Movies, movies, movies

In just over a week I've seen three movies. And all three have been well worth the price of admission. First up was X-Men: Days of Future Past, the first of two time travel movies I saw. I never read the original comic book version of this story, so I can't comment on its faithfulness,… Continue reading Movies, movies, movies

A quick update on writing and stuff

Writing Need to do a proof pass to see if my novelette is as error free as I can make it. Plan to do some outlining to expand on my short story as my experiment in scriptwriting. Practicing writing through fan fiction; another 400 words the other night. Reading Finished An Astronaut's Guide to Life… Continue reading A quick update on writing and stuff

Godzilla about what you’d expect

I saw Godzilla on the weekend, and it was pretty much what I would expect from a giant-monster movie. And it was worth seeing in the theatre, but maybe more of a Tuesday night movie (in Canada, Tuesdays are cheaper nights). The effects are good. The monsters are big. Godzilla looks like he should. There… Continue reading Godzilla about what you’d expect

2012: A late review based on a partial viewing

I can't afford to lose anymore intelligence, but I started watching 2012 despite knowing it was bad disaster porn. I'm having trouble articulating why I did this. Maybe to see just how dumb it was, or to see the special effects. I don't remember, but I feel dumber after watching only part of the movie.… Continue reading 2012: A late review based on a partial viewing

The Not So Amazing Spider-Man 2

I saw The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with my daughter today. It was less than amazing, which was disappointing since Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have some pretty good chemistry (IMO). They're cute as hell together. But the movie is a mess. There are plot contrivances, plot holes and plot inexplicability. Character motivation is pretty arbitrary… Continue reading The Not So Amazing Spider-Man 2

Astronauts are so damn cool

Reading Christopher Hadfield's book, An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, I started to feel lazy; a lazy underachiever. Against a guy who's done so much (astronaut, I.S.S. Commander, fighter pilot, top test pilot, engineer) how can anyone not be a bit intimidated by that? What struck me was how thorough astronauts are. They plan… Continue reading Astronauts are so damn cool