Compare and Contrast: Moneyball and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Why are these two movies reviewed together? Do they have anything in common besides the fact that they are products of Hollywood’s genius? No. Why mash ‘em up, then? Because I happened to watch them back to back and they’re … Continue reading

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No Retcon

I have discovered in myself a peculiar rigidity which appears to be growing with age (well, rigidity is supposed to increase with age, isn’t it?).  I am less and less tolerant of ret-conning.  To retcon, standing for retroactive continuity, is … Continue reading

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Star Wars, Dave Trowbridge, and the Zing! of inspiration

by Sherwood Smith I want to talk about Book View Café’s newest member. It’s the summer of 1977. The buzz along our apartment building in Hollywood is that Star Wars is better than it sounds. I’m thinking, gheck. Except for … Continue reading

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