A debate that’s gradually been unfolding over the past few years in the film-criticism section of YouTube is the value of CinemaSins. a YouTube channel best known for their “Everything Wrong With _____” videos in which they go frame by frame through movies, nitpicking everything from continuity errors to acting/directorial decisions and everything in between.… Continue reading In Defense of “Roll Credits” Moments
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)
I don’t frequently do posts solely dedicated to the passing of one specific entertainer, but now and then, I feel the need to make an exception. John Hurt was such an iconic character actor in many sci-fi and fantasy roles. His voice, over the course of many decades, gained a wise and ancient quality to… Continue reading In Memory of Sir John Hurt
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child We got an eighth (and perhaps final) Harry Potter book a few weeks ago. The release of The Cursed Child script was still a momentous occasion. Critics mostly seem to like it, but fans are a little more divided. Those who dislike it seem to cite the change in tone, or… Continue reading Captain’s Log: August 2016
Netflix and Young Justice / The Final BvS Trailer / Deadpool / The Grammys / The Oscars / William Shakespeare’s Star Wars
2015 vs. 2016; Daredevil; Black Hermione; The Young Han Solo; In Memorium
There is one major facet of life we never truly see in the Magical world: Religion. The fundamental question regarding religions in the Wizarding World is this: if muggles use religion to explain the unexplained, how does a world of magic, that already goes beyond the laws of the natural world, regard things that are beyond explanation? Do they have any beliefs? Is there anything that would push beyond the bounds of the wizarding world? Do they regard Harry’s miraculous survival(s)?