Channel Flip: Blade: Trinity
Channel Flip: Blade: TrinityThe Strange Horizons Channel Flip continues! You have under Sunday to donate/request ten minutes of whatever movie you’d like me to sit through! And someone chose Blade: Trinity. Shall we? Timestamp: 00:49:15 Well, somebody’s on the hunt! Wesley Snipes (who is sort of delightful as Blade, if we’re being honest), Ryan Reynolds (who tries so, so hard to be delightful), and Jessica Biel (incapable of being delightful) march their way into Montage Town.…
Channel Flip: “The Fifth Element”
Channel Flip: "The Fifth Element"That old SF-drama-action-comedy, The Fifth Element, is a Strange Horizons channel-flip! Timestamp: 1:40 Bruce Willis went to an arts festival! And, as happens when Bruce goes anywhere in a movie, ever: Explosions. Aliens shooting up the place! Marble dust everywhere! Bruce Willis asks beefcake Mozart for a gun, but the guy can’t hear him, and rolls him…balls of gum.…
Channel Flip: “Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight”
Channel Flip: "Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight"Yes, it sounds like a Bath and Body Works limited-edition fragrance, but it’s the actual title of the animated Dragonlance movie! And I was assigned it as a channel-flip. Disclaimer: I am pleased I knew what Dragonlance even was, prior to this. That is my level of knowledge. This was an extremely illuminating ten minutes.…
Channel Flip: “The Happiest Millionaire”
Channel Flip: "The Happiest Millionaire"The Strange Horizons channel-flipping extravaganza continues with everyone’s favorite upper-class musical romp featuring absolutely implausible historical costumes, The Happiest Millionaire! You know the one! (I mean, honestly, do you? I did not know this one whatsoever.) Timestamp: 2:09 Wow, we are in medias musica between two ladies in a full-on society war!…
“Good Fences” at Nightmare!
I have a new story out this week! And “Good Fences” is part of Nightmare Magazine’s premiere issue, so it’s a horror story! Sort of. He thinks at first the streetlight’s back on, but of course not. It’s been dark six weeks. There are already beer bottles piled on the sidewalk every morning from the dropout teenagers who surge in whenever there’s the littlest pool of darkness they can find, and then they smoke and drink and shout all night right under his window when he’s trying to sleep.…
Channel Flip: Lawrence of Arabia
Channel Flip: Lawrence of ArabiaMore channel-flipping, in honor of Strange Horizons Fund Drive supporters! Let’s flip right over to Lawrence of Arabia! Timestamp: 36:47 (So, this is a four-hour movie. I thought Dr. Parnassus was lengthy at two hours, but blind-clicking the forty-minute mark still puts you a decent way into the story. 36:47 into Lawrence of Arabia puts you just past opening credits.) Biplane!…