“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney Imagine a person who doesn’t know much about history, but manages to watch a great deal of movies. Say he or she watches Argo, and then takes an interest in U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Say he or… Continue reading Did they just do that?: Inglourious Basterds and Historical Accountability
Is Nintendo’s new character really a progressive one?
At certain points throughout the series, I would say “Hey wait, this reminds me of…” and (not surprisingly) it was usually the Star Wars films that it reminded me of. There were moments of Intertextuality.
Will we get introspective character depth, the ret-con that George Lucas has always wanted, or just some good-ole-fashioned gunslinger-in-space action?
Every character on Game of Thrones has a tragic backstory before the series starts, except for, perhaps the Stark kids, who see their fair share of trauma early on in the series, and Joffrey, who doesn’t need a tragedy to act like a jerk. Other than that, just about everyone has a tragedy in their past: Daenerys… Continue reading Mother of Madness: The Cersei Lannister Scene Thrones Fans Choose to not Remember
“This is a true story.” Fargo is a masterpiece. No, I’m not talking about the Coen Brothers film, though that is a masterpiece as well. I’m talking about the FX series by the same name which debuted in 2014. 18 years after its release, Fargo was still beloved, and there wasn’t any need for it to… Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different: Fargo (FX) and the Art of Spinning-Off
Batman, it seems, is everywhere. The success of Batman has lead to “The Brooding Vigilante” becoming a common archetype throughout popular culture, or at least just in the superhero genre. This is what we call the Batman Singularity: that all entertainment will eventually be Batman. This, of course, is starting to cause a few problems.