Because it’s Valentine’s Day, you might consider binge watching You, one of the most bizarre shows Netflix has to offer. Well, it’s romantic. Kinda…
To be honest, I thought You was mostly about some psycho-dude stalking a girl, learning everything about her, just to get her to fall in love with him. Well, it is about that, but it’s much, much stranger. Strange things happen from the very first episode, and it’s all unpredictable. Continue reading [TV Show Review] You: Is This The Weirdest Show Ever?
You’ve got to admit it: sometimes you do want your brain messed with and watch some bizarre and inexplicable movie. Lucky you, there are countless such movies: surreal to the point of insanity. From iconic directors like David Lynch and Harmony Korine to underground indie filmmakers, it seems as if, at one point or another, almost everyone has put the work into creating something frightening and strange.
Some of these are pretty thought provoking in their weirdness, and others are straight up gory and gross, thus eating popcorn becomes optional.
Brace yourselves for the ten weirdest movies of all time.
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This is arguably the best time to put together such a list: the technology is there, allowing for special effects to help us suspend disbelief, the actors who have been cast to play the parts are as brilliant as they come, and studios are investing more and more money into big budget adaptations of comic books.
I have no doubt that we’ll see more and more superhero movies, some of them quite brilliant and easy to recommend.
That being said, here are the ten best superhero movies of all time.
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I know that some of you will say that I am late to the party, especially after The Disaster Artist, but I just want to write about the movie that made me laugh until I felt my ribs break.
Tommy Wiseau, the man behind this movie, stars as the main character in what was supposed to be a drama. Sort-of. I suppose one can guess what happens when one guy tries to produce, write, direct, and star in a movie. Oh, and this guy never had any sort of prior work experience in the cinematic world.
So, yeah, as a drama, this is the worst drama ever.
If judged by what it tried to be, The Room is most certainly the worst movie ever made. Without a doubt.
Just the number of glaring mistakes is…
But if you want to laugh, and Adam Sandler stopped being funny some ten years ago, then The Room is well worth the time.
And one thing you can be sure of: you never imagined that such a movie could ever be released, let alone produce. It’s hilarious in a way that you never even thought possible.
Chuck Palahniuk is one of my favorite writers. His style is unmistakable, his characters are brilliant, and at times, his writing is flawless.
And Fight Club is one of his best works so far. His debut novel, rejected countless times because it was too gory, like all of Palahniuk’s other novels, is a satire of the modern world. Continue reading Book Review: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
The Garden of Eden, unfinished as it is, is one of my favorite novels, and undoubtedly stands proof of Hemingway’s most enduring of traits; he was not only capable of, but also willing to reinvent his writing, always aspiring for a different style.
Much like The Old Man and The Sea, this novel is different from his earlier works. And it shows a different layer, more human, to one of the great “macho” writers in history.
Taking place on the Côte d’Azur in the 1920s, the story is as follows: a young American writer, David Bourne, and his wife, Catherine, are happy and in love, and to some extent, the opening chapters are a clear reflection of the title itself. Continue reading Book Review: The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway’s most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal — a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream.
Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this hugely successful novella confirmed his power and presence in the literary world and played a large part in his winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature.
If this would have been Hemingway’s only published book, it would would still have been enough to earn him the Nobel prize.
“It’s silly not to hope. It’s a sin he thought.”
Hope. That double-edged sword, the source of our power, the reason behind so many of our sorrows. Hope. It is truly silly not to hope, not to dream of Heaven even when walking through Hell. Continue reading Book Review: The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway