Category Archives: Commentary

NCAA Football without the “NCAA”

Originally posted on The Axis of Ego:
NCAA Football, long a staple of the EA Sports gaming line-up, will cease to exist after the current version—a least under that name. The NCAA announced yesterday that it would not renew its long-standing…

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Untimely Movie Review: Lethal Weapon

The next stop in my meandering, years-long journey through the Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection is Lethal Weapon, a film that walks a thin line between wildly entertaining (if absurd) action movie and borderline-self-parody buddy-cop trope-fest.  Man, that was a lot … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Color Purple

The Color Purple has the distinction of being the most-nominated film not to win an Oscar.  The 1985 adaptation of the Alice Walker novel earned an impressive 11 nominations, but failed to win a single Academy Award, tying the record … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Amadeus

There are two vital pieces of insight I’ve learned about Amadeus in the years since I first saw it. The first was Milos Forman’s observation that the film had not two brilliant stars, but three: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, … Continue reading

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Let’s All Make Fun of Tom’s Brackets (2021 Edition)

Although my March Madness expertise remains as low as it was in 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, I am at least reinvigorated following the absence of a tournament last year.  It won’t be quite the same as it … Continue reading

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The WandaVision Series Finale

And, so, the first (and, presumably, only) season of WandaVision came to a conclusion with Episode 9, “The Series Finale.”  Before I get into the spoiler-y bits, let me recap the key finale expectations I had after last week’s episode.  … Continue reading

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No Multiverse Required

Over the last month, WandaVision seemingly opened the door to a much larger multiverse, but still left several crucial issues unresolved. Episode 8, “Previously On,” gave us a few answers, and seemingly ruled out some of the more wild-eyed possibilities. Well, … Continue reading

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Dead is Dead – Or Is It?

Over the past three weeks, WandaVision has gone from “show I watch every week when I get a chance” to “a must-watch show the day it comes out” to “show I get up early on Friday to watch first thing.”  The only … Continue reading

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The Truman Show Meets Field of Dreams

I guess this is a WandaVision blog now! Last time around, I made the following observation (among others): Likewise, there are perhaps three explanations for Vision.  One, because he’s a synthetic being, albeit a sentient one, the “rule” about resurrection didn’t … Continue reading

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Ode to Government Efficiency

Allow me to regale you with a tale of government efficiency and wayward contracting. I own several acres of land in King William County, Virginia.  It’s a few acres of woods that my grandfather gave me when I was a … Continue reading

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