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Ashley Naftule
ashleynaftule
Mar 23
9

He looks like he builds & sells custom ukuleles to support his artisanal heroin habit

Feb 20
3

100%. The best film based on a Marvel-related property is Blade (1998), and that’s a film whose script would NEVER have made it past Kevin Feige’s desk.

Feb 19
47

My favorite bit from this film is the running gag Jackson lifts from “Man Bites Dog” where Denham keeps losing members of his film crew and vows to keep on going to honor their memory.

Feb 19
99

Also: man, Ninja Yoda SUCKED. Hated that these films gave him and Palpatine lightsaber fights. When I watched the original trilogy, I imagined that both light & dark masters had transcended the need to use lightsabers- that’s why they had knights/apprentices to do all the hack & slashing. Who needs a sword when you Read more

Feb 19
129

As much as people like to dog Christensen’s work, look at how BAD Portman and Jackson are in these movies. Both of them have done fine work elsewhere but in the Prequels they stink on ice. Just absolutely inert, lifeless performances. Aside from Neeson, McGregor and McDiarmid are the only actors who actually managed Read more

Feb 11
2

I’ve always wondered if we’re supposed to interpret that ending as Flagg respawning somewhere else in that world, or if he just shifted himself to another timeline/reality in the King multiverse since he “lost” in Captain Tripps world.

Feb 11
10

Stu and Frannie’s cynicisim about civilization & their foolhardy decision to cheese it back to Maine would make a lot more sense* if they were living in a universe where Absolute Good & Evil didn’t exist. But they don’t- they know there is Good, and that Mother Abigail put up the Bat-Signal for all the good/chosen Read more

Jan 27
37

Of all the Simpsons crossovers, “A Star Is Burns” deserves the most love. Not only does it mesh the sensibilities of The Critic together seamlessly with The Simpsons style, the ep is full of classic bits (Senor Spielbergo, “boo-urns,” “just hook it to my veins!”). Glad to see the Family Guy ep getting rightfully

Dec 17
23

Ugh, really? That’s a terrible change. One of my favorite things about Flagg was the idea that he’s more of an opportunist than a schemer. The first time he’s introduced in the (expanded) version of The Stand King makes it pretty clear that Flagg is just bumming around on Earth, waiting for something to happen. He Read more

Dec 16
2

The first section was my favorite part! As much as I love the book as a whole, that first section (basically everything up to the manhunt in the woods) could work on its own as a novella/short story. It’s so unsettling and strange and disturbing that the rest of the book is a bit of a come-down.

Nov 10
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It did sound familiar when I read it. If it is a Gibson quote, though, it’s not attributed in the text itself. But considering how packed with references “The Arrest” is, it probably is a nod to Gibson.

Oct 1
19

The entire Turd/Douche arc in 2016 made it very clear that Garrison-as-Trump was wildly incompetent, narcissistic, and dangerous. The only intelligence he displayed was having the self-awareness to realize he’d be a disaster as President (which is why he’s shown, repeatedly, trying to sabotage his own campaign so Read more

Sep 14
11

My favorite Roger moment is at the end of “Bar Mitzvah Hustle,” when two of his alter-egos nod at each other and he suddenly has a moment of lucidity: “Wait- how did I get here?! I think I’m cracked in the head!”

Sep 14
1

Real talk: as much as I genuinely enjoyed this book, I would have loved even more to read a book on Matt Wagner’s work.

Sep 14
1

The book does touch on this- Ross points out that, at one point, Hitler ordered performance venues to literally give away tickets to Wagner performances and they STILL couldn’t fill the houses. Wagner’s star fell enough during the Nazi era that people wouldn’t go to his operas for free.

May 23
2

If you’re into Art Bell, radio plays, and/or the paranormal, the theater I work with is doing a neat production this month called “Radio Free Europa” (shameless self-promotion alert: I wrote it and did the sound design). We’re doing a live radio play that we’re streaming on YouTube from now until June 7th- every Read more

Apr 17
1

YES. I was wondering if somebody was going to share this jam- the best Dad Rap song ever put to wax.

Apr 14 2020
8

Agreed. I’m starting to think he’s going to realize that Lalo is his lesser of two evils. Dude is vicious as they come, but he seems to genuinely respect Nacho, is trying to bring him closer into his circle, and doesn’t have a gun to his dad’s head. By contrast, Gus has made it perfectly clear to Nacho that he’s an Read more

Apr 14 2020
22

I loved how they used the fish tank in that (incredibly tense) encounter with Lalo. The symmetry of it: Saul is the fish- rattled almost to the point of death by Lalo’s insistent poking.

Apr 7 2020
19

One thing I’m really looking forward to seeing next episode is how Jimmy explains his survival to Lalo. There’s a bunch of dead bodies in the desert and nobody is going to believe that Saul Goodman executed a bunch of well-armed goons and hiked across the desert all by his lonesome. And he can’t bring up Mike, for Read more