Monday, March 27, 2023

Thrash it Out Podcast | Vol 6--Track 10: Venom

The latest episode of Thrash It Out is here, and Antony and I discuss a foundational album that had a huge influence on metal--Venom's 1981 debut, Welcome to Hell. Come get a history lesson!

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Sunday, March 26, 2023

TL;DR | M3GAN is Fun and Deserves a Director's Cut

I finally saw M3GAN this weekend, and the movie was a ton of fun. The vibe was more Deadly Friend than Child’s Play, and it works great. I’ll be following everything screenwriter Akela Cooper does at this point—the balance of humor and horror she strikes in both Malignant and M3GAN are what I always loved about 80s horror. What holds this movie back is the PG-13 rating, as it takes the teeth out of the horror elements. I am sure we will eventually get a rated R cut of this movie, and I cannot wait to see that.  

Sunday, March 12, 2023

TL;DR | Creed III Stands on its Own

I saw Creed III this weekend, and enjoyed it. While it was a bummer to not see Stallone’s Rocky in this movie, it’s also the first one to truly focus on Adonis Creed’s character. Jonathan Majors is fantastic as Creed’s childhood friend Damian, who comes back into Creed’s life after almost 20 years, looking to claim the life he believes Creed took from him. The story is great, and plants multiple seeds for future installments. My only complaint—even at two hours, it feels like there was a lot left on the cutting room floor. Hopefully we’ll get a director’s cut.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

TL;DR | Double Fine PsychOdyssey Might Be the Best Documentary Ever Made

I will likely be exploring this topic in a series of much longer posts in the future, but I need to get some thoughts down while they are still fresh in my mind. I just watched a 20+ hour documentary about the making of a sequel to a beloved adventure game that is both an incredible look into the creative process, and possibly the best case study of management and organizational culture I have ever seen. If your work involves collaborating on creative projects, or you are a manager of people, watch this whole series immediately.