What a book this is! You might argue its literary merits as opposed to some of the other nominees this year, but as far as blood, sweat, tears and horror go, The Narrow Road to the Deep North has it all. It’s a novel that stays with you, and for that alone, it deserved to win.
Whatever you thought of the live Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood, it was still commendable for a number of reasons, including exposing country fans to musical theatre, and showing people who’d only seen the movie the numbers and scenes that were cut from it. Not that Julie Andrews wasn’t adorable, but in the movie, the Captain dumps Baroness Schraeder … Read More
In honor of the rapidly approaching All Hallow’s Eve, we find it high time to pay a return to Pearl’s Psychic Services for Opossums and Friends alike.
Synthetica reminds me that I should really listen to Metric more often. Though I own this LP and a burned CD of 2003’s Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?, I somehow forget how much I enjoy them.
One night, while watching Creepshow 2, I turned to my significant other and said, “I bet I could write a Master’s thesis on the environmental themes in this movie.” For those of you who haven’t seen it, the central installment, called “The Raft,” features a carnivorous oil slick that terrorizes – who else? – a group of carefree, stranded college … Read More
Another week and more awesome anime. Argevollen takes a turn for the very dramatic. G no Reconguista somewhat advances the plot. Shingeki no Bahamut has a cheery demon. Fate/Stay Night has another long episode that felt too short. So did Psycho-Pass.
Invisible corner: That area in your home that has had accumulated random shit in it for so long that it’s become part of the landscape. Often found in corners, at the end of counters, or, really, anywhere. It’s been there long enough that your eye doesn’t even register it when you look around. So what do you do when your invisible … Read More