Archive for July, 2012

Oh BookStores: A Lament

Posted: 30th July 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

While wandering through the Big Chain store the other day I noticed I was hearing my chief complaint about brick and mortars. It is the same complaint I’ve had since I was an eyas. It annoys the hell out of me. It is bad business in inaction. It defies logic. It can’t possibly be explained […]

Over the last few months I’ve heard the phrase “collapse of the paper book market” thrown about by editors, writers and best of all financial analysts. The lower volume of sales (so much as they are tracked accurately) is undeniable. You can’t make up the collapse of one of the two largest chain retailers over […]

Why The Amazing Spider Man Works: No Spoilers

Posted: 10th July 2012 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

There are three¬† main reasons that this movie works well, and the other Spiderman movies are rather meh. 1:¬† A cast that can act. 2: Gags and bits are cut short well before they can be run into the ground. 3: Spiderman is a teenager. The first bit: Denis Leary is probably the most widely […]