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The Summer of '84: Sheena (Article) - 8/19/2014 6:08:58 AM

 This movie proves that Tanya Roberts was typecasted into her role in that 70s Show.

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Player's Handbook Review (Article) - 8/15/2014 2:33:51 PM

 I can understand complaints about 3.x being rules heavy.  There are strong arguments for a narrative system like 1e.  It is not better than 3.x, just different.

But there are no arguments for 2e.  2e is a rules-heavy system with poor game balance made by the mathematically illiterate.  Every time a game designer makes a new 2e kit, God kills a kitten.

The Summer of '84: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Article) - 8/11/2014 11:17:29 AM

 Laugh while you can, Monkey Boy.

The Strain: The Box Review (Article) - 7/21/2014 8:17:27 AM

Perhaps the buildup would be more enjoyable if we'd all been kept in the dark about the impending large event. It's almost as though the previews gave us too much of a spoiler.

Exactly.  This is how it is done in the book.  Which is why it works there and not here.  They felt that they had to introduce all the major players in the pilot.

The Strain: The Box Review (Article) - 7/21/2014 8:12:53 AM

I am about to give up on this show.

The book, for all its overwriting (a drinking game based on descriptive metaphores will put you under the table by page 5), had a slow and powerful build-up.  When you finally reached the confrontation with the Master, the tension was incredible.

The show decided to completely throw all of this away. The pilot included scenes from half-way into the first book.  For example, the cabinet theft happens during the eclipse.  Characters were introduced too fast (why is the TV Setrakian an idiot who makes a spectacle during a press conference?).  Surprise betrayals are already revealed (Phelps and Stoneheart).

There is nothing left for this show.  The build-up and investigation is trashed.  All you have left is vampire hunting.  And most of that is during 2nd season.  If the show lasts that long.

The Summer of '84: Conan the Destroyer (Article) - 6/30/2014 2:43:16 PM

While this is supposed to be the more family-friendly Conan, the sexualization of a very underage Olivia D'abo (she was something like 14 at the time) is more objectionable than anything that happened in the first film.

The Summer of '84: Top Secret! (Article) - 6/25/2014 8:16:25 AM

I will always remember this movie for the guy who died because of the European voltage difference.

Mania Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Article) - 5/2/2014 9:41:26 AM

 I am going to see this for the simple reason that it is still possible to get this movie on 35MM, not digital, so my struggling drive-in is showing it.  If it wasn't worried about my drive-in staying in business, I would skip this.

Shock-O-Rama: The Drive-In Bucket List (Article) - 4/17/2014 3:50:22 PM

 I still do not know if my favorite drive in is going to open this year. December was the point of no return for digital conversion. There is another drive in around here (same distance, but opposite direction from me) which did make the conversion, but I do not like their atmosphere as much.

Shock-O-Rama: The Drive-In Bucket List (Article) - 4/17/2014 5:37:59 AM

 I still do not know if my favorite drive in is going to open this year. December was the point of no return for digital conversion. There is another drive in around here (same distance, but opposite direction from me) which did make the conversion, but I do not like their atmosphere as much.

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