Intertextuality: Typecasting, Toy Story 3, and Rango

*This post has spoilers for Rango and Toy Story 3* The 2010’s decade has granted us with some wonderful animated classics, but few as beloved as 2010’s Toy Story 3 and few as wrongfully overlooked as 2011’s Rango. These films came from studios – Disney-Pixar and Paramount’s Nickelodeon Movies respectively –  with vastly different reputations. There’s differing characters – anthropomorphic toys… Continue reading Intertextuality: Typecasting, Toy Story 3, and Rango

The Complicated Pros and Cons List of David And Dan

It was recently announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Also known as Dan Weiss) would be helming a new Star Wars trilogy. This trilogy would be completely independent, separate from the episodic storyline, from Rian Johnson’s upcoming trilogy, and (potentially) from the anthology series of Rogue One and Solo. The duo has served as showrunners for the… Continue reading The Complicated Pros and Cons List of David And Dan

George R.R. Martin Deserves a Better Fandom

In 1996, George R.R. Martin graced the world with A Game of Thrones, the first installment in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. Since then, he’s put out four novels, six novellas, and two short story collections. Four of those subsequent novels have been the rest of the Song of Ice and Fire series, with the most recent, A Dance… Continue reading George R.R. Martin Deserves a Better Fandom

The MCU Villain Problem: But What About Ego?

Spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 The Marvel Villain Problem is the name is the moniker given to the succession of uninteresting villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series. I’ve included pictures of a few below, and if you don’t remember the names of them, then I can hardly blame you. I’m a… Continue reading The MCU Villain Problem: But What About Ego?

In Defense of “Roll Credits” Moments

A debate that’s gradually been unfolding over the past few years in the film-criticism section of YouTube is the value of CinemaSins. a YouTube channel best known for their “Everything Wrong With _____” videos in which they go frame by frame through movies, nitpicking everything from continuity errors to acting/directorial decisions and everything in between.… Continue reading In Defense of “Roll Credits” Moments

Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales

When I wrote my Person of the Year post about two weeks ago, I had somehow been under the impression that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was going to be the final installment of the Pirates franchise. Something in the marketing or the discussion around the movie made me think it was the final… Continue reading Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales