Adventures in Reading: Stephen King’s “GERALD’S GAME”

  I've always really liked Stephen King, but, to be honest, I haven't read a ton of his stuff. Well, to be fair to myself, that statement is more or less relative to his output, I guess. I've probably read 10-15 of his books, more if you count his novella sized short stories, but when …

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Here’s Hoping – HBO’s New Take On WESTWORLD Looks, for Lack of a Better Word, Great…

Who doesn't like thinking and talking about sentience? Don't answer that. It's a rhetorical flourish that I've just deployed and, now, we are all where we're supposed to be. On the same page. Now we're all considering what it means to be alive. What it means to have agency and what that agency means and …

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STRANGER THINGS, Season 1 Review – A Remix, Borderline Remake, of Everything You’ve Ever Loved…

The term "Amblin-esque" is something we hear a lot of nowadays. Back in the day, Amblin Entertainment was the purveyor of all things awesome for both kids and adults. A slew of high-quality genre movies came out under its' banner. from E.T the Extraterrestrial to The Goonies to Back to the Future, if it was cool and …

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BAD SANTA 2: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things…

It would be awesome if this thing ends up being great, but from where I'm standing, Bad Santa 2 isn't even going to have the decency to fill our stockings with coal, opting instead to use petrified dog shit. "Man, I bet that dog shit used to be funny," we'll say and then be left to ponder the nature of our own existence, as we think of the countless more interesting and productive ways we could have spent those 90 minutes.

PREACHER, Season 1 Review – My Prayers Left Unanswered, Yet Still I Pray…

Well, here we are. After years and years of false starts and various creative entities trying to get a version of this story on the screen, big or small. The show was finally brought to life by an unlikely duo, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, who are best known for their work in surreal-stoner comedies. …

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The Ancient Art of Capitulation: At What Point Do We Reject the “Lesser of Two Evils” Paradigm?

Over the past few weeks, I've been closely watching both the RNC and the DNC. It's a first time experience for me. As the shadow of my thirties begins to loom closer and closer, I feel like it's about time I start trying to uncover the web that is American politics. I don't know where the compulsion comes …

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BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Review – I Give It Two Indifferent Shrugs In Any Direction!

The Killing Joke is such a weird beast. Written in 1988 by a self-proclaimed wizard, Alan Moore, as a one-shot story that wasn't ever necessarily supposed to be part of continuity. The thing was, it ended up being so popular that DC decided to add it as an official entry. The reason that it was never supposed …

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