Grading the casting of the Upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie

Over the past week, the internet was ablaze with mockery and outrage at the casting of the Super Mario Bros. And that outrage is fair, because every casting choice was ridiculous. But also, it was a touch unfair, because the studio behind it was Illumination, and if you had any expectations for this movie that… Continue reading Grading the casting of the Upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Suicide Squad and Antagonistic Banter

***This post will have spoilers for The Suicide Squad and the first season of Game of Thrones*** After watching James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, I found myself coming to realize that there’s a certain action-adventure trope I love, that I thought this movie did both very well, and could have done better. I suppose there… Continue reading The Suicide Squad and Antagonistic Banter

Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Is the most most expensive movie ever made even any good?

My post last week was about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and even though you might not think about it, On Stranger Tides – even a decade after its release – remains the most expensive movie ever made. Compared to the first three films in the franchise, On Stranger Tides is considerably less… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Is the most most expensive movie ever made even any good?

Do nonfungible tokens diminish the democracy of the internet?

In 2015, the rap group Wu-Tang Clan announced that their new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, was going to be auctioned off as a single copy. One person would be able to have exclusive access to it, and would be able to stream it for free, but not commercially. The band’s website explained… Continue reading Do nonfungible tokens diminish the democracy of the internet?

What is the best Seinfeld moment?

Since March, there’s been one Instagram page I’ve been following intently – a fan page for Seinfeld, @seinfeldepisodes – which has been playing out a March Madness-style tournament to determine what single scene is the best moment of the 90s’ most iconic sitcom. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Seinfeld Episodes (@seinfeldepisodes)… Continue reading What is the best Seinfeld moment?