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Movies, music, books and other elements of culture.

2017 Movie List

2017 Movie List
January 2, 2017 Comments Off on 2017 Movie List

For over a decade, I’ve been saying that the year ahead is going to be amazing for films, and this year is no exception. By my count, we have four Marvel movies, the ends of two huge female-led action franchises, ... Read More »

Tenth Annual Movie Preview Guide

Tenth Annual Movie Preview Guide
January 10, 2016 Comments Off on Tenth Annual Movie Preview Guide

It’s the 10th annual list of movies for the year! When I first started the list back in 2007, it was must-see theatre movies, but it’s morphed into films I’m interested in for various reasons, even if I’ll never get ... Read More »

My Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

My Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens
December 19, 2015 Comments Off on My Thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

If you haven't seen the new Star Wars movie yet, maybe come back and read this once you have - here be SPOILERS! Read More »

Why I do #NaNoWriMo every year

Why I do #NaNoWriMo every year
December 2, 2015 Comments Off on Why I do #NaNoWriMo every year

I just finished NaNoWriMo 2015, marking my twelfth year participating in this event. Of those 12 attempts, 6 of them were “winners“, in that I crossed the 50,000 word mark before the end of the month.  However, I only ever completed one ... Read More »

Watch all the films!

Watch all the films!
January 4, 2015 2 Comments »

So here’s the 2015 version of my yearly list of movies I want to see. This year’s lineup is incredible, featuring some of the most anticipated movies in years. Either this year will be the year that reignites Hollywood (after ... Read More »

Film Forecast 2K14

Film Forecast 2K14
January 26, 2014 Comments Off on Film Forecast 2K14

So here’s the list of movies I’m looking forward to in 2014.  As usual, there’s plenty of sequels and remakes, but there’s a decent number of original properties on this year’s list.  Previous lists are here: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, ... Read More »

10 years of NaNoWriMo

10 years of NaNoWriMo
December 2, 2013 Comments Off on 10 years of NaNoWriMo

So this was my 10th year of doing NaNoWriMo, and my 5th win.  Also, my 3rd year of being Municipal Liaison for Saskatchewan outside of the cities. This year, we added a second ML to the south of the province, ... Read More »

Morsels

Morsels
July 7, 2013 Comments Off on Morsels

I’ve been neglecting my blogging duties for other pursuits, but I thought I’d toss up some mini-reviews of movies I’ve seen this spring and books I’ve read for your edification and pleasure. Or something. Movies The Last Stand A rousing ... Read More »

Book Review: REAMDE by Neil Stephenson

March 4, 2013 Comments Off on Book Review: REAMDE by Neil Stephenson

Neal Stephenson’s latest tome is his most accessible story yet. Featuring real-world places and technologies, this one doesn’t require particular leaps of imagination in order to picture it coming true.  For all that, it is over 1000 pages, so a ... Read More »

Must watch 2013

Must watch 2013
January 6, 2013 Comments Off on Must watch 2013

It’s about the time for my annual list of movies to come out, and this looks to be a banner year for amazing blockbusters, with three Marvel movies (one made by Fox), a whole mass of other comic-book properties, sequels ... Read More »

Gutless TV

Gutless TV
September 27, 2012 2 Comments »

So I’m watching the fall TV kickoff and I start noticing a trend.  All of the TV shows reset to status quo from whatever cliffhanger they ended on the previous season. Usually inside of one hour.  This seems to me ... Read More »

Spider-Man Begins Again

Spider-Man Begins Again
July 4, 2012 Comments Off on Spider-Man Begins Again

I went and saw the new Spider-Man movie on the opening show yesterday.  There were maybe a dozen other people in the theatre. To be fair, I don’t know if this was from lack of excitement with the movie or ... Read More »