We’ll be discussing Suicide Squad, in this post, so consider this the formal warning for spoilers. Suicide Squad had a great deal of problems, so forgive me for picking one and harping on it, but I feel that it was a borderline egregious example of lazy writing. I am, of course, speaking about the death… Continue reading Suicide Squad and the Art of Trivializing Death
This is arguably a follow-up to my earlier post “Surrealism and Sales,” in which I explained what made Mountain Dew’s fever dream of a Superbowl Commercial, “Puppymonkeybaby” an ineffective advertisement. Given that I usually write about movies and television shows, one may wonder, why would I write about a commercial instead? Simply put, I think… Continue reading Insurance Commercials and the Death of Creativity
SDCC 2016 (And all the trailers that come with it) So many trailers! Quite a few for Superhero movies. Doctor Strange, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, Suicide Squad, Lego Batman. One thing I wanted to bring attention to was the Wonder Woman trailer. It’s a fine thing, and it looks like it’s going to be a very… Continue reading Captain’s Log: July 2016
I didn’t have a post planned for this week, but didn’t want to take this week off, especially since this year started, I have posted at least once each week. But then, I realized: next week is the one year blogaversary of Pop Cultural Studies! 😀 Although I signed up for WordPress last June, my… Continue reading One Year of Pop Cultural Studies!
I didn’t have a firm idea of what I wanted to write this week, but I have been thinking about this one for a while, and just thought I’d talk about Star Wars’ newest bad guy, and why he’s so great. Needless to say, Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers lie ahead. A New Villain for a New… Continue reading Kylo Ren: Theories and Commentary
This year is the 20th anniversary of Pokemon! To mark the occasion, Nintendo is giving us a plethora of new Pokemon games, and, as opposed to what I said in the post about Pokemon Sun and Moon, these new games are widely varied. Yes, there’s Sun and Moon, which are standard releases, but then there’s… Continue reading On Pokemon and Pokemon Go
E3 / Donald for Spiderman? / Bo Burnham