Gone Girl: An Honest Look At Marriage?

Gone Girl: An Honest Look At Marriage?

Promo poster for Gone Girl from Variety.com

David Fincher’s Gone Girl scared me.  It did it not because of the truly terrifying scenes in it (you’ll never be able to think of boxcutters the same way again), but because of what it was saying about marriage.  Gillian Flynn herself kind of says it when, in an interview with Publisher’s Weekly, she called marriage a kind of “long con”, because of the…

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Occupy Hong Kong - A valiant stand.

Occupy Hong Kong – A valiant stand.

The Umbrella Revolution -from orientalreview.org

The Hong Kong protests, which I’m just calling Occupy Hong Kong for now, was a surprise over the past weeks.  The images of tear gas canisters being hurled at protesters was something I never thought I’d see in Hong Kong, a place I’ve always associated with stability and prosperity.  I love the place; it’s a vibrant, exciting city, full of both…

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"The Last Five Years": An End to Remember

“The Last Five Years”: An End to Remember

Promo photo from their Facebook page. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/p235x350/10569086_781352818583420_6280538306372505503_n.jpg

Jason Robert Brown’s off-Broadway musical drama, “The Last Five Years” finds a welcome stage in the Carlos P. Romulo theater and two very capable players, Nikki Gil and Joaquin Valdez, taking up the reins of Cathy and Jaime in a postmodern…

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Hawkeye 19 - Probably One of the Hardest, Most Rewarding Comic Reads I’ve Done

Hawkeye 19 – Probably One of the Hardest, Most Rewarding Comic Reads I’ve Done

Guess what it says? From Hawkeye 19.

I’ve already stated my love of the comic Hawkeye by Marvel Comics here, and it’s because it’s not trying to compete with the other Marvel titles in the whole “I’m saving the world” routine that goes on in superhero titles.  Instead, it’s a story of a pretty insignificant superhero, all things considered.  What’s nice about it, however, is that instead of epic,…

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Guardians of the Galaxy Isn’t A Typical Marvel Film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Isn’t A Typical Marvel Film.

A Star Wars inspired poster for Guardians. Image courtesy of geektyrant.com.

It’s not going to be easy writing a review for Guardians of the Galaxywithout sounding like a lot of the other reviewers out there.  Let me get the cliche out of the way.  Yes, it’s visually incredible.  Yes, it’s funny.  Yes, it’s action packed.  Yes, there is a talking raccoon and a semi-talking tree.  Yes, it…

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Waste segregation: Sorting the good critics from the bad

I’ve been meaning to write about the DAP and the various screaming heads we find currently filling media.

Waste segregation: Sorting the good critics from the bad

I’ve been meaning to write about the DAP and the various screaming heads we find currently filling media.

Ellis’ Moon Knight is Nuts. But in a good way.

Ellis’ Moon Knight is Nuts. But in a good way.

“Batman? No, I’ve never heard of him.” From ign.com.

Moon Knight is one of those Marvel Properties that fade in and out of attention but is, for the most part, a really strange Batman ripoff, I mean, he’s wearing white, for crying out loud, even as he supposedly fights at night.  He’s also gone through some really bizarre adjustments, and now, well, he’s a train wreck of character development.

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Transformers 4 is So Not Bad!

Transformers 4 is So Not Bad!

One of the better alternative posters out there. From dankodeadzone.deviantart.com

I hated Transformers 3, Dark of the Moon.  I hated it so much I didn’t write a review of it because, well, I didn’t have anything good to say and I felt that it wouldn’t have been fair. Let me put it this way: it was so bad, my 11-year old son now refuses to watch Transformers 4 because he hated the previous movie…

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How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Why hello, there… big guy. From animationmagazine.net.

How To Train Your Dragon was one of my favorite Dreamworks animated films.  It, along with Kung Fu Panda, touch on sensibilities that Pixar has not ventured to do; both films are darker than typical Pixar movies, and both films can generate emotion without (as much) melodrama as some Pixar films (which doesn’t mean I haven’t melted into a…

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Listening to Bong Revilla is Worse than Cancer

Listening to Bong Revilla is Worse than Cancer

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From novelist, and genuinely funny person, Gina Apostol.

Originally posted on Gina Apostol:

Listening to Bong Revilla is Worse than Cancer

In July, I got the news I had breast cancer. In August, my surgeon told me it was not only cancer, it was a BRCA2-positive, triple-negative basal-cell carcinoma—a kind of super-duper invasive genetic mutation that sounded like a cross between alien…

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