Underrated: The Endless [No Spoilers]

My friends and I recently started a “Book and Movies Club” (so far, we’re only watching movies, but I’m confident we’ll move onto books… eventually). To this point, the selections have mostly been movies that we figured would generate a healthy discussion or ones we’ve heard were underrated. One of these latter movies was The… Continue reading Underrated: The Endless [No Spoilers]

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly wasn’t “Cinema” either

Older Hollywood directors really seem to enjoy causing a stir with their divisive opinions about what is and isn’t cinema, or what really qualifies a movie experience. Steven Spielberg hates Netflix, Quentin Tarantino hates Netflix, and on a regular basis they’ll both happily tell you about why it’s the worst thing to happen to movies… Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly wasn’t “Cinema” either

Time for fall? More like Over the Garden Wall!

In Autumn 2014, Cartoon Network graced us with a ten-episode miniseries about two young brothers wandering through a dark and winding wood called The Unknown, trying to find their way home. In pursuit of the two brothers is a mysterious creature simply referred to as “the Beast.” They encounter a cast of recurring characters like… Continue reading Time for fall? More like Over the Garden Wall!

Fantastic Beasts’ Looming Problem

Between the years of 1998 and 2011, the Harry Potter books and movies formed an absolute cultural powerhouse. It started with the release of the first book, and ended with the release of the last movie. But, as we are waiting for the third movie in the prequel spinoff series, Fantastic Beasts, faith in the franchise is at… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts’ Looming Problem

Comic Books Are For Adults – But Sometimes They Have Trouble Acting That Way

If you’ve been on any pop culture site in the past decade, you’ve no doubt encountered superhero related news.  And I’m sure if you scroll down enough in the comments you’d eventually find someone saying “Grow up, these are for kids”. I’m going to try not to be this guy. “Superheroes are for kids” is… Continue reading Comic Books Are For Adults – But Sometimes They Have Trouble Acting That Way