Bullet Thoughts & “Man” Reviews

For those of you who play the daily NYT puzzle game Wordle, I’ve got a few tips that may help you out. Please note that this only applies to accruing a giant streak, not finishing games quickly. I’m a day away from getting my 100-day streak, and I have no idea how long it’ll go,…

My Top 12 Christmas Movies

BAD SANTA (2003) Bad Santa is one of those I like to watch every couple years. There’s enough robust profanity, raunch, and unlikeable characters to slake my thirst for uncompromising low-brow humor, but the holiday spirit legitimately courses in the threads of this weird and sincerely unimportant movie. The main kid, whose almost-too-on-the-nose portrayal of…

AFI Top 100: Thoughts & Review of 100-91

My roommate and I are film junkies, and what better challenge than the AFI Top 100?  The American Film Institute updated their list in 2007, so that’s the one we went with.  It’s been a couple years and we still aren’t done with the list, but we’ve put an enormous dent into the daunting face of…

Rogue One: More Machine Now Than Man

Today I’m going to give my two cents on Rogue One:  A Star Wars Story.  Obviously I will essentially spoil the entire film and if you’re a person who can’t handle criticism of Star Wars, read no further. Rogue One’s entire premise hinges on the viewer entering the theater adhering to the following: Has seen…

Remembering “Batman Returns”

I grew up a Batman fan – a huge, huge Batman fan – and if you don’t believe me just ask my parents.  As a tot I watched the same few films over and over again:  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985), Batman (1989), and Ghostbusters (1984).  I feel like I recall…

In Defense of the Blair Witch Project

In 1999, I was a skinny, freaked out freshman in high school.  I didn’t have a cell phone, much less my own personal computer, and wanted to see the hell out of The Blair Witch Project. During the first couple months of school, it was the talk of the cafeteria.  It had premiered a few…