Ranking the X-Men Film Franchise

With all of the hub-bub “bub” about X-Men:Days of Future Past being the best X-Men film, and all of the excitement over the series going forward, I wanted to add my thoughts on a quick ranking of the film franchise. Keep in mind, these opinions are mine alone and feel free to provide your own…

X-Men Days of Future Past Review

So after six films, five different directors, and almost no over arching continuity, Bryan Singer returned to the franchise he spawned claiming to be able to set the record straight by adapting a historic comic book. He would make the X-Men movie to end all X-Men movies, merging all the films into a tolerable form…

Podcast Playlist: A History of Bad Ideas

If you’re anything like me, then you spend a fair amount of time perusing for a podcast to keep you entertained as you stare at spreadsheets and crunch numbers. I have a few tried and true podcasts that I listen to every week, but lately I have been working on expanding my podcast playlist. That…

A Movie Title, A New Batman, And A 75 Year Legacy

“And he never stops sucking back the sauce and jabbering about the old days. The Glory Days. The ‘Golden Age’ he calls it. The age of heroes. And if you’ve got half a brain, you’ll listen. They talk about amazing adventures, sounding like a bunch of retired car mechanics the whole time. They talk about…

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler My rating: 4 of 5 stars I want to start by saying that I really enjoyed this story. The writing style was clean and had a good flow to it, and the plot was interesting and engaging. Okay now I’ll back up again… This book…

Woodley isn’t a feminist; I’m divergent

Shailene Woodley recently announced to Time Magazine that she does not consider herself to be a feminist for a mirade of reasons.  When asked by the interviewer, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” Woodley answered: “No because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from…