Archive for February, 2013
Warning: This review contains spoilers about John Dies at the End. If you don’t want find out that John dies at the end, come back to this review after watching the movie. Wait, shit, did I just spoil it?
“Did that… did that doorknob just turn into a penis?” – Me, watching this movie
John Dies at the End by David Wong is one of my favorite novels, combining juvenile, stoner humor with a creative demon mythology that wouldn’t feel out of place in a Lovecraftian story. When I first heard about the film adaptation, directed by Don Coscarelli of all people, I immediately began acting like an enlightened douche. I, of course, had read the book, and I, of course, was looking forward to it far more than… lesser people. This is going to be one of THOSE reviews, where the reviewer constantly compares the film to the book upon which it is based. Brace yourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
A friend of mine, a fellow comic book lover, recently reached out to me via Facebook with a simple question: why does it seem like there are there so many gay characters popping up in comic books these days? Frankly, I was honored to be chosen as the spokesman for all of gaykind, and took my new role as the voice of all homos to heart. After all, I am a huge fan of comic books, and it does seem as though LGBT issues are becoming more of a staple in mainstream comics than ever before, but why is that? Is it because of a change in comics, is it a change in society, or is it a change in perspective? This nerdy gay dude thinks the truth lies somewhere in between.
Warning: This review contains spoilers for episode two of Survivor: Caramoan. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you can check it out at CBS.com.
Before we begin with coverage of episode 2 of Survivor: Caramoan, I’d like to take a moment to respond to the insanity that is happening on Twitter with some of the former Survivor contestants. You see, there is a clique of Survivors who live in the New York City area who have been famously dubbed the wine and cheese alliance. These Survivors meet regularly (or, rather, used to meet regularly) to party and watch Survivor together, and they have formed some close bonds. Several of the contestants from this season, including Andrea, Francesca, and Cochran are all members of this clique, and Andrea’s decision to target Francesca as the first boot has caused the rest of the wine and cheese alliance to turn against her. Former players Eliza Orlins, Stephen Fischbach, and Russell Hantz have all taken to Twitter to verbally bash Andrea, and in some cases, have used vulgar and vile slurs to get their point across. Read the rest of this entry »
2012 was a helluva year for film. I can’t remember the last year that there were this many deserving Oscar nominees. With such a strong field, who should win? Who should you put your money on in the office pool? Who got snubbed? Read ahead to find out my predictions and picks for the most popular Academy Award categories. Read the rest of this entry »
Warning: This blog post is a review of Episode One of Survivor: Caramoan, and is chock full of spoilers. If you haven’t watched the episode yet… what are you waiting for? Go check it out at CBS.com and come back when you’re done!
Bwahahahahah! Just like that, the first episode of Survivor: Caramoan is in the bag, and Francesca Hogi earns the notoriety of being the first person to come in last place twice. In my cast analysis, I wished/prayed/begged for Francesca to be the first person booted this season for the sake of my own personal amusement. With that item checked off my bucket list, I turn my attention to the many other great offerings this season has in store. Read the rest of this entry »
Warning: This zombified review contains undead spoilers.
Warm Bodies certainly has a silly premise, doesn’t it? Following a zombie apocalypse, humanity remains walled off from a world infested by the undead. Julie, a girl who’s father leads the human defenses, meets a zombie boy named R. After R eats the brain of Julie’s boyfriend, as zombies are prone to do, R begins to fall in love with Julie. This causes his heart to slowly start beating, and the blossoming love between Julie and R causes a chain reaction in the rest of the zombies. Love conquers all, and can cause even the stillest heart to beat again.
Sappy, right? The thing that works about Warm Bodies – and trust me, this film does work – is the amount of sincerity with which it presents its message. Warm Bodies believes in its silly premise, and the result is a surprisingly enjoyable film. Read the rest of this entry »
Welcome back to The Lindus List’s analysis of the Survivor: Caramoan contestants. On this season of Survivor, ten fans will compete against ten returning favorites from previous seasons. Will the fans become enamored by their role models and get picked off one by one? Or will they rise and become icons in their own right? More importantly, will any of them get any screen time with returning players like Phillip, Cochran, and Brandon hogging the limelight?
In this installment of The Lindus List, I’ll be reviewing the ten new players on Survivor: Caramoan! Read the rest of this entry »
Warning: This blog post contains a few mild plot spoilers. That said, all of these movies are more than eight years old, so if you haven’t seen them yet, what’s holding you back?
I don’t have much time. Ironic, I know, but I only have a few minutes to deliver this blog post to you before they make it through the doors and haul me off to God-knows-when. You see, I’ve travelled back from the year 2027 because you need to know this information; the fate of the future is at stake. There are plenty of films about time travel. Some are good, many are awful, and the vast majority are simply mediocre. The purpose of this list is not to extol the best of the best, but to showcase five films that I enjoy. Or that I will enjoy. Damn…time travel is confusing!
On February 13, 2013, the 26th season of Survivor premieres. On Survivor: Caramoan, ten Survivor fans will be pitted again ten returning castaways from previous seasons. But there can be only one ultimate Survivor who walks away with the one million dollar prize. Will the castaways stick to their original tribes? Will some of the fans and favorites work together to get themselves closer to the end? With this cast of characters, who knows?
In this installment of The Lindus List, I’ll be reviewing the ten returning castaways. Next week, I’ll give the ten newbies the same treatment. Read the rest of this entry »