So Bad They’re Good: The 10 Worst Movies Ever Made

Art is all about making people feel. And when it comes to emotions, there’s no recipe, or guide, and the truth is that some movies just fail to make us feel as if watching them was worth our time.

The following ten movies are not just bad, they are so get-out-of-here bad that they are good. In a way. Continue reading So Bad They’re Good: The 10 Worst Movies Ever Made

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Book Review: The Hive by Camilo Jose Cela

Camilo Jose Cela once said, “I’m translated – what can I do about it- in every language, and I have never received an award.” Of course, he was being his usual self, witty and a bit arrogant, because he did receive awards. Virtually every single award he was entitled to: The Nobel Prize, Cervantes, Premio de Principe Asturias, and many more.

A controversial figure, especially during his later years, Cela has never been afraid to experiment with his stories. The Hive, arguably his masterpiece, introduces the reader to Spain during Franco’s regime, to a world rendered with uncanny precision. There are no heroes, no villains, nothing extraordinary happening. It’s just life, and the realism, the mundane is shockingly powerful in this novel. Continue reading Book Review: The Hive by Camilo Jose Cela

Book Review: Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut

From Amazon.com:

In this series of perfectly rendered vignettes, written just as he was starting to find his comic voice, Kurt Vonnegut paints a warm, wise, and funny portrait of life in post–World War II America—a world where squabbling couples, high school geniuses, misfit office workers, and small-town lotharios struggle to adapt to changing technology, moral ambiguity, and unprecedented affluence. 

Kurt Vonnegut was one of the best writers of the last hundred years. Probably better than most of the literary establishment ever gave him credit.

Why? Continue reading Book Review: Look at the Birdie by Kurt Vonnegut

Movie Review: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Perry: Talking money…
Harry: A talking monkey?
Perry: Talking monkey, yeah, yeah. Came here from the future, ugly sucker, only says “ficus.”

Even though he had his fair share of problems, including a nasty drug addiction, Robert Downey, Jr. – a very controversial actor – succeeded to overcome it all and make a great comeback by playing in low budget movies such as A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints or Good Night, and Good Luck. Movies in which his performance was top notch. Continue reading Movie Review: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Movie Review: The Fall

“You might want to see [it] for no other reason than because it exists. There will never be another like it.” – Roger Ebert about The Fall

Even though this movie only earned $3.7 million at the box office, which means not a lot of people watched it, or even heard of it, and even though it received mixed reviews from critics, The Fall is one of my favorite movies ever. Ever, ever, ever.

It’s storytelling done in such a strange way, it’s simply beautiful on so many levels, and there are parts of it so good that beautiful feels a lazy word if used to describe them.  Continue reading Movie Review: The Fall

[TV Show Review] You: Is This The Weirdest Show Ever?

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?