James Bond is a hero. A flawed hero who womanizes, drinks too much, smoked too much at times, is an emotional dead zone, and treats the world around him as a series of transactions without consequence. Yet, Bond is an icon. He’s also an adolescent boy’s fantasy. A character who made the loner lifestyle cool… Read More A brief review of No Time to Die
The upcoming No Time To Die is the 25th (official) James Bond film but every Bond film is an opportunity to be your first Bond. No matter where you are on your walk with Bond, I know that deciding which of the 25 to watch at any given moment is a stressful decision. You might… Read More The perfect James Bond movie for every type of person (even you)
There is nothing subtle about Warrior. Throats get ripped out of necks with smiles and the sex is savage and devoid of romance. The characters spit racial slurs with a banal viciousness that only reminds you of those times you heard the same words and phrases and did nothing or politely slinked away to another… Read More Watch Warrior and get angry with me
I’m not going to tell you why The Last Jedi is a great movie and a great Star Wars movie. (Patrick Willems already did it better than I ever could.) I am going to tell you about one scene in the movie, though, that never fails to turn me into a sobbing mess. It’s after… Read More We are what we grow beyond: The enduring lesson of The Last Jedi
My best friend Louis and I met Rob Liefeld, comic book artist and one time Levi’s jeans spokesperson, sometime early in the summer of 1991. We’d been going to comic book conventions together for a while now and each one restored my battered soul in a dark period in my life known as “middle school.”… Read More I sold a signed copy of Deadpool’s first appearance for nothing and I don’t care. Mostly.