March 30, 2017
March 28, 2017
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is currently available to stream on Hulu. I haven't watched it in years, so I gave it a viewing over the weekend...only to promptly remember why it had been years since I've seen it.
I know this film has a cult following and I know a lot of geeks love it but I just don't get it. I really do not understand it at all. In fact, not only do I not get it, but I think it might be one of the few movies that I actively dislike. The film has a great cast and promises to be the adventures of this 80's-version of Doc Savage where the Man of Bronze and his Fabulous Five fight aliens when they're not rocking out in a band. Instead, the film delivers something dull, boring, frustrating, and all-together unfunny.
Honestly, it's probably also one of the few movies I wish they would actually remake. Or that they'd just hand the property over entirely to someone else.
March 25, 2017
If you like spy fiction and don't mind subtitles, Deutschland 83 is very good. It's about about a young border patrol guard pulled from his post by the Stasi and set to the West Germany to discover intel about new nuclear missile deployments by NATO. And it has a great 80s soundtrack.
March 24, 2017
March 23, 2017
Been reading Gramsci (thanks to SPACED!). While I’m still parsing everything in his Prison Notebooks, what I understand about his theories of the hegemony and the intellectual (traditional and organic) make a ridiculous amount of sense to me. Can you call yourself a Gramscist? A Gramscian?