Is Zack Snyder Worse Than Michael Bay?

Yes. But I'll try to explain why. Michael Bay is the Donald Trump of filmmakers; his movies are big and loud and dumb on scales previously unimaginable. The Transformers franchise contains overt racism, misogyny and even a little bit of incestuous longing sprinkled on top...and yet they are among the highest grossing films of all time, a … Continue reading Is Zack Snyder Worse Than Michael Bay?

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Boring Conversation Anyway: The Stupid Internet Controversies Around “The Force Awakens”

This is the first of several posts I wanted to write about "Star Wars." This one will hopefully come out relatively positive about the new movie, but maybe not. I won't give a full review here, because I don't think anybody cares, including myself, but I will say that I saw the movie twice on … Continue reading Boring Conversation Anyway: The Stupid Internet Controversies Around “The Force Awakens”

“His Dark Materials” Television Show? Bleh

http://variety.com/2015/tv/global/bbc-orders-philip-pullmans-his-dark-materials-1201632207 The BBC is producing a television version of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which could be good, but its also disappointing in that it means at best the cinematic treatment this series deserves is postponed indefinitely. I want to talk now about how much I hated the movie that came out in 2007. The … Continue reading “His Dark Materials” Television Show? Bleh

To Mock a Mockingbird Sequel

Atticus Finch- a crazy racist? http://www.avclub.com/review/go-set-watchman-mixed-bag-nostalgia-and-end-childh-222469 YAWN If you had read "To Kill a Mockingbird" Closely enough the first time for the subtext, it was obvious what direction Harper Lee was going in with the Mockingbird Saga. Where else could it go. So when her literary executors went above and beyond her wishes once she reached semi-senility, I consider … Continue reading To Mock a Mockingbird Sequel