September 14th, 2017
I used to love Orphan Black, I was a huge fan of the first season, but as time went on, it started to fall to the bottom of my “must see” list. And it has nothing to do with Tatiana Maslany, she was great throughout, it has to do with trying to do too much and losing focus on the things that mattered to me.
So anyhow, this is my look at the end of the series and what they, and a lot of other shows, did completely wrong, at least in my opinion.
September 7th, 2017
I love Jeffrey Donovan, I don’t think there’s been a single thing that I’ve seen him in that I haven’t enjoyed. So recently, I was just poking around, wondering what he’s been up to after the end of Burn Notice and I saw that he’d been in a Hulu Original series called Shut Eye, that had just been renewed for season 2. Of course I had to grab it and take a look, and as I already knew, I loved it!
So here’s my look at the first season of Shut Eye. Enjoy.
September 5th, 2017
I really don’t watch too much anime these days, mostly because there isn’t a lot out there that interests me. I get all of the new Gundam series, of course, but there isn’t a lot of sci-fi available otherwise. Then I stumbled across the 12-episode series Atom: The Beginning, which is a loose adaptation prequel of Osamu Tezuka’s Mighty Atom for a modern audience. Hey, I’m a big Tezuka fan, so why the heck not? So here’s my look at Atom: The Beginning, as I see if classic anime can have a new life.
September 2nd, 2017
Morons should not work with wood.
This kind of stuff pops up constantly, as the Cult of Saw Stop tries to get people to buy their saws, whether people want them or not. So this guy starts asking what kind of table saw he should buy, which is always a dangerous topic, and someone pops up with:
If you continually find it difficult to stay focused, if your mind constantly wanders while running power tools, if you have extremely poor hand/eye coordination, if mechanical things confuse you, if working with tools has always been a mystery to you, if you are constantly injuring yourself on the simplest tasks, get the Saw Stop.
And my response was… you mean people who shouldn’t be woodworkers in the first place, right?
August 31st, 2017
I’ve been both looking forward to and dreading this series. Netflix’ Marvel series have been a mixed bag so far. The first season of Daredevil was amazing, the second a little less so. Jessica Jones and Luke Cage were problematic at best. Iron Fist, while most disagree, I thought it was passable. So getting these four characters together could have been really great or really awful and I had no idea what we’d get. So keep going and I’ll reveal what I thought of this 8-episode “mini-series” event.
August 27th, 2017
Yes, I’ve been watching a lot of bad movies lately, mostly because there aren’t a lot of good movies I haven’t seen on Amazon Prime. This one, Planet of the Sharks, produced by the ever-awful Asylum, looked painfully bad so we sat down to see how terrible it could be.
And wow, terrible is an understatement. But I guess you’ll have to look below the fold to see how utterly craptastic this thing actually is, and why I really don’t understand why these mockbusters are never very good.
August 24th, 2017
Every once in a while, I stumble across a Japanese movie that I say “what the heck”. Such is the case with “I Am A Hero”, a 2016 zombie movie from director Shinsuke Sato, based on a horror manga series by Kengo Hanazawa.
Now I’m not the biggest zombie fan in the world, but something about how it was described sounded different enough to me, particularly one element, that I decided to give it a go. This is a good thing and a bad thing because that element never actually happened in the movie. But I’ll talk more about that below the fold.
August 22nd, 2017
Not too long ago, I saw a post on a Funko site, wishing for more Hot Topic blind boxes from Funko. No thanks. I’m not interested. As I said on the post, I’m not after an adventure, I’m after a collection, and to me, that means getting one, and only one, or everything.
But the blind box thing is nothing new, it’s been a marketing tactic for many, many years and it works out a whole lot better for the manufacturer than it does for the consumer. Here’s why.
August 17th, 2017
There are a lot of shows that I think just go on too long, or at the very least, don’t have any idea where they’re heading, so every season feels like it’s a stand-alone, not part of an overarching plotline. And unfortunately, iZombie feels very much like this, a series that started out amazing, but feels like it’s flopping around looking for somewhere to go.
So let’s take a look at what the third season of iZombie did right and what it did wrong.
August 13th, 2017
A recent thread popped up on a woodworking forum about passing on your woodworking legacy to your children. Lots of people said that their kids weren’t interested and it was a real shame.
Why does it matter if your children follow in your footsteps in everything you do? I have never understood that.