Category Archives: Misc.

Unnecessary Protagonizing: An Open Letter to Capcom

Dear Capcom,


You don’t know me, and I don’t know you.

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A Movie For The… Movie: An Open Letter to Bioware

Dear Bioware,

First, let me just say that I am a big fan of the Mass Effect series.

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Intermission (Plus An Aside)

Hey folks.  Just wanted to let you know that I’m still hard at work on part 4 of the Across The Universe soundtrack review.  But I thought I’d inform you of a good friend who has her site going right now called Let Me Ruin That For You.  You should check it out and have a laugh and get an education you never thought you’d have.  But also, I’ve written a little something Beatles-related for her that y’all should check out.

Otherwise, stay tuned.

Or not. But you totally should.

The Curse of the Underdog: An Open Letter to Tim Schafer

Dear Mr. Tim Schafer,

I’m not one to make letters like these.  One reason is that they never get to where they’re supposed to go, so I never really saw a point in making one of these.  But after recent events, I felt that I needed to speak my mind on an issue that has come to light.  While it would be cool that it reaches its destination, the purpose for these lines of text is really for my own benefit, being that I have a difficult time letting go of things/concepts once they have come to mind, and writing them out usually helps them go away.

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Guns, Hollywood, and You; Preferably, Your Wallet

Usually, there exists a small little orb within the brain that grows to a gigantic, ballon-like quality whenever there is a potentially dangerous situation that is about to occur.  This can happen at your local airport, bank, Chinese restaurant, maybe even the swimming pool locker room.

For me, this happened when my friend got me into a conversation about guns.  We had watched The A-Team (and I would recommend watching it, as far as summer movies go), and he asked me why it was that people use guns even though they’re horrible shots with them and can’t even hit the broad side of a fishing shack, much less a human being. This got me thinking. Could it be that he might have thought of something rather intellectual? Is it that he had finally caught on the train to logical town, where people get jobs, get paid, get love, get cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, races, creeds, arrogance, and even cat cheese flavor? Had he… gotten a life?

Unfortunately, as soon as that last thought left my head, he asked the girl sitting next to us if she wanted to come watch Hostel II with him back at his place.

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Billy Gumball’s At It Again

So… heh, not really the best to come up with opening statements.

Well, first of all: the name’s Jackson.  I am a transfer student lost in transition.  First and foremost, I am a musician.  Have been since I was five.  However, that has not prevented me from exploring the other aspects of the arts.  Well, except for art itself.  The only decent thing I can draw is a stick figure enjoying a cup of Joe whilst looking out the window to see his neighbor stick figure drinking out of a cup of Jake.

And that should summarize my outlook on life.

I dabble into the other arts.  As you can probably tell, I experiment with writing.  Whether I’m good at it or not is up to the audience concerned.  But that’s not what this… “blog” is about.  My second fascination is with movies.  In no way am I a full-fledged authority figure in the world of Tinseltown.  I am, however, a critic.  And I figure that’s good enough for me.

So, this blog is basically a combination of my “experimental writing” along with my “second fascination with movies”.  For now, at least.  I’m sure I could find other things to rant or rave about (like the gaming culture I seem to have built a fierce addiction to), but primarily, this will only be for the movies I’ve seen and my thoughts on them.  For more information, check out the ‘About’ page

Hey, who knows?  I might write something that makes you smile.

Anyway, I’ve got work to do.