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Star Wars: A 42-Year Lesson in Letting Go

“I’m not disappointed by this, because there’s always another one. So if this one’s not good, maybe the next one…” The excellent Mr. Sunday Movies Youtube channel wrapped up their spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with … Continue reading

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Details Drive it Home

I have gushed ad nauseam about the unprecedented genius of the best Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-verse. But since it just arrived on Netflix (necessitating a rewatch, of course), I thought I’d point out one of the many (so many) things … Continue reading

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God-Zilla: The Outside Help

The following contains possible spoilers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If you wish to skip to a spoiler-free review, scroll down below the line.

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How Far Will He Go? How Long Will I Care?

Speculative fiction TV is a bit of a wasteland these days, isn’t it? Every once in a while you’ll find the odd gem, but the average show has a flashing neon sign over the door that reads “Action!” Then, once … Continue reading

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Why Mission: Impossible Still Works

Summer, 1996.  I was twelve, I’d just won the last battles of elementary school, and my dad, a long-time fan of the TV series, took me to see the big-screen adaptation of Mission: Impossible.  

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Scratching and Success: Realm Makers 2018

I had the barbell about sixty percent of the way up when I heard God speak to me.  Now, I’d set up a convenient appointment earlier that day to hear from God, but He chose to wait until I was … Continue reading

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Marvel Cars, Ranked

Here’s a fun piece I wrote for “work.”

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Review: Songkeeper is both Brutal and Brilliant

When I reviewed part one of Gillian Bronte Adams’s Songkeeper Chronicles, Orphan’s Song, I reflected on her subversion of traditional YA fantasy tropes, slyly leading the audience into traps of surprising emotional depth.  If I approached book two, the eponymous … Continue reading

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On Rust and Restoration

My latest blog post is mostly about restoring a car, but partly about restoring a person.  You can find it on my work blog at StreetsideAuto.com.

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5 Flaws Movie Trailers Should Leave in 2015

I want to love trailers.  I waste time at work to watch them the moment they debut.  Typically I watch the first two trailers for any film, and then cut myself off until I see the film.  I’ve found that … Continue reading

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