Thursday, June 21, 2018
We are sad to report that Koko the Gorilla has passed.
I first learned about Koko the Gorilla back in Elementary School. For some reason, my class read an article on Koko, the gorilla who was learning sign-language. She'd been raised by Penny Patterson, who taught her sign-language, and she'd develop a 1000 word vocabulary.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Jamie humored me - and we watched Justice League (2017) and then she agreed to do a podcast.
Ryan welcomes a very special guest - Jamie, the light of his life - as they talk DC Entertainment's "Justice League", and Jamie works through her feelings about the movie. And Ryan maybe goes on a Kirby tangent.
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Monday, June 18, 2018
Man of Steel 2 and 3Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Issue 2 - Doc Shaner, Steve Rude, Jason Fabok
Issue 3 - Ryan Sook, Jason Fabok, inks pages 12-12, 15: Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Letters: Josh Reed
Associate Editor: Jessica Chen
Editor: Michael Cotton
Group Editor: Brian Cunningham
Cover: Ivan Reis, Joe Prado and Alex Sinclair
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Format: BluRay (purchased)
I've already seen (twice) and talked about (once) Thor: Rangarok (2017), so the rest of this post is just me reflecting on what an excellent idea it was to cast Cate Blanchett as Hela.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Shortly after I graduated from high school, the first Jurassic Park movie hit theaters. As a bonafide blockbuster hit, it made everyone a pseudo-dino expert (there are worse things), packed folks into theaters, made Sam Neill a bankable actor who sort of shrugged that off and went off to be Sam Neill, taught us that young girls imprinted on Jeff Goldbum as a sex symbol, made us all wonder where cliffs begin and end in dinosaur paddocks, and convinced me khaki shorts were an excellent look on paleontologists.
It's now 25 years on. Yesterday, June 11, marked the release of Jurassic Park in the U.S.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Format: Amazon Streaming
Lately I've been having an ongoing conversation with Stuart about the tendency of critics to use the phrases "it's not really a horror film" or "but it's good" in discussing the horror genre when they want to get folks to at least consider viewing something made as a horror movie. This thinking and talk offends the horror purists, but as someone who tends to think of the endless line of cheapo slasher flicks that lined the walls of video stores during his formative years - I kinda get it. I understand the coded message: this is horror, but it's not going to just make you queasy and wonder why this is supposed to be a good way to spend 90 - 120 minutes of your life.
I'm of the firm belief that horror is a pretty good indicator that nobody goes to the movies for the same reasons (I usually get very little from horror, but I will have to be carried into a Katherine Heigl RomCom on one of those Silence of the Lambs dolleys). Still, this does make me think a bit about how I talk about horror films - what I like and don't.
During the course of the chat, Stuart was stunned to learn somehow I'd never seen The Fog (1980), and I had no real reason I hadn't seen it and one convincing Adrienne Barbeau to suggest I absolutely *should* see The Fog. It's not like I don't dig John Carpenter's other films I've watched - so I broke it up over a couple of nights as I was winding down in Bozeman.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
A lot of us stayed at the Lewis & Clark Motel.
|My colleagues feel welcomed, indeed!|
A fine place for a bed and some sleep. They were really pushing the sauna, but... I dunno. I don't want to see my colleagues in just a towel any more than I suspect that's how they want to see me.