seats2

Free Movies 2: The Re-Year-Ening

Two years ago, I helped Kickstart a local second-run movie theater’s project to install new seating. In exchange for pledging $250, I got my name engraved on a seat, as well as a pass granting free movie admission for all of 2015. Sixty-six films later, my epic quest drew to a close. I laughed. I…

Paul-Blart-Mall-Cop-2-james-sidebar

Brian’s Year of Free Movies (2015) – The Bottom 5

In my last post, I discussed my picks for the Top 10 films from my “year of free movies” screened at the University Mall Theatres in Fairfax. Now we dive to the bottom of the barrel to explore the opposite extreme. Partly because I’m a positive person (but mostly because I have a whole other…

maxresdefault

Brian’s Year of Free Movies (2015) – The Top 10

This past year, I spent a lot of time at the movie theater. I helped Kickstart a project by a local second-run cinema, and in return got free movie tickets for all of 2015. While I never actually wrote any reviews up until now, I did keep a record of everything I saw. And since Oscar…

willy_wonka_30th8

Brian’s Top 5 Fruit Candies

The following is part of a (still ongoing) series of Halloween-themed lists which I’m transferring over from my Brian Terrill Movie Night page. Any chronological inconsistencies are the result of this fact. It wouldn’t be Halloween without a nuanced discussion of the comparative merits of various confections. I’m now officially tossing in my two cents.…

The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

The 10 Most Aggressively Futuristic Things About 2015

“It’s gonna be the future soon I won’t always be this way When the things that make me weak and strange Get engineered away.” -Jonathan Coulton Welcome to the future. With Marty McFly’s official “arrival date” behind us, Back to the Future joins the likes of Lost in Space, The Terminator, and Looking Backward in depicting a…

American-Horror-Story-Renewed-Season-5

Ranking the Seasons of “American Horror Story”

I’ve spent the last three days marathoning American Horror Story: Freak Show on Netflix, so I thought I might as well make the most of it. Believe it or not, I’ve actually done my best to AVOID spoilers in today’s post. The uninitiated can feel free to read away! For those unacquainted with the series, American…

550167_1787133809442_428519658_n

Brian’s Top 10 Costumes

In this list, I’ll once again be tooting my own horn: This is the season for donning rigmaroles, so I’ve picked out ten of my costumes from years past (Halloween and otherwise) which came together particularly well. A word before I begin: Many “cosplayers” invest considerably more time and money into their craft than I…

Corner of 45th and 65 S.

Brian’s Top 5 Jack-O’-Lanterns

Carving jack-o-lanterns has always been a key part of my Halloween celebration. But particularly in the last ten years or so, I’ve gotten into it in a big way, to the point that it just might be my single favorite part of the season. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where just one a…