On Inception, The Passage, and Writing in The Obama Era

The weakness of “It’s all a dream” — why we hate that, why we feel cheated when narratively anything is revealed to be all a dream — is that you’ve just asked me to spend so much time and emotional capital investing in the stakes of this, and you’ve now swept it away with the … Continue reading On Inception, The Passage, and Writing in The Obama Era

RIDDICK’s Big Screen Return | GeekTyrant

About 10 years ago a relatively unknown actor, by the name of Vin Diesel, starred in a scifi/horror movie about a group of stranded travelers on a planet where hungry giant bat like creatures come out to feed in the middle of the night. Four years later that same character comes back to fight a … Continue reading RIDDICK’s Big Screen Return | GeekTyrant

The Unbreakable Dark Knight Double Feature

I have the house all to myself for the next couple of days, and a rainy Sunday is the perfect time for a double-feature of the best “superhero” / “comic book” movies ever: Unbreakable and The Dark Knight. The former is highly underrated (and still holds up), the latter justifiably lauded; both are the best … Continue reading The Unbreakable Dark Knight Double Feature