Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Top-Ten Favorite 2015 Films

I'll repeat my comment from last year's top-ten that this is not a Best-Of list, because I think it's silly to rank art. These are just the films I watched and liked most, and that I felt were fine exemplars of their respective genres. Some are life-changing works of art. Some are fluffier bits of entertainment. So it goes.

I make no assurances of nor apologies for the moral content of these films. That's a conversation for another day and another person, and I don't feel like arguing about it with you. Do your research, and to thine own conscience be true. 

2015 Favorites:

10. The Lobster
9. Seymour: An Introduction
8. The Martian
7. White God
6. People Places Things
5. Call me Lucky
4. The End of the Tour
3. Room
2. Spotlight
1. The Big Short


Some Non-Spoilery Reasons You Should Watch These Films:

Let's Go to the Movies!

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE kinda AWAKENS

First off you've gotta know that I'm a huge fan of J.J. Abrams' work. If you were to ask me what sort of film-making career I'd like to have, I'd be almost too embarrassed to admit how much I admire him and would like to go back in time and steal his mojo. 

The dude started in the movie business when he was sixteen, and his early drama REGARDING HENRY was one of the only films that has ever made me cry. His FOREVER YOUNG was a tearjerker, too (eat a cow pat, haters), and of course he also wrote MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: III and SUPER 8, and created ALIAS and LOST and FRINGE and cetera, and cetera. The man's a story-making machine, and I have enjoyed absolutely every filmed entertainment I've seen that he's had a hand in—including this month's STAR WARS movie. 

So it's with zero percent pleasure that I tell you that in my opinion (massive critical consensus be danged) the new STAR WARS movie is not a great movie, and will not be remembered as such down through the ages. 

[MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT]


Friday, December 18, 2015

Darth Vader on the Toilet

Oh look, a sadly-neglected website.

Wait... that's my website!

Listen, you judgy-pants, to my excuses:
  1. Nobody's bought one of my screenplays yet, so I've been doing a lot of construction work the past few weeks and it's taken a lot out of me so I've had to put what very little excess energy I have toward the writing that matters the most to me, which is not, sadly, this blog.
Okay. So that was only one excuse. But it was a good one. 

As a consolation prize (and in case you've ever wanted to see Darth Vader on the toilet), here are a couple of Star Wars Drawings my just-now-eight-year-old did to commemorate the massive amount of global Star Warsing that's currently going on. Enjoy.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

The Goose is Getting Fat!

Christmas is nigh!

Time to head over to my Amazon Page and pick up a present for someone you love. Or someone you want to love. Or someone you hate, but want to pester with unwanted mail.


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