Author Archives: Tom Garrett

Destroying Unity Is the First Step

I watched this clip the other day, and it made me ponder how much our culture and our media have changed in just a generation.   The message here is obvious.  The Team that Dare Not Speak its Name used … Continue reading

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Washington Examiner Piece on Digital Media and Censorship

I’m shamelessly using this post to promote a piece I wrote for the Washington Examiner.  This is a long-form magazine essay that updates and greatly expands some of the themes that I first discussed in this post from a couple of … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Risky Business

Risky Business is a weird movie. It gets a lot of things right, but, even within the context of 80s teenage-themed films, I don’t think it holds up particularly well.  It’s not as entertaining as the John Hughes canon.  It’s not … Continue reading

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30 Facts for Live Aid’s 30th Anniversary

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
Even though I was only seven years old, I could sense that Live Aid was important. Thirty years ago today, the biggest musical acts in the world performed as part of a single,…

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Untimely Movie Review: Chariots of Fire

Watching a Best Picture winner typically leaves me with one of two reactions.  Either, “I completely understand why this won Best Picture,” or “This is a decent / interesting movie, but the field must have been weak that year.” Chariots … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Shining

The genius of Stanley Kubrick is readily apparent in the opening “segment” of The Shining, in which Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) painstakingly drives to, arrives at, and participates in an almost-real-time job interview. The exquisitely slow burn takes the audience … Continue reading

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Father’s Day (Redux 2020)

It’s Father’s Day again, and continuing with what is now an annual tradition, I’m taking this opportunity to share a Father’s-Day-related storytelling podcast I recorded back in 2016. Happy Father’s Day.

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Halfway Home

I purchased the Warner Brothers 90th Anniversary blu-ray Collection over six years ago.  It took me quite a while, but, as I’ve been on a pandemic-fueled review flurry of late, I’ve finally been able to finish the first half of … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Superman

Approaching the turn in the Warner Brothers 50 Film Collection, I encounter a familiar face: Superman. I’m too young to have seen the 1978 movie in a theater, but I’m the perfect age to have experienced the film’s frequent showing as … Continue reading

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Buy Physical Media

A generous helping of shutdown-induced free time has allowed me to catch up on my ridiculous backlog of movies on disc.  That’s why it’s no coincidence that the last dozen or so posts on this formerly eclectic blog are movie … Continue reading

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