Saturday, July 23, 2011


Brimstone is a great, yet very little-known, short-lived TV series on FOX. (Wow a well-made, genre tv series on FOX that got axed after not quite a season. That never happens, does it?)
Facetiousness aside, this series was basically Firefly before there was Firefly, only with no DVD sales to provide a relatively happy ending.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Avatar: The Last Airbender, the live action movie.

I was disappointed in this movie. Very disappointed, and this after you consider that I went in with low expectations. There was a lot of potential in the movie, but it simply didn't live up to it. This movie's biggest problem was summed up at the beginning of the credits. Written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shamaylan. He made this movie all about himself. That was his biggest sin in the movie. It was so obviously a vanity piece. If he had made making the movie about making an awesome movie, it could have been great. But instead he made it to show everyone how awesome Shamaylan is, and that didn't work so well.

Now, having said that, I'm going to disagree with a lot of what's I've heard against the movie. In fact, despite all of the many, MANY problems with the movie, I still think that it contained the seeds of a much better movie.

As you may have noticed...

... My "one review a week" has become rather less than once-a-weeky. I will be doing my best to make up for lost time. I beg the indulgence of anyone who actually read the blog with regularity. I claim various life changes as an excuse. (Moving, moving again three weeks later, helping my wife get ready to visit her parents, getting ready to move to a different state and start a new job, and so on...)

Reviews will start back up, though they will not be as fancy and picture/hotlink filled as they have been. At least, not at first. I will also be doing my best to make up for lost time with extra reviews until I am caught up. Until then, the schedule will be even more sporadic than it had been. I apologize for any inconveniences this has caused anyone.