Talk about an up-and-down experience for me… while having moments early on, the trajectory of “Ready Player Two” was on a steady downward profile as it rolled into its midpoint. Then it muddled its way through a Prince-centered (yes, the purple-fixated musician) ‘quest’ that was all sorts of problematic (and boring). Things officially hit rock […]
This won’t be a conventional report, as San Diego Comic-Con is again not having a conventional year. The COVID-19 pandemic continued into its second summer. A lot had occurred since last summer with vaccines seeming to come out of nowhere and, at least in the United State, bring about a certain tepid return to normalcy. […]
A look at the track listings of Harry Smith’s Anthology Of American Folk Music from 1952, with notes on specific songs of interest.
I never had the opportunity to see any of the WWF “WrestleMania” events as a kid. They always seemed like very mythical events. Decades later, I was a lapsed wrestling fan since the “Monday Night Wars” of the mid-1990s and nostalgia for that early era of peak late-1980s wrestling made me curious about finally experiencing […]
A summary of Stephen King’s seventh novel in the “Dark Tower” series, along with critical reaction.
A summary of Stephen King’s sixth novel in the “Dark Tower” series, along with critical reaction.
As usual (Although this year was far from usual), I viewed the San Diego Comic-Con’s 2020 edition as an opportunity to get a barometer on the next year in high-profile genre films and television shows, along with pop culture in general. Besides attending the convention in person, I waded through Twitter, online panel recaps, and […]
A summary of Stephen King’s fifth novel in the “Dark Tower” series, along with critical reaction.
I can cross “See ‘Weird Al’ in concert” off of my bucket list. The scene: The Minnesota State Fairgrounds – aka “The Great Minnesota Get Together.” It was a gorgeous evening for strolling around the crowded fair ahead of the concert. I managed to drop around $22 on a corn dog, French fries, and a […]
A comprehensive review of “Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi,” featuring theme and plot breakdowns as well as high-level reactions.