Get In! My Sickly Prostitute Companion! Today We Are Re-Watching SPEED (1994)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8piqd2BWeGI SPEED, the once and future king of action films, is a story about a disgruntled police officer, furious over his meager pension and seeking revenge for the unfair treatment of his labor! He goes on a terrorist bombing campaign of his municipality, utilizing his expertise with explosives to target random citizens of a nation … Continue reading Get In! My Sickly Prostitute Companion! Today We Are Re-Watching SPEED (1994)

Not Planning to Watch ‘Don’t Look Up’ – the Climate Change Movie Couched in an Asteroid Disaster Flick, But I Am Curious to Know What Kind of Ending they Gave It

What kind of ending can you possibly put on a Hollywood film that is a statement about how people tend to deny reality when faced with death, disaster, and uncomfortable truth? This is your bread and butter, my dudes. This is what you do. Arguably, the purpose of art is to distract from reality. Not … Continue reading Not Planning to Watch ‘Don’t Look Up’ – the Climate Change Movie Couched in an Asteroid Disaster Flick, But I Am Curious to Know What Kind of Ending they Gave It

A Hologram for the King (2016) – A Dave Eggers Novel to Film Adaptation that is Watchable but Makes One Mostly Curious About How Much Was Lost in Translation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW4OE1egbHs Tom Hanks stars in this adaptation of one of my favorite contemporary / intelligently countercultural writers work - Dave Eggers - based on the novel of the same name 'A Hologram for the King' (which I haven't read). Hanks stars in another adaptation of Eggers' as well, 'The Circle' (2017) based on the novel … Continue reading A Hologram for the King (2016) – A Dave Eggers Novel to Film Adaptation that is Watchable but Makes One Mostly Curious About How Much Was Lost in Translation

THE MATRIX: Resurrections (12.21.21) Aims to Continue The Cyberpunk Critique of Technology Saturated Culture From a Vantage of Philosophically Provocative Humanism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNpvWBuTfrc&t=38s "It's so easy to forget how much noise the Matrix pumps into your head. Something else makes the same kind of noise. ...War." A quote from a time-shattered reality version of the character from the sequels - Niobe, which makes me feel like the sequels are recognizing how much technology now... means 'the media-industrial … Continue reading THE MATRIX: Resurrections (12.21.21) Aims to Continue The Cyberpunk Critique of Technology Saturated Culture From a Vantage of Philosophically Provocative Humanism

V for Vendetta – Comic Vs Film

Was the comic fascism vs anarchism, while the film took on neoconservativism vs neoliberalism? Perhaps. Alan Moore disavows the film, I think it is worthwhile, but it's been a while since I read the comic. Worth looking at 'WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLIRsP5s4NU

Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux0fwRMl-vA I was compelled to rewatch Igby Goes Down after Kieran Culkin made an appearance hosting on SNL a couple weeks back. This film is like a Salinger short about fucked up rich people. They're interesting, but they are the damned. The world has ruined them by giving them too much of a good deal. … Continue reading Igby Goes Down (2002) – “I Think That You Are Much More Aware Than Even You Realize” / Pissing in the Well One Drinks From

True Grit (1969)

Mattie Ross is a young woman, tomboyish, proud, self-assured, who undertakes an everyday adventure in the wild west to take care of the business of crimes against her father, traveling to take try to take care of business with the man who wronged him. He is a fugitive, in the Indian territories, where there is … Continue reading True Grit (1969)

Watching True Grit (1969)

True Grit (1969) - started watching this last night, fell asleep but the opening proved to have feminist tones and made me think... How these artistic monuments of the past contain facets and sparkling lights of truth that remain, but how memory, genarlization, and reduction makes these stones in the river into dull icons. That John … Continue reading Watching True Grit (1969)

New ‘The Batman’ Trailer Has The Caped Crusader As a Mad Vigilante Brutally Attacking Chaos With Rage as a Self-Proclaimed Force of Vengeance

Batman is my favorite comic book hero. Because as long as they keep his origin in the mix, he's doing what he's doing for personal reasons. He's pissed off, he's avenging the death of his family at the hands of desperate criminals. He's a rich favored son of Gotham, who vows thereafter to put all … Continue reading New ‘The Batman’ Trailer Has The Caped Crusader As a Mad Vigilante Brutally Attacking Chaos With Rage as a Self-Proclaimed Force of Vengeance