Alita Bit Closer Now

I have a confession. I never watched, read, or had any knowledge Of Alita Battle Angel beyond the title till I saw the teaser for the live action film. Watching that first trailer, it seemed kind of blah. Nothing really terrible but it didn’t give me shivers or get me on the edge of my seat. James Cameron is pretty okay (I just never get super excited about his stuff but he is good). I had never heard of Laeta Kalogridis before but have seen several of their works. I will watch anything directed by Robert Rodriguez however.

So I started to check it out.

Couldn’t hurt?



pray to alita


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Ready, Player One?

On a road trip to Colorado, I read all of Ready Player One. At the time, I felt bad because I didn’t love it. All my friends at the time were enjoying it. The buzz I heard was positive. I didn’t hate the book but I had a lot of reservations.

With the film coming out, I’ve discovered I’m not alone in my take about the book. However, I am one of the most nuanced in my opinion. In fact, I’m pretty mild. Let’s dig in.

Minor spoilers ahead!

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