As a former Audio Soundtrack Producer / Engineer I offer an insider look at movies, television and webshows.
For Fury Road, think of Mad Max and Beyond Thunderdome but do not carry the early franchise with you. This is not a sequel, or a prequel, or a remake. It is another...Read More »
As for the plot, well, a bad guy appears and the Avengers must defeat him, or her, or in this case a him-ish it....Read More »
It is a long held sci-fi tenant that machines, even artificially intelligent ones, will be coldblooded. That emotion, compassion, or empathy, is the result or domain of warm-blooded organisms only. However, nothing in human existence bears this out. We have not yet developed truly intelligent machines,...Read More »
Artificial Intelligence, consciousness, self-awareness, misfits, conscience, there is so much I could say that I have, in fact, written a lengthy book on these subjects and even that barely scratches the surface. There are millions of considerations, and millions of stories to tell, and Chappie is one of...Read More »
Loosely based on an Icon comic book, it is the story of a super-secret service, hidden...Read More »
Usually I start my reviews with some relevant observation or correlation based on one of the movie’s motivating statements. Some movies do not make statements. There is nothing wrong with a B or C grade message-less movie. I can say that, as I have written a...Read More »
There is nothing I can say or add about Stephen Hawking. If you do not know who he is, well, Google him. A fragile body houses a brilliant, insightful, mathematical mind. Despite his physical limitations...Read More »
The question many folk have asked is; can you make a feature length film out of a single chapter? I suppose you can,...Read More »
Newton’s Three Laws of Motion:
1. An object at rest or in motion will maintain its state until acted upon by another object.
2. Mass times Acceleration equals Force.
3. (Colloquial) For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Or, to coin the film, to move forward...Read More »
What is art? There’s the definition. I feel certain that you can point to something that you believe to be art, or artistic, or artful. But...Read More »
There are not many messages in Sin City, regardless of which of the movies you pick. The message is the medium. These are Frank Miller graphic novels, and it...Read More »
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. (Unknown origin. Sometimes thought to be Arabic, though there is no specific evidence as such. There is an equivalent 4th century, BC, Sanskrit formulation of the concept. The earliest recorded English version was in 1884.)
Sometimes a story...Read More »
The idea that humans use only 10 percent of their brains is a myth. In the 1890’s, Harvard psychologists William James and Boris Sidis conducted tests in the accelerated raising and training of the child prodigy William Sidis, who effectively reached an adulthood IQ more than 240. ...Read More »
In my book, On a Sphere’s Edge, there is this line, “We are us, and they are them, and it is always us against them.” It is sad to think that, no matter what we might do, no matter how far we...Read More »
We all think of the evil witch, Maleficent, from “Sleeping Beauty”. But nothing springs from nothing....Read More »