Jonathan Nolan, Total Depravity, and the #MeToo Movement

Jonathan Nolan understands Total Depravity.

In a recent interview writer/director Jonathan Nolan laid down, in his own words, the basic tenants of the doctrine.

“There’s a flaw in our code and it follows us around,” he told the reporter. “Wherever we go, there we are. And we just can’t get out of our own (—-) way. All the beauty and incredible things we brought, and we just consistently find a way to (—-) it up.”


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Finding Middle Ground in a Divided America

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Today we celebrate the Founding of Our Nation (The United States of America for foreign readers). Continue reading

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How (Not) to Think About Tomb Raider: Critics and Video Game Movies


All video game movies are bad.

The Tomb Raider reboot is a video game movie.

Therefore, the Tomb Raider reboot is bad.

Logical, right?

Wrong. You know it; I know it. Arguments based on a flawed premise don’t stand up well to scrutiny. 

Yet, this thinking ruled the day when it came to reviewers covering the recent Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander. Continue reading

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The Greatest Generation

Notes Concerning This Playlist:

Here compiled for, your pleasure, is a list of films which are World War II related or adjacent presented in (mostly) chronological order. Some films span many years but principle events take place in one year that necessitates that film’s placement within that primary year. This is, by no means, a comprehensive list but it does serve as a good start for your World War II viewing pleasure. I will included a ranking 1-5 with 1 being “totally skippable” and 5 being “Must See”. Each of these are good movies and so even a two or one is not low in this list. The rankings are merely to assist in helping you decide which films to stretch your budget for.

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First Impressions: Monster Hunter World Beta

These days I rarely find myself looking forward to a high profile game especially with all of the recent controversies and bad PR that’s come out. To be fair, I’ve learned that I’m more into retro games and prefer to collect the classics. These games remind me of a time when gameplay was the focus and you didn’t need shiny graphics to have a good time. My point in all of this is that Monster Hunter World is a game that I not only am looking forward to but it’s a higher profile game that has me outright excited.
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