One evening in 1977 I stood in a long line with my parents at Grauman's Chinese Theater. I was utterly oblivious to what I was waiting for; 1977 marketing campaigns look quaint compared to the barrage we endure now. I had no precedent. The trip was out of character for my parents, who weren't science […]
(note: nearly zero spoilers. perhaps actually zero.) The three genres of the Mad Max trilogy The interesting thing about the original Mad Max trilogy is that each movie belongs to an entirely separate genre. Mad Max is a 1970s biker film, Road Warrior is a western, and Thunderdome is NFL half-time show. In world-building, yes, […]
Our friends at Quarter to Three, one of the best gaming sites on the web (and one not involved in #Gamergate!) are compiling a list, with detailed reviews, of great horror movies from the past two decades. 31 movies in 31 days. You know all about The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Night of the Living […]
What if Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda waxed Shakespearean? The actor/impersonator is, of course, Scott Ratner.
Smart people are a-dime-a-dozen. Very smart people are common. Though geniuses are statistically uncommon, humanity's surging tide produces tens of thousands of them in every generation. But even geniuses are people, and people tend to play the hand that is dealt to them, or else discard just a few cards to draw new ones. Few […]
Saturday was date night, and Katrina and I went to the local over-the-top-luxurious movie theater, where you sit in recliners and swaddle yourself in soft blankets and order food and drink from the full menu to be brought to you in your seats. Now, if I am presented with an opportunity for someone to bring […]
Thank you, Ray. You moved me.
How will you be passing the time as Hurricane Sandy– aka "the Frankenstorm"– passes your way? We'll be watching 1930s and 1940s movies unless and until the power goes out. Our goal is to make it through at least one flick by each of the actors who have possessed and now torment actor Scott Ratner's […]
If you're on a deadline, and you need to produce written content, the internet makes it ridiculously fast and easy to rip other writers off. But people who live by the sword also die by it. Once someone suspects plagiarism, the internet makes it easy to search for other people who used your words first. […]
Could that be the predecessor to Weyland-Yutani, the evil corporation to end all evil corporations? Either way, it's Ridley Scott with a heaping dose of gothic horror and science fiction. Until Guillermo Del Toro gets to make "At The Mountains Of Madness", this will do nicely.