(No spoilers) The early and middle installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have villains that are considered by many critics to be rather boring. If I list off characters like Iron Monger, Abomination, Whiplash, Malekith, and Ronan the Accuser, you might have difficulty remembering who these characters are or even what movies they’re from. Did… Continue reading Has Marvel Fixed the Marvel Villain Problem? Let’s See
I don’t have a full-length post this week, but with Westworld‘s second season almost upon us, I’d be wrong not to highlight just how excited I am for it. I recently had a post on the website No Coast Bias about why I think that the Season 1 finale is about as perfect a season finale… Continue reading Westworld Season 2 is almost here!
It was very gradually that I realized that “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was one of my favorite short stories. Studying English, I read it three times in college – once in my Intro-to-Literature class, once in a short story class, and once in American Literature. (“The Yellow Wallpaper” can be read here.)… Continue reading The Trouble with Short Story Adaptations | The Science of Adaptation
Toy Story 3 is actually about the characters dying and going through their own Divine Comedy. The whole idea of reading the various locations of heaven-hell-and-purgatory isn’t exactly a new and revolutionary idea. It’s all there – Sunnyside Daycare is a rank-based system like purgatory, the dump is full of fire and a Dante-esque punishment… Continue reading TOP TEN GREATEST FAN THEORIES (April Fools Day 2018)
1. Logan Logan is a small, independent movie that is the breakout for such great actors such as Jack Hughman and Boy Holbrook. I think it’s a mostly unrelated spinoff about a character from a semi-successful series that you might have heard of, called Xman. It’s very happy and uplifting. Fun movie! Check it out. 2.… Continue reading T0P FIVE GREAT MOVIES YOU MISSED IN 2017 (April Fools Day 2018)
The real heartbreak in a mediocre movie, or a bad movie, or a just okay movie, is seeing the potential that was wasted. Even in the most disappointing movies, there’s usually one thing that you can point at and say, “Wow, this really worked.” So here, I’ve selected a few movies that I think are… Continue reading Great Scenes in Bad/Mediocre/Okay Movies
Wes Anderson’s movies have a style like no other. All his shots are perfectly symmetrical and brimming with color. No other director has a style quite like Wes Anderson. At the end of the week, the world is going to be graced with a new Wes Anderson movie: Isle of Dogs, a stop-motion animated film about… Continue reading (My) Ranking of the Wes Anderson Filmography