Monthly Archives - July 2021

Tomorrow War – First Impressions

It will surprise none of you to learn that the 55% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes is utter bullshit.   It’s better than a ton of films that have gotten a “fresh” rating.  If given a choice between Black Panther or Captain Marvel and The Tomorrow War, I’d take the latter any day of the week.   The action surpasses either of the former films, and there is an actual character arc for the main protagonist, unlike Captain Marvel where she just became even...

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The Dark Herald Does Not Recommend Artemis Fowl

REPOST: My wrist is in a sling at the moment. Consequently, you get to revel in the glory of one of my older reviews. From the company that brought you modern masterpieces like A Wrinkle in Time and the Rise of Skywalker comes Artemis Fowl.   I should start by saying, I have not read the Artemis Fowl books.  Neither have my kids. Maybe this film is an accurate representation of the stories.  Maybe it gets the feelz, right.  But if that’s the case then...

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Monday Catchup 7/5/2021

There hasn’t been much in the way of big stories but there have been some little ones I haven’t covered yet. Black Widow is Tracking Badly From my friends at Bounding Into Comics:  “Box Office Pro predicts that Black Widow will have an opening weekend between $65 and $90 million. However, they specifically home in and predict the movie will make $77 million in its opening weekend. As for its domestic total they believe it will make between $155 and $225 million. These numbers...

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Was Raiders of the Lost Ark a Rabbinical Parable?

Stories are the prism through which we view the world. Whether we agree with them is completely and absolutely immaterial.  What matters is that we were exposed to them.  They affect how we view the cosmos, no matter if we like how those stories do that, or not. From my article on Eastern Story Structure. https://arkhavencomics.com/2020/10/17/eastern-story-structure/ “Hakawati, is the Arabic tradition of storytelling wherein each story must have… and teach a moral lesson.  I suspect this tradition is more Middle Eastern than specifically Arabian because the story...

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RE:View Raiders of the Lost Ark

You've been waiting for this one. In 1899, Henry Walton “Indiana” Jones Junior came into a world where there were still big spots on a world map marked Unknown. He was as drawn to those places as instinctively as a Salmon is to the stream where it was spawned. Indiana Jones was born to be a man with one foot in two worlds.  On the one hand, he was a serious academic from a line of career college men.  This was back when...

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