The 1990 Academy Awards are often remembered for their Best Picture race – the award ultimately went to Driving Miss Daisy, with many since saying that the Academy should have nominated and awarded Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. Do the Right Thing challenged its viewers, suggesting that racism was still alive and well in… Continue reading History Repeats Itself.
Last week much of the Star Wars fandom celebrated the 15th anniversary of Revenge of the Sith‘s 2005 release. It’s a huge part of the Star Wars series for so many people, bringing to a conclusion the Prequel trilogy and being one of the most important chapters in the story of Anakin Skywalker. When I… Continue reading Is Revenge of the Sith the best Star Wars movie?
So………. Anything going on in the news? Yeah…. Well with quarantine/shelter in place affecting the lives of millions, online streaming has seen a major uptick in the past few months. Personally, whenever I have too much time on my hands, I usually like to watch some competitive reality TV. For a couple reasons.… Continue reading Why Isn’t”The Amazing Race” A Bigger Deal In Pop Culture?
There’s an aphorism that says that “Truth is stranger than fiction,” and fuck, if that’s not true for Netflix’s Tiger King, it’s not true for anything. Tiger King is a wild ride from the first minute to the last. “Murder, Mayhem, and Madness” is the show’s tagline, but somehow that doesn’t quite seem to cover just how absolutely insane… Continue reading The Tiger King Scripted Series and a Protagonist Problem
Happy May the 4th! May the 4th be with you! At the risk of sounding corny, on May the 4th, we should celebrate everything we love about this franchise. There’s constant debate about which movies are good, which movies aren’t, what’s canon and what’s not. And to a certain extent, I think you can say… Continue reading What I love in each trilogy | May the Fourth Be With You!
The world is shockingly less than three weeks away from a Snowpiercer TV series debuting on TNT. I have a terrible tendency to miss trailer releases, and I had forgotten all about this series until last week, when I saw the second trailer. I could recall it being announced and a news update that production… Continue reading How would a Snowpiercer series work? [No Spoilers]
My girlfriend and I were speaking with one of her friends earlier this year when they made an offhand reference to the fact that she had been watching the new Netflix dating show Love is Blind, which she described as peak trash TV. “It’s so bad,” she said, “I can’t stop watching.” My girlfriend asked… Continue reading Netflix’s Love Is Blind: Delightful Trainwreck