Hi everyone and welcome to Risotto City! Population…US! And Risotto. Obviously. Otherwise why would it be called Risotto City? And by extending that logic you’d have to conclude that not everyone in Giggleswick laughs all the time and Blubberhouses is not a time lost and landlocked 19th Century whaling village. SHUT UP. LET […]
Liam Neeson has become visual shorthand. You cast Neeson in a movie and you’re hanging out a very specific shingle. This is a film about a good, troubled man who has problems with technology and who will calmly and methodically beat to death anyone who stands between him and his family. Or his prey.
WWE DVD releases are always interesting to review. Their production crew is one of the best on the planet and each one of these discs manages to present an intimate, often entertaining snapshot of a career. The fact those snapshots are often carefully constructed versions of history makes them interesting for very different reasons. Stalinist
Welcome back to Criminal Thoughts. Every week I and my friend Vic Linde will ask each other a single question about that week’s episode of Criminal Minds. Sometimes it’ll be arc plot, sometimes character-based and sometimes it will be ‘Just how magnificent is Penelope Garcia?’ The answer to that one is always, without exception, ‘Completely.’
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhGuXCuDb1U] Tim Minchin is a stand up comedian, a musician, a writer, a poet and a skeptic. His work on the musical version of Matilda is genuinely brilliant and the fact he’s currently writing a Groundhog Day musical has me positively giddy. He’s an immensely talented, versatile figure. But he’s also one that
There’s a critical trajectory that every first season of superhero-based TV shows seems to follow. Good premises and interesting casts that are forced to run in place for a half season until the show figures out what it wants to be or, in the case of Agents of SHIELD, the movie the show’s entire arc
It was my birthday last weekend. I’m 38 and we celebrated it by going to see a fantastic show (Ghost Stories), eating a fantastic burger, buying lots of fantastic shoes and Lego and going to an exhibition of fantastic NASA photos. It was great. Especially the photos. They were at the Breese Little Gallery in
Action movies are all about execution. Not just the elaborate ways they murder their characters but the confidence, and speed, with which they run through their laundry lists of touchstones. If they execute well, then the entire movie soars. If they execute badly then it’s an exercise in tickboxing rather than kickboxing. Kite, adapted from