Monthly Archives - November 2021

Disney Deathwatch-The Christmas Edition

I had ignored some of the things that were going on at Disney World because there is so much bad to cover, I really can't keep track of it all anymore. Bob Cheapek is destroying such vast tracks of Disney heritage and doing it so casually, you'd think he wouldn't be surprised when the pixie-dusters get after him. Yet, he honestly seems to be shocked when he gets booed at public events. Or else he's just a wuss about it. I'm beginning...

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Book Discussion: Starborn and Godsons

I wanted to like this book.  I really did. Collaborations in fiction writing are an unnatural act.  I tried that lifestyle myself once and it ended in shame, anger, recriminations, and writer’s block.  Never again.  However, there are authors more successful at it than I am.   Usually, a collaboration involves a well-known, successful writer digging an old outline out of the back of his filing cabinet (hard drive) and throwing it at a young hopeful scribbler.  “I couldn’t make that thing work. You do something with...

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Was I Too Hard on the Last Jedi?

I have come to  what is for me an absolutely shocking conclusion.  There are people who like The Last Jedi that aren’t being paid by Disney to say they do. Most of these, unsurprisingly, weren’t Star Wars fans.  I know it seems odd but you have to remember, while there are Millennial fans of the franchise, it’s not as universal to them as Harry Potter is.  And I had also underestimated the rabid fascination of the Reylo fanbase. Although I sure...

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Streaming Popculture Holocaust

I was expecting Black Friday to come after Thanksgiving.    The only show that I wanted to see last weekend was Ghostbusters Afterlife.  But between a suddenly dead freezer and ¼ of steer that just finished getting processed, which absolutely had to be picked up because firearm season had started and the slaughterhouse needed the space for Deer, my weekend was sunk. I did get however get to watch a little TV, and wished that I had read in a book instead. Three new...

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In Case You Are Wondering, What Happened to Science?

"I have great hopes that we shall learn in due time how to emotionalise and mythologise their science to such an extent that what is, in effect, a belief in us (though not under that name) will creep in while the human mind remains closed to belief in the Enemy. The ‘Life Force’, the worship of sex, and some aspects of Psychoanalysis, may here prove useful. If once we can produce our perfect work—the Materialist Magician, the man, not...

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Why Kathleen Kennedy’s Contract Was Renewed

Under normal circumstances, the one-two punch of The Last Jedi and Solo would have sunk any executive's career. When John Carter failed at the box office, Iger fired the president of Disney Films. The guy who is above Kevin Feige and Kathleen Kennedy. However, the years of their releases changed things. Last Jedi came out in 2017, Solo in 2018. The films' performances were irrelevant. They both became inextricably tied to the #Resistance against the...

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It Looks Like I Was Right

Inside the Magic is reporting that Kathleen Kennedy's contract has been quietly extended. Inside the Magic (more commonly called Inside the Tragic) isn't just a shill site for Disney. They are an ironclad (4 feet thick) Disney shill site. There is no way in hell that Inside the Tragic would go with a story like this without the express permission of Disney. They just wouldn't do it. Their entire livelihood depends on their good relationship with...

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I Have Lost Something

This is more of a discussion than a review or recommendation. Consequently, I will make no effort whatsoever to avoid spoilers. You. Have. Been.  Warned. ************************SPOILERS***************** Busy weekend for Dwayne Johnson. He had Jungle Cruise drop to standard subscriber tier on Disney Plus and Red Notice launch on Netflix. First up, Jungle Cruise. Whether or not you’ve already seen this movie, you’ve already seen this movie.  It’s Brenden Frasier’s version of the Mummy from twenty years ago.  For that matter, it’s also Romancing the Stone from forty years ago (ouch). Woman...

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