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SIX OF THE BEST… movies you may not have seen, but probably should

Work has not gotten any better for me -- if you've read some of my recent columns, you know about my troubles. Fortunately, I have a network of folks who can help make sure the [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… types of columns I wrote in 2017

The more you practice, the better you tend to get. Sports, art, whatever. I've been writing this column for almost four full years, and I feel like my work has, on the whole, improved. Maybe [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about three-day weekends

You might be aware that, in the US, last weekend was 50 percent longer than usual. And while it's nice to get the extra day off (or, if you have to work, the time-and-a-half you [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… “great” movies that I just didn’t get

With the Oscars being awarded this coming weekend, I thought I would talk a little about "great" movies. I try to make a point of watching movies that are generally considered great, in hopes that [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

AXEL KARETNA’S TOP 10 FILMS OF 2015: brace yourself.

Well, ‘tis that time of year again. The beginning of it, that is. And I am very pleased to say that there were a LOT of fantastic films last year. This list was pretty hard, but [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… movies I own but haven’t watched

As I sat here this week trying to figure out what to write, my eye naturally fell upon my DVD rack. It's quite a collection: TV serieses, anime, films, and probably a documentary or two [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

Mad Max: Fury Road… MORE, PLEASE.

I want to write elegantly about Mad Max: Fury Road. I WANT to. But instead I just keep thinking about it and flailing around like a war boy headed for Valhalla - less the shiny, [...]

You, Frankenstein, Go Home: I, Frankenstein (2014)

When the Head Honey proclaimed that she was unable to watch all of I, Frankenstein due to boredom, I thought, “It can’t be that bad.” Then when she told me that NONE of the Honeys [...]

By |February 26th, 2015|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things about American Girls

Yes. That's right. I'm doing a column about dolls. Parents and relatives of girl-children I'm sure let out a massive groan when they hear the latest exploit of the American Girl doll company. They complain [...]

By |January 21st, 2015|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

1984: No Big Brother, just Big Movies

There's been much said about Ghostbusters turning 30 this year, and rightly so. It's a modern classic and one that's permeated popular culture. It was the little film that could, with groundbreaking special effects, wonderful [...]

By |July 29th, 2014|Nerdery Publications|0 Comments