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May 21, 2024

Today on the 5: Listening to the John McTiernan series that the podcast Blank Check recently did reminded me that I had never seen the 1986 film Nomads. Luckily, it's easy to see for free pretty much anywhere so I made it a priority to watch it. It definitely has some flaws, but I really liked...


May 20, 2024

Today on the 5: Mars Express has been on my radar for a while now, and I finally got a chance to see it. While I wouldn't draw the same comparisons a lot of reviews have, I would absolutely agree that it is a stellar piece of French...


May 16, 2024

Today on the 5: Thanks to Andy Last over at Beyond Synth, I was reminded that a cartoon had been made based on the movie Beetlejuice. I picked up the complete run on DVD and have been watching it. It is way wilder than I could...


May 15, 2024

Today on the 5: In the last few days both OpenAI and Google have made major announcements about their generative models. They both spent a lot of time demonstrating uses of their products that are clearly aimed at projecting more "human" aspects. I think this is a mistake for a couple of...


May 14, 2024

Today on the 5: Thanks to the wonderful Criterion Channel, I got to watch a movie I never thought I'd see. It's titled The World's Greatest Sinner, and it's a bizarre and (I think) hearftelt expression of a man's struggle with his faith in...