Tag: movies

(Note to readers: I have inserted many links to my SOW private journal. These journal entries are inaccessible to the public.) On the second day of SOW, I crystallised four issues1 that I wanted to and thought that I would grapple with, and maybe resolve,2 during SOW. This is my post-SOW reflection; I’ll traverse each issue […]

This post has two parts. Part I extols Ursula as a classic Disney villain, and argues that Ursula’s machinations cannot be confined to a simplistic hero-villain dichtomy. Part II replies to an Article, and argues that the contract between Ursula and Ariel is legally enforceable.  (N.B.: This gets technical. If you proceed, you should read this […]

This post has two parts. Part I extols Ursula as a classic Disney villain, and argues that Ursula’s machinations cannot be confined to a simplistic hero-villain dichtomy. Part II replies to an Article, and argues that the contract between Ursula and Ariel is legally enforceable.  Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989) was one of those movies that my […]

On why Independence Day: Resurgence sucked, why I watched it, and why I watched it alone (not in that order) (*spoilers alert*) Director: Roland Emmerich Rating: 3/10 One could argue that the original Independence Day (1996) redefined the blockbuster and heralded the Catastrophe genre. Since the film’s vaporisation of the White House, destroying global landmarks have […]

Horror films rarely win awards, because of their hackneyed scare tactics. So when the ratings and reviews (90% on IMDB’s Metascore, 96% on Rotten Tomatoes) for Babadook started pouring in, I got excited. The problem was finding someone to watch it with. After being rejected 5 times, even after filtering out people who would not consider […]

… begins with Mass and prayer. It continues with a breakfast theological discussion about the Last Things at Macs. Then it has a little boardgaming. A Good Day has an afternoon of running around. A Perfect Day has an afternoon of running around in the rain, getting completely soaked and sliding in the mud to […]

Director: Alfonso Cuarón Overall Rating: 8/10 It is a testament to the whims of life (or the power of pop culture) that one week after Gravity is out, I have to watch it alone; as for Thor, the show isn’t even released and I have two appointments already. I must have been quite a nerdy sight […]