Captain’s Log: May 2016

Game of Thrones / Captain America: Civil War / X-Men Apocalypse / Tower of Terror / Magnificent Seven

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The Man, the Myth, the Dinkles: The Integrity of Peter Dinklage

Two of Key & Peele‘s most memorable¬†characters are the valet attendants who love to geek out about their favorite movies and TV shows. They said a great deal of hilarious things over the course of the show, whether they’re talking about “Bruce Willy,” or lauding “The incomparable Liam Neesons,” or asking “Why everyone messin with… Continue reading The Man, the Myth, the Dinkles: The Integrity of Peter Dinklage

Ferris Bueller should not be the main character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! It’s iconic, a true 80’s classic. So many memorable scenes; Ferris’ monologues, the “Twist and Shout” parade, the phone call with Mr. Rooney, and the droning attendance call of “Bueller?” Matthew Broderick presented to us a character that would live on in popular culture as the archetypal cool-guy high-schooler. That’s all… Continue reading Ferris Bueller should not be the main character in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Gospel of Jon Snow: Christian Allegory in Game of Thrones

*Spoilers for¬†Game of Thrones up to Season 6, Episode 3. And also, y’know, the Bible, in case you don’t know how that ends.* Christ Allegory characters are pervasive in all kinds of fiction. There are a bunch of qualifiers for a Christ figure but one is clearly the most prominent: where there’s death by heroic… Continue reading The Gospel of Jon Snow: Christian Allegory in Game of Thrones

What Captain America: Civil War Must do to Distinguish itself

(While I’m writing this, Captain America: Civil War has debuted to mostly positive reviews in the U.K., but will debut in the U.S. later this week. So, if you’re reading this post from the U.K., I politely ask for no spoilers. But, if you are in the U.K., let us know briefly in the comments… Continue reading What Captain America: Civil War Must do to Distinguish itself