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Saturday, October 01, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Ambulance (Delta In-flight)

Feels like someone fed a lot of action movie tropes into a video version of DALL-E and this was spewed out.

Friday, September 30, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Venom Let There Be Carnage (Delta In Flight)

After two years without an international flight - and with multiple streaming services at home - I've seen just about everything Delta offers.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Morbius (Netflix)

Streaming service quality is measured in Matt Smith roles. PBS (The Crown, Doctor Who) > HBO (GoT) > Netflix (this trash).

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Thor Love and Thunder (Disney+)

With an OP superhero like Thor, a little silliness is needed to humanize the protagonist. A little. Not this much, though.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Elvis (HBO Max)

As a long time Baz Luhrmann fan, I had high expectations. They were exceeded. Lovely and wondrous and sad and heartbreaking.

Monday, September 26, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Uncharted (Netflix)

Started watching after my second shingles shot, so napped and woke up to helicopters with pirate ships ... or something similarly ludicrous.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Bill and Ted Face the Music (Amazon)

A lot like the original. I think. I really don't remember a whole lot but I think it was like this.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Prey (Hulu)

Nothing matches the original, but for a version that comes free with your cell phone bill, this was very, very good.

Friday, August 19, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Day Shift (Netflix)

The Golden Age of television is officially over. We are now officially in the too much content, too little quality age.

Friday, August 05, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Flipped by Greg Bluestein

The best part of the launch event was watching all of the people in the audience flip to the index first.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The 21-Word Review: NOPE

Is it like anything else out there? Does it feel like other Jordan Peele movies? Is it to be missed? Nope.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Without Remorse (Amazon)

In my youth I read almost all of Tom Clancy's novels. I don't believe I ever read one with this plot.

Friday, July 29, 2022

The 21-Word Review: The Gray Man (Netflix)

A more brutal and chaotic 007, not coincidentally named 6. Ignore the snarky review and just enjoy the fabulous multinational mayhem.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Sing 2 (Netflix)

Because sometimes you really just need to hear a classic U2 song sung by a porcupine Scarlett and a lion Bono.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

The 21-Word Review: The Bob's Burgers Movie (HBO Max)

I like the show, but couldn't imagine putting up with it for two hours. It's worth it for the music alone.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Raya and the Last Dragon (Disney+)

It started very dark and interesting and then the dragon became Awkwafina and I remembered that this is a kid's movie.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Telecomm Nostalgia, 2022 Market Share Edition

I ran across this post from 2010 and realized that I haven't updated the diagram in over 10 years. Things can change a lot in 10 years. Even more in the 22 years since the original diagram was printed in Lightwave Magazine.

(Current market share numbers courtesy of Cignal AI.)



Saturday, July 16, 2022

The 21-Word Review: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Amazon)

It should be obvious by now that no one can play Nicholas Cage correctly except Nicholas Cage. And maybe Andy Samberg.

Friday, July 15, 2022

The 21-Word Review: The Last Duel (Amazon)

My wife refused to watch this one because she thought it would be too violent for her. She was correct.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Saint Maud (Amazon)

I was promised a horror movie, not a sad and disturbing character study. Always read the reviews. Real ones, not mine.

Monday, June 27, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney+)

In an alternate universe I won my first Tony by 30, my first Oscar by 40, and retired to Marvel movies.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (HBO Max)

Really makes you long for the wonder and joy you experienced when watching - or reading - the originals for the first time.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Top Gun: Maverick

The music starts during the opening credits and it's 1986 and you are a high school senior again with great hair.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

The 21-Word Review: RRR (Netflix)

Come for the bromance, stay for the CGI tigers, over the top action sequences, wild dance scenes, and oddly literal lyrics.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

The 21-Word Review: Old (HBO Max)

Shyamalan keeps swinging for the fences and even if some don't quite make it out of the park, that's still admirable.