2017 has been a tough year at the box office, but it’s been a good year for horror movies specifically. Movies like Split, Get Out, Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, Annabelle: Creation, and Happy Death Day all achieving relative success. But none of these successes were as big as the adaptation of Stephen King’s It, a horror movie about Pennywise, a killer… Continue reading The Future of Clowns
This week I had a new post in Areo Magazine about what the debut of Star Trek Discovery means for the future of streaming services. For the sake of the Star Trek franchise, I’m glad to hear that the series is doing well critically, but I kind of hope it fails on a commercial basis. With things like… Continue reading Star Trek Discovery and the Slow Invasion of Streaming Services
With the second season of Stranger Things, I thought it was high time to look back at the first season of the hit show and highlight something that I really liked about it that viewers might take for granted. This will have fairly significant spoilers for the first season, so if you aren’t caught up yet, you… Continue reading Nancy’s Choice: An Underappreciated Thing From Stranger Things’ First Season
Adapting Disneyland Rides: The Track Record Longtime followers of this blog know that I love Disney Parks – mainly Walt Disney World in Florida. I wrote a series of blog posts (this one, this one, and this one) about a trip I took to three of the WDW parks a few years ago. It was… Continue reading The Jungle Cruise | The Science of Adaptation
If you watch a lot of movie trailers, you begin to understand that there’s a formula that goes into what studios and editors seem to think a movie trailer should look like. There’s a great deal of satire and parody work done which pokes fun at how generic movie trailers are. Here’s a video by… Continue reading What makes a good trailer?
I hope my readers can forgive the clickbait title – this is a minor gripe that I had in the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil, and I forgot how irritating it was until I started watching The Defenders. In The Defenders, it was when Sigourney Weaver’s villain, Alexandra, speaks with one of her allies, Murakami. Alexandra is American, Murakami is… Continue reading Why does the Marvel-Netflix team keep doing this?
(On this blog I usually write about movies and television, with the occasional foray into writing about books. These mediums are easy to write about, there are clear and apparent things that objectively make a story good and things that make a story bad. It’s harder to critique things like music or food because the… Continue reading Taylor Swift Vs. Her Haters Just Reminded Me How Much I Love Hozier