Can Tony Stark Make Guns and Love His Neighbor?

Iron Man successfully launches (Where The Incredible Hulk failed…) the Marvel universe on it’s prolific box office tirade.  We meet Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) at his snarkiest, firing off zingers as fast as he fires ballistic demonstrations for the military.  Life is fast-moving and freewheeling, until Stark is kidnapped by terrorists.  Total downer.  Talk aboutContinue reading “Can Tony Stark Make Guns and Love His Neighbor?”

Is Beautiful Writing Guilty of Wasting Our Time?

I’ve been on a science fiction kick lately, listening to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Hyperion, and Ready Player One.  It’s been really fun. I have a confession to make –  I gave up on Hyperion, not because it was lame, but because the road was long.  I have a 45 minute commute andContinue reading “Is Beautiful Writing Guilty of Wasting Our Time?”

Groot: Firmly Rooted

In Guardians of the Galaxy we meet Groot.  He’s the powerful counterbalance to a surly raccoon named Rocket.  Groot is a giant tree-man, capable of fiercely violent force if it will protective his friends.  As cool as his root combat style is, Groot’s claim to fame is his predictable answer to all inquiries: “I amContinue reading “Groot: Firmly Rooted”

Overtime Fight Doesn’t Stop Warriors In Finals Thriller

In game one, the Golden State Warriors pulled out an overtime win 124-114 against the Cavaliers.  A great contest, which oddly devolved into a pushing match in overtime. LeBron James is a Mismatch Nightmare LeBron poured in 51 points in a Cleveland loss.  When matched up against the lanky Durant, Lebron James turned on theContinue reading “Overtime Fight Doesn’t Stop Warriors In Finals Thriller”

Loving Vincent: Sorrow, Suicide, Sales In That Order

Loving Vincent is artistically brilliant!  Over 100 artists spanning 6 years created the oil painted animation nominated for an Oscar (best animated film in 2018).   The animation provides a vibrant canvas for a terribly bleak narrative of Vincent van Gogh’s life and mysterious death. The Sorrow Vincent’s life began shrouded in heartache when he followedContinue reading “Loving Vincent: Sorrow, Suicide, Sales In That Order”

Is King Kong Like Christ?

I wrote a review on the film Kong:Skull Island.  One theme piqued my curiosity, but in order to explore it I would spoil a surprise in the plot line. If you’re interested in my review or watching the film, hold your horses right here.  Spoilers are coming…   Kong is God on Skull Island It’sContinue reading “Is King Kong Like Christ?”

Kong: Skull Island – Stunning Monster Parade

The Story Kong: Skull Island tells the story of a dyslexic graffiti artist recovering from heroin addiction that falls in love with a barista and must decide between love and art.  Just kidding!  Kong: Skull Island is about a giant monkey smashing just about everything that moves.  No spoilers there; we all know the gist ofContinue reading “Kong: Skull Island – Stunning Monster Parade”