How to train your dinosaur (or, A steaming pile). “I am never mad at the end of movies. All I wanted from this movie was to be entertained and it could not even do that. And, I liked A Wrinkle in Time. Well, at least until I started thinking about it.” – My friend, after […]

Fancy Yourself as a Builder of Empires? Try Throne: Kingdom at War

Freemium MMOs are all the rage right nowbut there are so many out there it can be hard to choose which one to play. The common themes are crafting, gathering resources, building up settlements, and venturing out to conquer other game areas. But, to be truly gripping, the game should have an engaging theme which […]

Incredibles 2

1 Hour 34 Minutes, G Special Warning: Incredibles 2 has scenes with bright high-intensity flashing patterns that may induce epileptic episodes. Also, this film is chock full of subliminal messages (courtesy of the villain)- if you believe in the effect of subliminals, this is a film to avoid. Fair Value Rating of The Incredibles 2: […]

Hotel Artemis

Hotel Artemis is likely to be one of the obscure gems of the summer of 2018. Its a wonderful peanut-butter and chocolate combination of genres: cyberpunk and the Grand Hotel genre. Hotel Artemis is a well acted ensemble piece, nimbly juggling multiple sub-plots and capers, making the most of an enclosed and limited set. Give […]