Marvel’s been putting out movies and TV shows in its connected universe for almost a decade now, to generally high acclaim. They’ve had a few misses here and there, but their worst movies are still better than half of DC’s offerings, so let’s not get too worked up about it. For the purposes of this… Continue reading Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked
Part 1 here In the time between the first and second films in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, I served a two-year church mission in Spain, came home, changed jobs a few times (in a period I like to call “career A.D.D.”), and crashed at least two different relationships, maybe three. I don’t remember all that… Continue reading Graham Re-Watches Pirates, part 2: Dead Man’s Chest
After a trip to California this last weekend, I snuck out to see the latest Pirates flick, hoping it would be better than the last one (which was the worst of the franchise.) It was okay as a flick, but I didn’t walk out loving it. I don’t know if it’s my age or frame… Continue reading What “Pirates” needs if they’re reeeeeeeally determined to keep milking this cow.
I have Aprilynne to thank for introducing me to Poldark, the PBS/BBC program based on the Winston Graham novels of the same name. At first I was skeptical, figuring it was just eye candy for the ladies. (Again, that’s on Aprilynne. This was the first thing I remember her sharing: So yeah.) But then a bunch of… Continue reading Poldark: In Print and On Screen
All the way back in 2012, I heard of a movie in development with the working title of Spectral. The premise–a militarized anti-ghost squad battles a sudden swarm of ectoplasmic visitors–sounded an awful lot like my then-work-in-progress, Specter Cell. I even emailed my then-agent in a fit, screaming that once again the frigging Idea Gnomes had broken into… Continue reading “Spectral” on Netflix is an amazing three-star effort.