Feb 28, 2011
You can’t plan this sort of thing. My wife and I were grocery shopping in Anchorage, Alaska. My brother-in-law had just told me that my VHS copy of Weird Al’s UHF was probably worth...
Feb 25, 2011
I don’t know if you follow PC gaming much, but there’s this whole, booming category called real-time strategy, or RTS. And as far as world domination goes, it’s kind of the new hotness. Rather than playing your turn, ending it, and sitting around for a half hour while the computer moves its armies around, everything just keeps happening...
Feb 24, 2011
Here’s a fun game to play sometime when you’re in a crowd and you don’t mind looking like a nerd. Say “You are standing in an open field west of a white house, with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here.” and see who looks at you. Well, depending on how loudly you say it, that might be everybody. But the point is...
Feb 23, 2011
Big Trouble was scheduled for release in December 2001. Since the plot revolves around a bomb eventually making it onto an airplane, the release was pushed to April 2002. Maybe it was the unfortunate timing that hindered the film’s success. Maybe the world was growing a little weary of Tim Allen. Whatever the reason, this film did not do as well as it...
Feb 22, 2011
Whenever I see an unfavourable review of Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, or even just some snippy remark about it, I always want to ask, “What would you have done with it?”
(Other than not even try, I mean.)
Because it’s not impossible to make a good sequel, even if the original is unique, or has a challenging premise or whatnot....
Feb 21, 2011
Just thought I’d warn everybody in advance: this is going to be a weird one.
I have a thing for U.S. presidential history. I can’t really explain it. And as far as pimping out this affection to others, I wouldn’t even know where to begin. For starters, the concept of viewing history through the lens of Important Dead White Guys is passé...
Feb 18, 2011
This movie is 196% great, despite the fact that it may have the most appalling soundtrack ever committed to magnetic tape. Ladyhawke
! With a name like that, it has to be
Feb 17, 2011
I’ve pretty conclusively proven that I will sit through any terrible movie if Mike Nelson is making fun of it for me. Give me three guys commenting on props or providing voices for extras and I’ll settle in happily with my popcorn and (let’s be honest) sleep through the middle third of the film. Yes, it’s a sickness, but if loving...