The Balcony Is Closed: A Look Back On “At The Movies”

May 9, 2010 by  

Growing up, I loved movies. I guess that’s evident here. I’ve been “reviewing” movies since 1989–something I didn’t realize till a few years ago when I dug up my old journals from elementary school and found that the unused pages in the binder were dedicated to reviewing movies such as “Arachnophobia”, “Willow”, and “The Abyss”. I used a star system, 1-4. It was hard being a critic at age 11, I found. I pretty much liked everything... Keep Reading...

“The Sims”: Ten Years Later

February 4, 2010 by  

February 4th, 2000. I was working at Amazon.com, and I had a really awful day shift that had me working on Saturdays. Since I was typically bored on Saturday nights because I had no real social life that comes to mind immediately, I would head out to the Christiana Mall in Christiana, Delaware (a real tourist trap). Truth be told, I would splurge. Once I got a DVD player later that year, it’d be worse. But for now, I had a Dreamcast, I had a fairly decent PC, and I had extra cash since I never... Keep Reading...

After Contra Music Video

May 3, 2009 by  

The story of Bill and Lance *after* they have saved the planet from fighting aliens in South and Central America. Enjoy!  [Read more...]

Fringe (FOX)

September 9, 2008 by  

FOX, Tuesdays @ 8:00pm CT Encore of Pilot Broadcast: Sunday, September 14th, 7:00pm CT Put “Lost”, “Alias”, and “X-Files” in a blender, and this is pretty much what you get, with less endearing main characters and a fairly thin plot for an hour and a half long pilot. The first five minutes were pretty mesmerizing. It felt very similar to when I watched the first episode of “Lost”; just completely gripped by the action. And guess what? This also begins... Keep Reading...

The Andromeda Strain (A&E 2008 mini)

June 15, 2008 by  

I had heard about this a few weeks ago, and I liked the cast; am a big fan of Benjamin Bratt although I think he’s buried in a wall of melodrama. I liked that the Scott brothers were behind it, and it did look like it had some promise. After all, the 70’s adaptation was boring as far as I was concerned, compared to the novel which was riveting. Well, this is a two part miniseries, and I guess I can’t make a total judgment until tonight’s concluding part but I can say this:... Keep Reading...

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