Solomon Kane

Solomon Kane

In our sadly simplified age we tend to either have overtly, almost desperately, happy or overtly grimdark (and these are sold as "intelligent", and "real"), and I know far too many who see a dark tale of virtue and hope and cannot see the light at the end, as if it's been trained out. I ended up watching the movie version of Solomon Kane [https://infogalactic.com/info/Solomon_Kane_(film)] due to the recommendation of Razorfist (and if you dig up the youtube video, the recommended book of collec…

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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Daddy Warpig, at both Geek Gab [https://youtu.be/EBtaMwsHF_E], and at Castalia [http://www.castaliahouse.com/michael-myers-the-scooby-doo-scary-man/], reviewed the new Halloween release. He brings up mostly the same set of strengths and weaknesses in the movie in both, though in the (I presume) latter Castalia review, he comes across a bit less happy about the movie. Now, I'm a huge fan of his reviews, and usually find them spot on, but in this case, I have to differ with him. First - one of t…

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How Reviews SHOULD Be Written

How Reviews SHOULD Be Written

I stand in awe. As I already commented the other day, “this review makes me want to watch the movie. [https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/review-of-king-arthur-legend-of-the-sword/] “ What movie? King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Yeah, that. Saw the trailers and it looked like a hacked together bit of CGI with little respect for the source material or the viewer. Saw go read the whole review [https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/review-of-king-arthur-…

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John Wick Chapter 2 (is out)

John Wick Chapter 2 (is out)

… and I have yet to see it (but soon… soon….). As you well may know, I’m a huge fan of the first movie [https://thelastredoubt.com/2016/10/more-on-john-wick.html]. But others have, and they like it [https://wastelandandsky.blogspot.ca/2017/02/the-myth-legend.html]: > I’ll be frank, I thought this movie was great. The lore from the first movie is expanded upon and given a real kick in the pants, John Wick himself shows even more charisma and surprising depth, and the supporting cast is even str…

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Chinese Fatalism - a Good Hero is a Dead Hero

Chinese Fatalism - a Good Hero is a Dead Hero

Cataline Sergius critiques Rogue One [https://reactionarytimes.blogspot.com/2016/12/rogue-one-cataline-critique.html] , and this line stood out: > The film grammar, the pacing, the tone are all straight out of Chinese film epics. It is a long damn movie, one with an oppressive sense of fate and tragedy through out.  You know these characters aren’t getting out of this alive because you never see or hear of them in the first trilogy.  They start off as goners. The People of the Han eat that shi…

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John Wick, er, Keanu, Does Three-Gun

John Wick, er, Keanu, Does Three-Gun

Due to @BrittPettibone on gab (gab.ai) posting about the forthcoming John Wick movie previously mentioned [https://thelastredoubt.com/2016/10/more-john-wick.html]which the Didact has also gushed about [http://didactsreach.blogspot.com/2016/10/please-shoot-bieber-clone-in-face.html] , @SmartGrunt posted a link to a video of Keanu doing a three-gun tactical course [https://youtu.be/rCIgpUTvfsA]. While the video he posted also included the gunfight inside John Wick’s house from the first movie, I’v…

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OK. First John Wick 2 and Now This

OK. First John Wick 2 and Now This

Yes, I am a Nolan fanboy. Ever since Memento, as a matter of fact, and I personally think his version of Insomniacompares well with the original. Identity has been a consistent theme of his movies (Inception, Memento, and the batman movies). So has nobility, truth, and adventure. Two of my favorite lines in Interstellaroccur on earth, one about how we used to look up at the stars, and now just look at the dirt – not even ground, dirt,perfectly encapsulates postmodern, typically liberal, narciss…

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Fate, Courage, Groundhog Day, and the Edge of Tomorrow

Fate, Courage, Groundhog Day, and the Edge of Tomorrow

This isn’t precisely a review as it’s got major spoilers, but I felt I really had to go deeper into the story and characters of the Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrowthan the short review I gave it. I really love this movie. Frankly, I think it really isa better Groundhog Day, and that’s saying a lot. Bill Murray is fucking brilliant, and nice guy/blue pill romantic elements of the script aside, his portrayal of Phil, the arrogant, jaded, and cocky weatherman is awe inspiring. You start with the…

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