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Category Archives: Movies!

Star Wars – Rogue One Review

December 15, 2016 | Movies! | Permalink

* Disclaimer: This review is spoiler-lite. No plot specifics, deaths, easter eggs, or other direct moments from the movie will appear. However, themes and atmosphere will be discussed. * * * Before we begin, I have a confession.  I’m going to deliver a particularly unbiased, un-fanboyish review…because I can. You see, I’ve never been a […]

10 Off-the-grid Movies You Should See

December 13, 2016 | Movies!, Reviews | Permalink

There are Hollywood smash hits. And there are bombs. There are formulaic rom-coms, predictable horror cheese-fare, and various deadly serious films starring Matt Damon. But as most of us know… There are films that defy convention, break from the mold, and flip movie-goers’ expectations upside down. Many of these, you might not have watched or even heard […]

Six F’d Up Movies Scenes for the Ages

July 5, 2016 | Horror, Movies! | Permalink

Recently I watched and reviewed The Revenant. Which got me to thinking; what are the gravest moments in cinema? During what scenes does it appear all hope is lost and the bad guys about to win? What’re the deepest, darkest places movies have dragged me? Hmmmm… Yeah. You guessed it. Here comes a list. I’m gonna […]

An Evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

April 21, 2016 | humor, Movies!, Science | Permalink

Ticket in hand, I strolled into Atlanta’s Fox Theater at 6:50PM. I felt at ease within moments. Hundreds of people milled around me, buzzing about the event. In the lounge, cocktails swirled (mine was a slender glass of champagne) while patrons talked, laughed, and wondered aloud what the evening would hold. Because you see…not one guest among us knew just what the coming performance would […]

My Son is Luke Skywalker’s Father

February 8, 2016 | A Door Never Dreamed Of, humor, Movies! | Permalink

So… My kid, the G Man, is pretty much the most terrifying Darth Vader impersonator in the world. Just click this creepy short video and put it on repeat. He also helped deflate Tom Brady’s footballs. And took long naps while I wrote this end-of-the-world novella. Have a nice night… J Edward Neill  

Ten Villains Worth Worshipping

October 20, 2015 | Books!, Movies!, Tyrants of the Dead, Video Games! | Permalink

  “It’s simple. To achieve perfection, abandon morality. I’ve been doing it for decades.” – Archmyr Degiliac, Pale Knight of Thillria   It’s no secret: I love, love, love the bad guys. I love to read about them, write them, watch them, and (gasp) root for them. I’m the kid who got pissed off every time Skeletor […]

Ten Real-Life Settings For the Tyrants of the Dead Movies

December 5, 2014 | Dark Moon Daughter, Down the Dark Path, Movies!, Nether Kingdom, Tyrants of the Dead | Permalink

As I sit in the dark and daydream terrible things, my mind wanders to the far-off hope of finishing the screenplay for the Tyrants of the Dead series. It’s ever in my thoughts. It’s not quite a realistic goal, but it’s more than just a dream. Previously, I imagined the cast here and here. But to capture all audiences everywhere, […]