Monthly Archives: March 2009

A Recovering Pixar Snob reviews Monsters vs. Aliens

 I’ve spent most of the recent 3D animation era as a Pixar snob.  To quote Mike Myers (sort of), ‘If it’s not Pixarrrr, it’s crrrrap!’  Indeed, that was my motto for a long time, partly because I come from a family of Pixar snobs.  My older brother is a brilliant artist and spent a […]

Knowing

 If you are on the Belief in God Scale from agnostic to Billy Graham, do not watch Knowing without a jacket, friend, or something else behind which you can hide. However, if you were not planning to watch Knowing because you’re afraid it’s another eco-save-the-earth-where-the-crap-is-Captain-Planet picture, I can assure you that you have no reason to worry. TOUCHES OF SPOILERS FOLLOW THIS POINT. […]

By |March 28th, 2009|MyBlog|4 Comments|

The T.V. Sucking and Port-a-Hottie Phenomenon

  It has happened to every one of us at one time or another.  Probably multiple times.  But let me tell you about a television show that I actually am okay with getting sucked into.   What I mean by ‘sucked into’ is when you’re sitting comfortably in your easy chair, enjoying some after dinner ice […]

By |March 16th, 2009|MyBlog|5 Comments|

Pearce Tells Watchman Purists to Chill (No Spoilers)

  Now, in general, I love any comic book movie.  Just the attempt to bring the characters further into the mainstream or to bring back nostalgic memories of old cartoons or to showcase the fact that Tony Stark needs to sample my company’s absinthe, be a hot, geeky, genius […]

By |March 6th, 2009|MyBlog|4 Comments|

Weekend Movie Openings

 We are getting there guys!  I can feel it.  I can almost smell it!  I can see the light at the end of that chokingly dark tunnel of awards season awfulness where the lack of film entertainment sucks out the veritable souls of any science fiction/fantasy fan/comic book fan.    There were a few exceptions […]

What’s the deal with Second Life?

Okay, I admit it. I’m much younger than other people in my position. I don’t understand Twitter although I have an account. In fact, my co-workers (who are all at least a decade older) have decided that I’ve already reached the point where I don’t understand the kids and their new-fangled fads and they should all get off my lawn.But Second Life isn’t particularly new. I played the Sims when it first came out. I actually kind of liked it. I made towns of celebrities and had them date the characters I made for my friends and myself. At the same time, even though I could easily waste two four hours on the Sims and not realize it, the game still managed to give me a massive headache. Second Life sounded a lot like Sims. Except more complicated and with cash involved.  […]

By |March 5th, 2009|MyBlog|0 Comments|