Tag: #movies

The Villains You’ll Encounter

I’ve been in the presence of supervillains only a handful of times in my life. The latest was a few weeks ago when antivaxxers descended on a talk by a well-known pediatrician and vaccine developer. Their leader cannot be described in any other way than as being a supervillain. He’s good with words. He’s charming. And he certainly seems to…

If Time Were Not Linear, Where Would We Be? What Would We Do?

There’s a scene in The Flash where Tom Cavanaugh’s character tells Barry Allen’s friends that Barry’s superpower is not his speed, it’s his hope. “He’s full of hope,” he says, pointing out that Barry keeps trying to do the impossible because he’s full of hope that it will work out. Isn’t that the damned truth? The Girl and I went to…

“I’m still Superman!”

Life has a way of catching up with you and changing you. Sometimes, it changes you for the better. Other times, it takes away from you everything that made you who you are (or were). In either case, you need to remember and tell yourself and those things (or people) who rise against you that you are who you are and you are not to be messed with. There’s a reason you are here and now and will be around.

“Interstellar” is my generation’s space opera

My wife and I went to watch “Interstellar” on an IMAX screen yesterday, and, let me tell you… This movie is my generation’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” for many reasons. Spoilers ahead, so read at your own peril. THE FIRST ACT The movie begins with us getting to know “Cooper” and his small family. His son Tom is a lot…

A movie you should watch: “Hermano”

“Hermano” is a Venezuelan production directed by Marcel Rasquin. The movie is set in present-day (2010’s) Caracas, Venezuela, with most of the action taking place in a shantytown on the outskirts of the city. If you like soccer, drama, and you want to look at the power of family — even when said family is not bound by blood —…