This is actually Ryan, despite the title of this post. Last night I saw the 2011 movie Paul. But if the title of the post gets Paul out of seclusion to comment on the blog or write, even better. If you've not seen Paul, it's basically about two nerds that go on a post-Comicon tour of UFO sites in the southwest US, only to actually find an alien. The alien is named Paul, and he's just escaped from a government facility and is trying to meet up with his own kind. He's evidently from a raunchy galaxy Read more [...]

The Z Word

If I were ever in a zombie apocalypse (or "infected" apocalypse or whatever) and I saw a zombie walking towards me, I wouldn't think, "Oh dear, how will ever dispatch of this zombie? It must be indestructible!" No way! I'd just say, "Oh shit! It's just like in every zombie book and movie ever made! Hey everyone, just destroy its head or brain and let's go home!" Read more [...]

Star Trek (But Not The New One)

Ryan here. We watched 2009's Star Trek last night. I'd not seen it before, but it was on Netflix. I was afraid they might take it off come June, so I thought we should check it out. I'm definitely a Star Wars partisan, but I enjoy the Trek world, too. It's just much bigger and I have to admit that I've only seen the original movies, and that was when I was still in high school. And I'm fine with that--it just seems like if I really wanted to try to get into Star Trek, it would take me the rest Read more [...]

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Ryan here again. I watched this after Paul recommended it in a comment on a recent post. He was right: the movie's great. Very interesting to see how the ratings system is basically a scam, and it makes me lose even a bit more faith in Hollywood. It's entertaining an educational, and for that I'll give it a 15/17. I'll also include a few "alternative" rating systems that I came across when looking for an image for this post: Read more [...]