In a grim and rain-soaked city, what begins as a couple’s phone conversation swiftly becomes a desperate negotiation for their future. NEON plunges us headfirst into a world of quiet desperation as we watch one man’s desperate bid for his own future against powers beyond our comprehension.
Or perhaps even a universe beyond our comprehension.
Director Mark J. Blackman (along with his team) makes spectacular use of special effects to give us a throbbing, vibrant world. Gorgeous panoramas of storm clouds and cityscapes, decrepit warehouses, and lonely streets all serve to make the setting as dynamic and alive as any of the film’s characters. Hell, based on a few of the clues dropped throughout the film, that might even be the case; the sometimes-indifferent, sometimes-capricious backdrop serving as a stand-in for the unnamed antagonists in play. Continue reading
Posted in film, relationships, review, science fiction
Tagged actor, actors, director, film, Joe Absolom, Kerry Bennett, Mark J. Blackman, NEON, review, sci-fi, short film
Last Wednesday, Kat gave us a post titled “Why I Decided to Stop Being a ‘Tough Girl’ and Just Be Me“, a thought-provoking piece on femininity.
I passionately disagree with it.
Let me break it down here.
In her post, Kat referenced this quote by actress Zoey Deschanel:
This idea- that women were or are pressured to be “men”- isn’t a new one. Plenty of folks have made the same observation and there is absolutely truth to that. In fact, we’ve even managed to turn it into a trope at this point, the “warrior-princess”. Continue reading
Posted in bizarreness, feminism, morality, sex
Tagged 2nd wave, 3rd wave, Anne Bonny, Boadicea, Claire Underwood, Dana Scully, Elizabeth Jennings, fantasy, female, feminine, femininity, feminism, Feminist, fight, Frank Frazetta, Gemma Teller, Hua Mulan, inherent, kevlar, Lana Kane, Laura Roslin, Lysistrata, male, marie curie, matriarchal, matriarchy, Men, patriachal, patriarchy., Peloponnesian war, power, promiscuity, qualities, sci-fi, science fiction, sex, sexuality, stoic, strength, tough, traits, warrior-princess, will, women, Zenobia, Zoey Deschanel
Well readers, it’s that time of the year again.
Decorations are going up, costumes are coming out, and here at your favorite blog in the whole wide world, we’ve got your latest batch of chilling and thrilling movie recommendations.
Let’s get to it.
You know all those classic monster movies with heavy-handed messages about scientists playing God?
This isn’t one of ’em.
Quite the opposite, in fact: Splice is arguably a movie showing just the reverse, the danger of not providing scientists with the necessary resources and trust. And while that’s a long overdue message, beyond that, Splice is a simply fantastic horror flick. Well-acted, well-funded, well-shot, and even if you manage to see certain plot points coming, they’re only made all the more disturbing for it. Continue reading
Posted in bizarreness, film, science fiction
Tagged Culture, event horizon, Fear, film, genre, halloween, horror, horror movies, j horror, movie, movies, recommendation, scary, sci-fi, science fiction, Splice, stephen king, stoker, the house of the devil, the mist, the ring, the strangers, The Walking Dead
Normally, the dissection of nerd culture is Evan’s territory. Comic books, super-hero movies, the ins-and-outs of sci-fi flicks- really anything you could or would want to know about geekdom, Evan has covered.
Except, perhaps, for Dungeons & Dragons.
For that, you’d come to me.
Posted in bizarreness, games
Tagged 4th Edition, choice, Christian, Combat, comic books, conservative, cult, D&D, d20, die, DM, Dungeon Master, Dungeons and Dragons, encounters, equations, fantasy, Fourth Edition, games, gaming, geek, Geekdom, GIF, gods, Lolth, magic, melodrama, mundane, mythos, natural 20, nerd, nerd culture, Next, non-combat, pantheon, pat robertson, players, railroad, sci fi flicks, sci-fi, self determination, super hero movies, video game, videogames
Everyone likes comedy.
You like comedy. I like comedy. Even the most dour, lifeless people on the planet (Wesleyans) like comedy.
Why then, is it so hard to find a good comedy?
Let me rephrase that- “why is it so hard to find a good comedy movie?” Continue reading
Posted in Comedy, film, money, race
Tagged action, adventure, aristophanes, Benchwarmers, budget, c-level actor, Clerks, Comedians, comedy, comedy section, Die Hard, entertainment, film, flick, For Da Love of Money, horror, Hot Rod, John McClane, minstrel show, movies, Mr Woodcock, napoleon dynamite, netflix, Pixar, pothead, profit, racism, racist, sci-fi, SNL, stoner, stoners, story arc, Strange Wilderness, superbad, The Love Guru, The Other Guys, the trotsky, Tucker & Dale Vs Evil, wesleyans, zombieland