Nonviolence is both the focus and antithesis of Mel Gibson’s current awards-worthy war film, Hacksaw Ridge. The bold and courageous display of heroic pacifism beams brightly within a backdrop of infernal violence.
Is Stranger Things overrated? That question has been haunting me, especially after all the growing praise its gotten, including our official stranger things review.
For any of you who have been anxiously waiting for the season finale of the standout podcast series Serial (following the case of Adnan Syed), the following somewhat embarrassing information about myself will make sense to you, at least in the context of the show. And for those of you un-hip, living under a rock types, please do yourselves a cultural favor and get with the times! (Fair warning: Spoilers ahead for the uninitiated.)
It’s no secret that I thoroughly (and I do mean thoroughly) enjoy the Showtime series Homeland, if nothing other than to watch the spectacular performances put on by leads Claire Daines and Damian Lewis. But the storytelling is equally as thrilling and compelling.
The last thing on my mind when watching the series? Tourism.
It’s been very busy for me lately, that’s for sure. If it’s not man-eating pigs that capture my attention, then it’s the misadventures of a serial killer. And if not that, then it has to be the bipolar spy who’s trying to prevent a sequel to 9/11. And lets not forget about my ongoing music project.
But there’s no way that I was going to be missing out on the web of deceit that envelops one of my favorite shows, Sons of Anarchy.
I’m not sure why I was compelled to write about this, but I guess it’s one of those “truth is stranger than fiction” moments that seems somewhat worthy of a mention.
Fresh off an Emmy win for Best Drama Series, including best lead actor and actress (in a drama series) nods for Damian Lewis and Claire Danes, Homeland raked in more viewers than at any point in season one. And why not?
Dexter’s sixth season was a mild disappointment. But I think almost everyone who has stuck around with the series was both shocked, but also pleased at the big season finale reveal. After all these years of keeping secrets, this one was out of the bag.
Sometimes music is like sex. It can be awkward and clumsy. Messy. Repetitive. But most times, it is an ecstatic pleasure without comparison. It can heighten the senses and take us to a world between reality and fantasy.
An hour before midnight last night, I stepped in to a 505 person capacity IMAX theater to watch the premiere of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Although I was an hour early, the theater was already about 60% full, and by the time the movie started, there were nary, if any seats open.
So as the lights dimmed and film rolled, it felt as if we had all just strapped in to a journey far away from this little rock called earth.
Ok, this has got to be one of the coolest things I’ve read about today. Apparently, mad, scheming scientist bent on creating powerful cyborgs (who will one day take over the world and enslave us all) have been busy again. Or, perhaps they are just well-meaning scientists hoping to cure blindness. Regardless, of who they are, this is still awesome.