Alex Jones, YouPorn and the New Resistance

  Rey; "How do we rebuild The Resistance from this...?" Leia: "We have everything we need." -- The Last Jedi Monday's coordinated hit on Alex Jones and InfoWars was an act of desperation.  Control of information is one of the pillars of social control and Jones, for all of his faults, is a threat to … Continue reading Alex Jones, YouPorn and the New Resistance

Review – Solo: A Star Wars “Story”

There wasn’t any one moment in Solo: A Star Wars Story where I noticed myself saying, “Yup, I’m on board with this.”  Because that moment didn’t occur.  Instead, like any good movie Solo wins you over naturally, almost effortlessly. And before you know it you are simply along for the ride to see where everything … Continue reading Review – Solo: A Star Wars “Story”

Review: The Last Jedi – The Success of Failure

WARNING: MILD SPOILERS AHEAD! Watching Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi this afternoon for the second time I got to that moment near the mid-point turn when the movie finally showed its hand.  Up until that point we thought we were watching a Star Wars film that was going to answer a bunch of our questions … Continue reading Review: The Last Jedi – The Success of Failure

Make Apes not War — A Review

This is a stunning movie that I believe will get better with successive viewings, much like Reeves’ last film in the series Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And the reason for this is character. Like Charlton Heston’s irrepressible Taylor in the original, Caesar’s virtues and faults drive the story forward.

The Storm Has a Name … A Love Letter to RPGs

... In college I had the good fortune of having a freshman roommate who was a professional sci-fi geek and gamer. He introduced me on our first day together to Novel Ideas, the local Sci-fi/comic/game shop. The progenitor of today’s FLGS — Friendly Local Game Shop. I forged a lifelong friendship with that shop-owner, a wonderful guy. … Continue reading The Storm Has a Name … A Love Letter to RPGs