July 2013

World War Z: The First Weapon

(Photo from Ryan Seacrest’s homepage) World War Z is one of the smartest blockbusters in years. It’s not a popular opinion, lost as it is inside the miles of column inches devoted to the movie’s cost overrun and reshoots, but it’s the truth. Despite the gleeful feeding frenzy of the press, World War Z isn’t

World War Z: The First Weapon

Sunday Moment of Zen: The Savage Ambiance of Doctor Dinosaur!

Atomic Robo is one of my favorite comics. It’s a glorious series, about the world’s first artificially intelligent robot, Robo (And yes he’s atomic). The ‘son’ of Nikola Tesla, Robo has been around for decades, faced eldritch horrors, fought in World War II and runs Tesladyne Industries, home of the Action Scientists (Recruiting now, via

Sunday Moment of Zen: The Savage Ambiance of Doctor Dinosaur!

Podcast Saturday Announcement-The Great Game by James Vachowski and Cast of Wonders

So, Open Mike Mondays is going well. I currently have another piece scheduled this Monday and three more potential slots so if you have an idea for a guest post, get in touch at alasdairstuart@gmail.com. Speak now or forever hold your pieces. In the meantime, this is the first Podcast Saturday Announcement (PSA, yes). When

Podcast Saturday Announcement-The Great Game by James Vachowski and Cast of Wonders

Sunday Moment of Zen: The Clair de Lune sequence from Ocean’s Eleven

I’m very fond of the Ocean’s Eleven remake. It’s a movie crammed with excellent performances and, for something which isn’t technically a comedy, has jokes woven into every element of it. Danny and Rusty’s shorthand conversations are a particular favourite, as is the moment where ‘A Little Less Conversation’ by Elvis is used to tip

Sunday Moment of Zen: The Clair de Lune sequence from Ocean’s Eleven

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