unseen judgement

For the record, I have not seen Cabin in the Woods. But I did read the script about 3 years ago (Jan. 30, 2009), so this post is based on that version of the script and the thoughts I wrote . . . → more

The Terriers Effect

I realized the other day that I’ve mentioned The Terriers Effect and even tweeted about it, but never really explained it. Ok, so upon searching a bit I’ve actually only tweeted about it once . . . → more


Gladiator is more interesting now then it ever was when I first saw it in May of 2000. Because now I have the context of Ridley Scott’s later films (Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood) so it’s fascinating to see him working out a particular aspect of his world view. . . . → more

the highs and lows of fantasy

I had this whole plan to write a post this month about December fantasy films because for years I’ve loved a good fantasy film in the winter. With the completion of the Harry Potter franchise . . . → more

the feminism of breaking dawn

I’m almost done with Twilight. No, that’s not true. There’s going to be another movie next year and it’ll start again, but for now I’m almost done. . . . → more

Joss vs JJ

I should have written this blog a year ago. Back then it was easy to delineate the merits of Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams as producers. Their body of work (and the behind the scenes stories of them) clearly showed characteristics of their . . . → more

girls aren't irrelevant

“If you’re not making a movie that appeals to children or young males, you do not deserve to be in a movie theater during the summer.” – Jon Favreau (here) really? really?! . . . → more

the pitfall of vanity projects

Super 8

I used to really like J.J. Abrams. I still mostly do. Not so much for Felicity, but Alias was pretty cool (granted, the pilot was completely a network version of Buffy . . . → more


This all started when I saw Thor. And let me be clear, none of this is because the 3D in Thor was bad. Visually it was very interesting and well done. But for the first time since I’d seen . . . → more

let’s get definitive

A few months ago there was this graph about the evolution of the geek. And while it’s generally amusing, my major contention is their ubiquitous use of the word geek. It’s not . . . → more