Over the past week, the internet was ablaze with mockery and outrage at the casting of the Super Mario Bros. And that outrage is fair, because every casting choice was ridiculous. But also, it was a touch unfair, because the studio behind it was Illumination, and if you had any expectations for this movie that… Continue reading Grading the casting of the Upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie
***This post will have spoilers for The Suicide Squad and the first season of Game of Thrones*** After watching James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, I found myself coming to realize that there’s a certain action-adventure trope I love, that I thought this movie did both very well, and could have done better. I suppose there… Continue reading The Suicide Squad and Antagonistic Banter
My post last week was about Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and even though you might not think about it, On Stranger Tides – even a decade after its release – remains the most expensive movie ever made. Compared to the first three films in the franchise, On Stranger Tides is considerably less… Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Is the most most expensive movie ever made even any good?
This week, I found myself thinking, as I often do, of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. The tweet which made me think of it was a picture of Davy Jones in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest which said “Still can’t believe this was CGI work from 2006.” And that’s true, the… Continue reading The Most Expensive Movie Ever Made
So, this past week, I just finished playing through Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the first time, and like many fans of the series, I was incredibly impressed by it. It’s an open-world game, which is perhaps my favorite genre of game. It wasn’t the first time this series having an open-world… Continue reading The Scope and Scale of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
So, today is the 5th anniversary of Pokemon Go. I wrote a similar post on the game’s 3rd anniversary, explaining that although it didn’t have the same broad base of players that it had in the Summer of 2016, what it has now is a loyal and enthusiastic fanbase that loves the game. It also… Continue reading Thank you, Pokemon Go
With it recently being Father’s Day in the United States, I saw this meme graphing the alignment of fictional movie and television parents, evaluating them on a scale from good to bad on the x-axis, and also on a scale of lame to cool on the y-axis. Distinctly on the good side, but also distinctly… Continue reading Was Ned Stark the only good father in Game of Thrones?
In 2015, the rap group Wu-Tang Clan announced that their new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, was going to be auctioned off as a single copy. One person would be able to have exclusive access to it, and would be able to stream it for free, but not commercially. The band’s website explained… Continue reading Do nonfungible tokens diminish the democracy of the internet?
Since March, there’s been one Instagram page I’ve been following intently – a fan page for Seinfeld, @seinfeldepisodes – which has been playing out a March Madness-style tournament to determine what single scene is the best moment of the 90s’ most iconic sitcom. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Seinfeld Episodes (@seinfeldepisodes)… Continue reading What is the best Seinfeld moment?
I spend more time in the comment sections of social media than is probably good for me, but I find it fascinating. Personally, whenever I feel compelled enough to leave a comment on a video or a post, or write a tweet in reply of something, I find myself taking a lot of time to… Continue reading The Corlys Velaryon Nonsense