Pirates of the Caribbean 4: Is the most most expensive movie ever made even any good?

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?

Do nonfungible tokens diminish the democracy of the internet?

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?

What is the best Seinfeld moment?

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?

My One Question After Watching The Snyder Cut

So, after complaining about how I didn’t want to watch Zack Snyder’s Justice League, I did finally get around to watching it. It was… adequate. It certainly felt like an improvement; there’s one sequence early on, set in Wonder Woman’s Themyscaira, that felt vastly more exciting. I didn’t compare the scene to it’s original cut,… Continue reading My One Question After Watching The Snyder Cut

Space Jam, Warner Bros., and the Abuse of Iconography

Content warning: In this post, I will be discussing Warner Bros.’ recent inclusion of A Clockwork Orange characters in the trailer for Space Jam: A new Legacy. Please be aware that in discussion A Clockwork Orange, it is necessary to bring up the acts of sexual assault depicted in that movie. Recently, you might have… Continue reading Space Jam, Warner Bros., and the Abuse of Iconography