Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reflections in Film: Fast 5

Fast and the Furious: Fast 5 History: I’ve been a fan of the Fast and Furious movies ever since the first one premiered ten years ago. The Fast and the Furious was a gritty street racing film about an undercover … Continue reading

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SWD: Get the Chancellor

I should mention, before I really get going here, that the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, written by Matthew Stover, is a valiant attempt to reconstruct Revenge of the Sith in such a way that things sort of make … Continue reading

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SWD: Soap Wars or Who’s Your Baddy?

I am jumping into it with both feet, by which I mean that Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith does have its moments. Like Leia says, “Not many of them, but you do have them.” But, sadly, I also mean … Continue reading

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gritty city aristocracy

it is the New York swing of gritty city streets: the classically original taste. it is the silver spoon blue blood aristocracy of the old world order: the soft rich money. the penniless king on broadway; the earl of the … Continue reading

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the Comebacker

the batter snapped his bat and up the middle cracked a hit. the ball screamed towards the pitcher, who, still reeling from his writhing, spun, and weaved, and ducked and in the end, kissed the dust. the second baseman stabbed … Continue reading

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mouse grass*

I woke up this morning, stumbled into the mirror, noticed that while I slept someone had stole my beard. the fiend clipped off my mustache, weed-wacked my goatee, left me with an empty face and a soul patch. how nice: … Continue reading

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Star Wars Deconstructed: Revenge of the Sith

After a two month hiatus, during which I pondered the meaning of life and the worth of continuing this blog series, Star Wars: Deconstructed is back! After I finished deconstructing the Phantom Menace, I was actually excited and energized to … Continue reading

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