Pointless Commentary vs. Pointed Commentary; Escape From Tomorrow and The Florida Project

I have never seen Escape from Tomorrow, but it is the topic of one of my favorite video essays on YouTube. Theme park enthusiast and film critic Jenny Nicholson says in the opening to her scathing 47-minute takedown of Escape from Tomorrow, calling it “the most dumb, stupid, horrible, inane, awful, ugly movie I’ve ever… Continue reading Pointless Commentary vs. Pointed Commentary; Escape From Tomorrow and The Florida Project

Not Everything Needs an Adaptation

An announcement from original Avatar: The Last Airbender showrunners Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko sent shockwaves through the internet. After it was announced in 2018 that Netflix would be working on a live-action Avatar: the Last Airbender series, the creators of the original animated series were brought on as executive producers to help guide… Continue reading Not Everything Needs an Adaptation

What’s the direction for a Ready Player One sequel?

This past week, Ernest Cline, author of the 2011 bestseller Ready Player One announced the upcoming release of its sequel, the aptly named Ready Player Two. Ready Player One told the story of a virtual treasure hunt across a wide VR cyberspace of 1980’s nostalgia, created by an 80’s obsessed tech billionaire. The world outside… Continue reading What’s the direction for a Ready Player One sequel?

Why You Should Start Reading the Cosmere

For about 15 years now, fantasy author Brandon Sanderson has been releasing separate books that all take place in the same fictional galaxy, which he calls The Cosmere. This series is comprised of several smaller sub-series of epic proportions. As I’m slowly working my way through the Cosmere, it’s becoming more and more clear that… Continue reading Why You Should Start Reading the Cosmere