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
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
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?
(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
There are no predictions left to make I would write about my predictions for this coming season, but as I wrote recently for Areo Magazine, it’s difficult to predict what will happen going forward, but I still have a few things in mind: 1) Jaime could still kill Cersei 2) Jon and Daenerys’ relationship and equal… Continue reading And Now Our Wait Begins: Game of Thrones Season 7 Follow Up
With the release of Dunkirk, the action maestro Christopher Nolan has now released ten movies, and although this isn’t usually the kind of thing I would do on this site, I decided I would try to rank them. Now you notice that in the title for this post I point out that it’s MY ranking of the Nolan filmography;… Continue reading (My) Ranking of the Nolan Filmography
Whatever happened to suspension of disbelief? Every time I load YouTube, I see that there’s a new video from the Nerdist explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows. CinemaSins, best known for their “Everything Wrong With” series, does comedic criticism of movies which focuses on the quality of movies while… Continue reading You’re here for the science, I’m here for the fiction