You Don't Know The Struggle: We're All In Carcosa Now

So this week was my birthday, so of course that means I gained weight due to copious alcohol intake, as well as delightful sweet treats. This wasn't particularly unexpected, however; I gained four pounds, which is the equivalent of a sizable bowel movement, so I'm not super concerned about it. I promised I'd be candid… » 3/10/14 1:37pm 3/10/14 1:37pm

You Don't Know The Struggle: Side Effects May Include Nausea

The strangest side effect of beginning this diet has easily been the lucid dreams. I've had the recurring dream about Allison Williams from Girls hitting on me while my girlfriend prepares snacks for us and I ignore her advances by asking whether or not she'll be in the new Fantastic Four movie (she is not). I also… » 2/28/14 12:46pm 2/28/14 12:46pm

Underappreciated Superhero Movies - The Shadow

There are a lot of superhero flicks out there. Some might say too many. I say not enough, however; there are plenty of superhero flicks that go either unnoticed or unloved. What started as a project for the month of January turned into something more. I'm dedicated to the idea of re-watching and shedding some light on… » 2/25/14 7:57pm 2/25/14 7:57pm

I loved Bronx Bombers.

NOTE: This review was initially to run on JustPressPlay.net, however; with the announcement that Bronx Bombers is going to be leaving Broadway, it doesn't make much sense to publish it there. I was hoping the review would go live sooner there, but for whatever reason, it didn't. Anyways, I wrote the review and stand… » 2/22/14 11:25am 2/22/14 11:25am

You Don't Know The Struggle: WHAT YOU CRAVE

So I've lost a little over nine pounds at this point, which is fine, however; I had a minor freakout the last time I got on the scale. I looked down at the number and thought I gained two pounds, which sent me into a downward spiral of "you gotta' be shitting me." After a frantic piss, I got back on the scale, sans… » 2/21/14 9:33am 2/21/14 9:33am

Why Not Chiwetel Ejiofor?

So, some folks have complained about a lack of diversity in the Marvel (and DC) cinematic landscapes. I don't disagree. One of my favorite choices for Batman in Batman VS Superman or whatever it's going to be called was the heavy rumor that Idris Elba could play the Dark Knight. I adore this idea. I love color-blind… » 2/13/14 1:22pm 2/13/14 1:22pm

You Don't Know The Struggle: First Weigh-In

So I've been pretty rigorous with counting my calories, even in the face of my mom's homemade pizza, foccacia bread and pasta, going out to dinner with friends at Texas Roadhouse (after not consuming bit of food until around 5 pm that same day, basically being in starvation mode) and hitting a popular local brewhouse… » 2/09/14 11:33am 2/09/14 11:33am

You Don't Know The Struggle: Day One

Women often get to make a big deal out of what they're "supposed" to look like. Unhealthy body image and stuff like that, being fed by magazines with smokes like Selena Gomez or whoever on the cover. Whatever skinny waif is popular at the moment. It's not dissimilar for dudes, I don't think. Or, at the very least,… » 2/06/14 7:35pm 2/06/14 7:35pm

Underappreciated Superhero Movie Month - Tank Girl

There are a lot of superhero flicks out there. Some might say too many. I say not enough, however; there are plenty of superhero flicks that go either unnoticed or unloved. I plan on dedicating the month of January to re-watching and shedding some light on superhero flicks that have either been largely forgotten,… » 1/17/14 3:45pm 1/17/14 3:45pm

Jobs, Not Steve

So, like every twentysomething (soon to be thirtysomething), I'm always on the lookout for something new and exciting in terms of career. I'm currently employed in the field that I want to work in, for a trade publication, however; I'm hourly and not salaried, with no benefits. While I have no complaints regarding my… » 1/08/14 10:28pm 1/08/14 10:28pm

Underappreciated Superhero Movie Month - Dick Tracy

There are a lot of superhero flicks out there. Some might say too many. I say not enough, however; there are plenty of superhero flicks that go either unnoticed or unloved. I plan on dedicating the month of January to re-watching and shedding some light on superhero flicks that have either been largely forgotten,… » 1/05/14 3:50pm 1/05/14 3:50pm

Underappreciated Superhero Movie Month - The League of Extraordinary…

There are a lot of superhero flicks out there. Some might say too many. I say not enough, however; there are plenty of superhero flicks that go either unnoticed or unloved. I plan on dedicating the month of January to re-watching and shedding some light on superhero flicks that have either been largely forgotten,… » 1/03/14 6:23pm 1/03/14 6:23pm