Thursday, December 18, 2014

You deserve a break today

As I finished placing my order at my favorite Chinese carry-out spot, the Nicktoons show playing on the dining area television went to commercial. I got my food and left before the show came back on. That’s either really fast sesame chicken or one hell of a long ad break.

Or both.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

July reviews

Looks like I may be able to do site updates reliably once a month or so. Here are the July movie reviews:
And here are the most recent book reviews (some of which go back a little farther than July):
Whew! I think I’m completely caught up now (at least on site business).

Monday, March 10, 2014

New this week – Books!

This is the first time in the history 8sails updates that I’ve posted more reviews for books than for movies. That’s at least in part because I’m not watching movies at the rate I used to. It’s also due to the fact that this is the first time I’ve finished three books in three days (though of course I started all of them much earlier, and in one case much much earlier).

The books:

And the movie: Captain Phillips


Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

New this week - Metamorphoses

Not a ton of new content this week. Indeed, the only movie I saw was I, Frankenstein, noteworthy only because it’s the first time in awhile that I’ve made it to a movie theater.

However, fans of The Metamorphoses Project will be happy to note that I finally managed to add the content from last year (both spring and fall). The project is now up to 23 images (four of which are my creations).

Monday, January 27, 2014

New this week (and then some)

I can see that it’s going to take some practice to get back into the habit of doing weekly updates. Well, at least this one is just two or three weeks late rather than seven or eight months.

In all honesty, I’ve been so busy with start-of-semester stuff that I haven’t added much content to the site. Just three movie reviews:
And a book review: Creative Photography Lab.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Back in business

8sails fans will of course have noticed that updates – and most new content uploads – ground to a halt in early May. I’ll spare you the long explanations. For now suffice it to say that I’m working to get everything back on track. Part of the effort will involve simplifying the record-keeping side of the site, reducing indexes and updates to weekly updates on this blog.

Though reviews didn’t flow as freely as they have in years past, guest critic K. Alexander and I did write a few up. Here’s everything between the start of May and the end of December.

Staff movie reviews:

Alexander’s contributions:

And new book reviews: