© 2018 by Rob Favre

August 18, 2019

The shadow has been looming for months. But it’s just a few days away now, and there’s nothing in my power that can change it. I wouldn’t want to change it even if I could, not really. I don’t want to stop it from happening. But I wouldn’t mind the ability to push it d...

April 28, 2019

When I sat down to write this, it was going to be a review. But I hadn't gotten too far into it before I realized that it was something else.

(Also maybe important - there are some spoiler-like substances in this post. If you haven't seen the movie yet, proceed with cau...

June 30, 2018

It's a trope we've heard so many times: upload your consciousness into a computer, and become immortal.

Now, immortality has some obvious benefits. For example, not having to grow old. Trust me, I've been walking around on the same knees for more than four decades now,...

December 22, 2017

I posted a couple of my thoughts about Ready Player One earlier; short version - I wasn't a fan. But there was a silver lining to having read it - I got to experience the immense satisfaction of listening to 372 Pages We'll Never Get Back, a podcast that critiques and...

November 19, 2017

Justice League is not the heavy, turgid mess that its predecessor was.

It is also not a good movie. But at least it's a different kind of bad movie.

Of course, it has the generic computer graphic villain with a silly name who apparently poses an existential threat to Ear...

November 5, 2017

Jurassic World made eleventy billion* dollars at the box office. It had dinosaurs eating people and a John Williams score. But I walked out of it wishing it had done more. Chris Pratt, who can be terrifically entertaining when he's given material that plays to his stre...

October 12, 2017

I am numb over the events that happened in Las Vegas last week.

I am numb that I now seem to be able to take in stride that hundreds of our fellow citizens can be mowed down like chaff, and we mourn and lower the flag and have moments of silence, and then carry on with...

August 17, 2017

I recently finished reading Ready Player One. It had a couple of cool ideas but it felt like I was reading fan fiction, the tone was all over the place, and I basically skimmed all the parts with dialog because each time the characters spoke I hated them more. But, wha...

July 27, 2017

I was reading a review of some works by Paul Kingsworth, and it got me thinking about the idea of civilization. I haven't read any of his work, so all I have to go on here is what's covered in the review. He is part of the "Dark Mountain Project," a loose collection of...

June 17, 2017

If you have read any of my previous reviews, you know I am not a snob when it comes to movies. Especially if they are movies that have monsters and explosions. Give me some exciting set pieces, some fun characters, and I will forgive just about any plot hole you can th...

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