Category Archives: Movies

Ragnarok and Roll, Too

Only one other trailer was as surprising and exciting to see out of SDCC besides Justice League: Thor-Ragnarok.   What was exciting was how the trailer moved our understanding of the movie’s plot forward without giving too much away.  Turns … Continue reading

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Closer to the Tower

We’re just at a week until the release of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.  The movie clocks in at just over an hour-and-a-half, which is a little concerning to me until I remember that The Gunslinger, the first book in … Continue reading

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The World after Exploding, Wind-Up Penguins

And then, finally, San Diego Comic-Con delivers.

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Are You Ready, Player One?

A couple of Decembers ago I found myself in the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport without a novel to read.  I left the terminal bookstore with a copy of Cline’s Ready Player One (and this after at least a year of hearing … Continue reading

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Fireworks, Gandalf

Every year on the Fourth of July this comes to mind.

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Bruce Wayne’s Basement; Batman’s Attic

I finally got around to watching the LEGO Batman Movie (a la RedBox).  It definitely kept some of the manic-but-meaningful edge of The LEGO Movie.  I think it would probably have benefitted from a big-screen viewing (lesson learned).  The introduction … Continue reading

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Our Arthurian Summer

We’re in the middle of an attempted summertime Arthurian renaissance.  I say attempted because it hasn’t been going all that well.  King Arthur and his knights are always swirling around somewhere in the creative, storytelling mix, which makes it interesting … Continue reading

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