Spoilers The hinge on which the Hero’s Journey turns is the Crossing the Threshold. The moment the hero makes the choice to answer the call to adventure. This is dramatically compelling. A character,… Continue reading
Jessica Jones is not an invulnerable show, though it does have a super-powered capacity for awesomeness. It is incredibly, unnaturally strong in a lot of ways, but it still gets a cut above… Continue reading
Here’s the one with all the spoilers! Because you love me, you’ve hopefully read my generalized, vaguely non-spoiler review of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, in which I spoke lightly about the movie’s… Continue reading
Pun intended. What I really hate is when critics that positively review a space sci-fi story call it “stellar”. Isn’t that just terrible? The funny thing about this review was that I wrote… Continue reading
This common narrative of GamerGate as presented by the media is one of harassment and misogyny, not of journalistic ethics. It should strike us as ironic, however, that an ongoing misrepresentation of the movement in the media only proves the point that video game journalists are in dire need of an education in ethics.
Gary Oak here. So you want to be the very best like no one ever was? Well, shut the hell up and listen because rather than that “you teaching me and me teaching you” BS, you are just going to have to keep quiet and listen if you want to hear what makes every Pokemon Champion effing awesome and how they got there. Because it’s all ultimately very simple. Here are the rules to follow.
Next in an ongoing series of locally infused ‘Gansett beers is “Big Mamie Indestructible American Pale Ale”. Brewed in honor of the USS Massachusetts, this American Pale Ale is as rigid, solid, and just… Continue reading
By the end of episode two of “True Detective” season two — perhaps even by the end of the first episode — I realized that I had to stop. The story analyst in… Continue reading
What’s the point of fiction stories anyway? In J. R. R. Tolkien’s On Fairy-Stories — an essay that predates anything to do with Hobbits — he intimately discusses the “fairy story” as a literary form, which… Continue reading
It takes a lot for me to be surprised by the way a movie is made. I’m not talking about jump-scares or even the horror genre; I’m talking about the process of filmmaking and… Continue reading
Imagine if a brilliant wunderkind founded Google at the age 13. It’d make Mark Zuckerberg look like a chump. Now imagine it’s a near future, in a time where this kid is now… Continue reading
“Ultron” is the kind of movie that needs no introduction. Even if you’re a lazy MCU fan like myself and skipped “Thor: The Dark World,” you know what’s going on here, and you… Continue reading
Earlier today, Kevin Tsujihara, head of the studio over at Warner Bros (who controls movie rights to DC Universe) announced a very deep and very ambitious timeline for movies in the foreseeable future.… Continue reading