Blog Update – COVID-19

No, we aren't shutting down. We...lol. Anyway, I am not posting one of those inane 'COVID-19' messages where we reassure you that a purely online service takes your health seriously, and is going to make sure to clean more often/thoroughly. That's just nuts. Clean a...

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The Grigori were the watchers, those who were awake, set to guard humanity. eGrigori is a personal blog, watching culture, society, media, and politics.

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Salvage Marines by Sean-Michael Argo

Salvage Marines by Sean-Michael Argo

In the afterward to Vampire: The Masquerade, Mark Rein-Hagen famously wrote "creativity is hiding your sources". In Salvage Marines, Sean-Michael Argo did not hide his sources. He instead seemed to revel in them, and not in a good way. From the Warhammer 40K opening...

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

This was the finale of the Skywalker Saga, and I have to say, it was in a lot of ways the most Star Wars of the 9 movies. There is a lot of Star Wars in this…like more than you might expect. And that is a good thing.

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Rim of the World

Rim of the World

I wrote, some years back, that the lack of character development in Pacific Rim was acceptable, as the characters were all archetypes. From Eager Rookie to Shouty Leader, not one character in the movie was much more than a stock archetype - many from Japanese media....

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Addams Family

Addams Family

I want to give some love to the trailer for the upcoming Addams Family movie. It's animated, and while exaggerated, the characters are really quite close to the original Charles Addams art. It's neat to see that. The weirdness is on full display as well, which is to...

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Star Wars Ep9 Teaser

Star Wars Ep9 Teaser

And suddenly everyone on my Facebook is sharing the SW9 trailer. I'm mostly impressed. The flip with the TIE fighter looks amazing, and we all know what a stickler JJ is for practical effects! Many Bothans died to bring you that stunt. Not gonna lie, seeing Billy Dee...

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Captain Marvel

Captain Marvel

So, we saw Captain Marvel over the weekend, and it was really quite enjoyable. As I’ve commented previously, ‘did I enjoy myself’ is the key metric I use these days, and it met that metric.

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Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Yeah, I watched it. And here's the thing - this was easily the most recursively meta movie I have ever seen. Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a movie about them literally going to a movie, and then trying to get their own movie. Let that sink in. Teen Titans Go! To...

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Is Criticism of Captain Marvel Legitimate?

Is Criticism of Captain Marvel Legitimate?

I remember it vividly. There was outcry from the media and the fandom over a casting choice. The broad consensus seemed to be that it was pretty much the worst casting decision for the character. Although there was some dissent on who was the right actor for the...

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