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
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
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