Television is increasingly amazing while movies are festering sores on the face of all entertainment

I just heard the news that Dawn,the first in Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis series is being made into a TV series! The fact that this series would even be considered for anything on screen is testament to how awesome TV has become. There are no space battles or explosions in this series. There is no …

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Becoming critical

I remember I used to love every book I read. Now I find it harder to do so. Probably this is a consequence of reading a lot of books. I have a higher baseline of quality. I also have seen so many plots/ideas/character types that they don't impress me or excite me anymore. Whatever it …

Game of thrones season 7 episode 02 spoilers

So does Grey Worm have a worm or not? Screw all Greyjoys except Yara We've been overdue for some Varys awesomeness and boy is he awesome. He knows just what to say to make Dani like him. Such a pro. I was the only one in my viewing group that was sad Arya turned back …

Valerian and the city of a thousand planets (2017)

I wanted to see this movie, based on this graphic novel, because it looked like an original idea, and we usually get about one of those per year among the tide of super hero sequels, remakes, reboots, and brand name movies. It was pretty original, and had lots of elements I hadn't seen before. It …

Spiderman homecoming

I saw this over the weekend, and it's the most entertaining super hero movie I've seen since Deadpool. It's also the only super hero movie I've seen since Deadpool. This movie is good because it has likable characters with understandable emotions and motivations and a plot that makes sense. The focus seems to have been …

Fargo season 3

I finished this on my long plane rides too and from Singapore these past weeks, and enjoyed it quite a lot. I could not get into season 2, and gave up about halfway through and had no plans to watch this season until a co worker highly recommended it. I'm glad I gave it a …

Solaris (film)

I watched this, partially on the plane and partially after arriving, and my first thoughts were 'they sure don't make movies like this anymore' and 'music is very overused in modern movies'. This was a very slow, quiet, and subtle movie. There were lots of long, silent shots of scenery, and of characters looking at …