Art, as in movies and books, should be entertaining. This web site is dedicated to pointing out successful works of art, no matter how obscure, as well as failures, especially if they're big budget. Oh, I've got lists and categories here; but mostly I've got a different slant on why a movie or book is important enough to invest time in.

Mostly, it's movies.

My attitude towards movies is to say the heck with the mainstream polish of the tired tales that come out of Hollywood like tchotchkes on a conveyor belt. Those types of movies are predictable and their plots were antiquated when Socrates drank hemlock. That doesn't mean that they don't make money. It just means that they don't collect my money. Give me the little flick that tries to do something different. Maybe it succeeds and maybe it doesn't, but at least it isn't more of the same like most "blockbusters".

So because of this attitude where "bad" doesn't necessarilty mean "avoid", I've come up with a way to categorize movies rather than rate them.  The categories are based on whether something is worth watching. And if so, how often?

I hope you enjoy what you find here, but remember that it's all just my opinion and like all opinions everybody has one and they all stink.

Joseph Curwen

"And so it goes..." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


Links to things within.

My movie opinions
My book opinions
Game walkthrough*
Miscellany (updated 2015/09/06)

*Right now it's just a beginner's walkthrough (or walkthru, depending upon how lazy you are with the English language) for "Sins of a Solar Empire".


It looks like I managed to get e-mail working. If you want to try and send me something, use "joecurwen@joecurwen.com". (Original, huh?) No promises, but if I someone sends me something, at some point I'll probably read it.

P.S. I know the site is ugly. First comes the content and then comes the prettifying phase. Bear with me if you can.