Mama Fisi - Thu, 12/12/2013 - 00:32
I have a big problem with a lot of so-called science documentaries. They're more like info-tainment than the documentaries I remember seeing as a kid, and half the time the "science" is dodgy at best, or just plain wrong.
A friend of mine sent me this link to a Cracked parody of the very sort of documentaries I'm talking about--the ones with random, semi-mystical imagery, an earnest host who whispers the narration in a strained voice, the music designed to get your pulses pounding, and enough total balderdash to screw up your brain forever.
Mama Fisi - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 23:27
I'll confess that I never really much cared for science fiction, but after I married a dyed-in-the-wool sci-fi geek, I've come to appreciate the genre.
My grandfather, who owned our TV, was big into sci-fi, and so I absorbed a lot of movies growing up in the days when there were only three networks and a couple of local-access channels, and one could either watch what Gramps was watching, or go outside and play. (I think that's where my love of the outdoors came from...)
Republibot 2.0 - Tue, 12/10/2013 - 13:11
I liked it. Very much, in fact.
This is not a review so much as it is a quick rumination over some of the things that have impressed me after multiple viewings. If you haven't seen it yet, I'm so very sorry, but there will be spoilers ahead.
The standard 'ten count' applies...
.... there may not be spoilers. Dunno. Still, it's good to play it
...safe.... (Who programmed this countdown anywa...
And we're here.
Republibot 4.0 - Mon, 12/09/2013 - 19:31
Well, it's official--Wonder Woman, that lasso-twirling Amazon princess from Paradise Island will be making her big-screen debut in Batman vs. Superman, the upcoming sequel to Zak Snyder's "Man of Steel."
If you're like me, and Lynda Carter will always be THE Wonder Woman, it seems a bit odd to learn that Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been chosen to bring the bustiered beauty to life. I mean, not that she isn't attractive, but, um...well, the costume's gonna hafta stand on its own merits, shall we say.
Republibot 2.0 - Fri, 12/06/2013 - 05:55