Archive for December, 2016

2016 in a Nutshell

Posted: December 26, 2016 in Life, News, Uncategorized

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Merry Christmas

Posted: December 24, 2016 in Family, Holidays
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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of my friends and family out there.

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It has come every year for decades now. It’s almost like a seasonal plague. Sometimes there are only a few cases here and there while other times we suffer a massive, terrifying outbreak. I speak of course of the annual tradition with many television writers where they feel that they too must do their show’s take on either A Christmas Carol or It’s a Wonderful Life.

Sometimes the attempts have been just plain bad. Well, most of the times the attempts have been just plain bad. A good chunk of the time we get something that’s watchable- perhaps it’s even good –but totally forgettable. It’s like the writing teams just decided to do the most basic paint by number version of the story their riffing on and then knocked off early that week.

But, ever so often, you get an attempt at doing one of these Christmas classics where the writer or writing team decides that they want to play with the concept. They decide to turn the concept on its ear, twist it inside out, shake it up a bit, and create something that actually has the ability to stand on its own and feel like more than just a lazily done, cheap knockoff of the original. I present to you a few of those attempts that are worth seeking out for your holiday viewing pleasure.

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A Bad Movie PSA

Posted: December 8, 2016 in Entertainment, Movies, Needless Things
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Usually I try to promote the things I love. Occasionally I grumble. Here I give you all a warning that may in fact save you from unimaginable pain and suffering. Well, except for those of you who are, like me, the type of sick freak who will read something like this and then seek the movie out to see if it is indeed every bit as bad as described. This movie- and calling it a “movie” is really being overly generous -may in fact be part of the triple feature they make you watch in hell every night.
 
I give you Abelar: Tales of an Ancient Empire (AKA The Sword and the Sorcerer 2) for your possible viewing masochism.