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Batman Villains

                       Future’s past!

Superhero, sci-fi and fantasy shows are the flavor of our time and I couldn’t be happier. Arrow, The Flash, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black and Agents of Shield—just to name a few—are all impressive or at least fun to watch, programs.

Then there’s Gotham… just saying that name brings a smile to any fanboy. Unfortunately, this show leaves much to be desired. Continue reading

Dave Kovic for president in 2016!

dave2“America isn’t easy.” Those were the words of then President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in The American President. He was speaking about the U.S. being a rather complex country.

It’s a great power fueled by influential men and women. However, these days, only those of affluence get to triumph. The country, in general, has lost its way – lost sight of its identity… of what made it great.

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Look Up at the “Falling Skies.”

Falling-Skies-2The best sci-fi show you are not watching may possibly be the very one you should.

Do you enjoy tech or story? Having both is clearly the objective but all too often tech, and its jargon, get in the way of great science fiction storytelling.

In the case of the show, Falling Skies, that doesn’t seem to be a problem (at least for the humans) because the evil aliens have invaded and decimated the Earth along with most of its population.

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Me, myself and… me!

anchor1I’m not exactly sure when it began but it wasn’t too long ago—or was it too long ago?

While it’s true I’m getting (ever so slightly) older and wiser and angrier and bitter I don’t believe this was supposed to be in the rule book. It appears as if information, after all, is not what we’re looking for. It’s the people who deliver that information is what’s what or that’s what they’d have us believe.

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Size Does Matter!

sumo-wrestling-size-does-matter1There is a relatively new and already overused catch phrase these days called binge-watching. Though, I and countless others have been known to have done this for a long while now.

It’s hip to binge-watch TV shows and god forbid anyone in this day and age having to wait a week – a whole seven days to catch the next installment of their favorite, or probably their roommate’s favorite, show.

In this time of impatience, TV watchers have missed actual good shows because of the drivel most watch known as REALITY TV (which really isn’t reality but that’s for a later date.) You know who you are!

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Director, Heel Thyself!

kid-director-microphone1I love film; comedies, dramas, sci-fi and yes, rom-coms… if done well.  Studies show the average length of a feature film has been constant since the sixties – they just seem longer. The problem is that most of them shouldn’t be especially in this age of instant gratification.

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May the force… live long and prosper.

star-trek-vs-star-warsWhy is “these are not the droids you’re looking for” more prevalent in pop culture than “he’s dead, Jim?”  I’m going to catch the heck for saying this; Star Wars fanboys are snobs and you know it.  I can say that, I’m a sci-fi (not Syfy) geek.  Star Trek is the passion but I’ve always have a huge place in my heart for Star Wars (that is, the original three.)  I’ve watched science fiction since the world was young; from Twilight Zone to Farscape and beyond and movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Logan’s Run to Blade Runner to, well, the new Trek film.  So, why won’t Star Wars fanboys get down with Star Trek?

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Arrow… A Quiver Full!

arrowThe island from Lost seemed like a mysterious, interesting and adventurous place to go if, you know, you were on your way to the big cheese. Gilligan’s Island had perfect climate, palm trees and two beautiful but very different women to spend time with. Tom Hanks had a volleyball named Wilson. However, the island that Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was lost on for five years did not seem like a bunch of laughs. Arrow, yes a CW show, is quite possibly the most riveting show on television. I didn’t say it was the best but not since 24 has a show been so frustratingly quick after forty-four minutes. Continue reading

Frailty, thy name is… American.

Barack-Obama-Shooting-a-Gun--75685God bless us, everyone.  President Obama recently set an executive order in motion to try to get automatic weapons and heavy magazines off the streets.  He did this, allegedly, for a self-serving reason; to try and save some lives.  A lot of people are up in arms (yes, I realize the pun) over this declaration with some supposed rights being taken away.  I suppose, after 9-11 and for years before, people didn’t care that government was already usurping privacies with illegal wire taps, being able to identify the web sites you frequent and exactly what lies you spoke of in your E-harmony emails.

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Girls… Can’t live with them… pass the salt!

Girls-TV-Series-WallpaperAs season three concludes it is, now, time to reflect on the show called Girls. That is, now that all the exultation and wonder and merriment about this groundbreaking show has subsided. After all, it has been three seasons and there are newer, au courant (look it up) shows to call irreverent, revolutionary and the good ole ditty; “can’t miss.”

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