Why Netflix’s Castlevania Succeeded | The Science of Adaptation

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Why the Justice League Movie Will Probably Suck

I recently wrote an article for No Coast Bias about the issues facing the upcoming Justice League movie. I hadn’t intended to write this post, but I saw Thor: Ragnarok the other day, which had a trailer for Justice League, and I just think that the movie looks so bad that I was compelled to put this post together. But… Continue reading Why the Justice League Movie Will Probably Suck

Seinfeld demonstrates how to do a proper clip show episode

Ah, the Clip Show episode. It’s an inevitable staple of longrunning sitcoms and anime. It’s when a show has an episode which compiles some of the show’s most memorable moments. This is usually in the frame narrative of having characters reminisce over everything that has happened. Friends, Scrubs, The Office, The Cosby Show… if I listed every show to… Continue reading Seinfeld demonstrates how to do a proper clip show episode

Spooky versus Scary: Prisoner of Azkaban as a Horror Film (Kind of)

Halloween is upon us, meaning that everyone is socially obligated to consume horror media. Horror, more than any other genre, forces the audience to tap into their emotion. The ultimate goal of many horror is to make the viewer feel the same dread and fear that the characters do. My issue is that movies in… Continue reading Spooky versus Scary: Prisoner of Azkaban as a Horror Film (Kind of)

The Future of Clowns

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

Star Trek Discovery and the Slow Invasion of Streaming Services

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

Nancy’s Choice: An Underappreciated Thing From Stranger Things’ First Season

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