Autism on Film: Why I Enjoy Violent Characters

Being on the autism spectrum has become something I try to only mention when it's important. With all the anti-vaxxers and people looking for a new insult now that "retarded" has gone out of fashion (as it should), it can be a troubling thing to be in public. This is especially true in the time since the Sandy Hook… » 3/23/14 3:59pm 3/23/14 3:59pm

What Movies Were (Unwittingly) The Last Of Their Kind?

Over at the excellent movie website The Dissolve, Nathan Rabin has a terrific writeup on Eraser, the 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick that did pretty well financially but nobody much remembers today. (The piece is part of Rabin's "ForgotBusters" series, chronicling blockbuster hits of the past few decades that failed to… » 3/10/14 11:42pm 3/10/14 11:42pm

Netflix Hidden Horror Gems: The Pact

Back in October of last year, I posted a compilation of horror movies that stood out as being better than expected in the vast sea of crap available on Netflix streaming. Last November, I followed up with a recommendation for another surprisingly watchable movie I also saw on Netflix: Resolution. » 3/08/14 11:40pm 3/08/14 11:40pm

A guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Whenever a film adaptation comes out, the same klaxons blare: the movie ruined the book! That's a load of fetid dingo's kidneys. Case in point, Douglas Adams wrote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for just about every available media - radio, books, stage, TV, video games and film. » 3/08/14 12:03am 3/08/14 12:03am