‘Fantastic Beasts’ Is Better Than ‘Harry Potter.’ Duel Me.

Spoilers included for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald received a lot of backlash, especially on social media, after its release in theaters. Whether fans were confused by the plot, angry with J.K. Rowling for adding in a not-so-surprising twist, or wondering why Dumbledore is wearing suits instead of a fancy Hogwarts robe, the film and its prequel don’t … Continue reading ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Is Better Than ‘Harry Potter.’ Duel Me.

Atticus Finch Is the Male Hero We Need Today

Male protagonists are a dime a dozen, but not a particularly diverse bunch. Take any popular movie or video game and the marketing for it will likely feature a tall muscular white man with short dark hair holding a weapon, staring towards whatever enemy looms on the horizon. Plenty of exceptions exist, but when in doubt writers seem to fall back on the same sort … Continue reading Atticus Finch Is the Male Hero We Need Today

What Disney Should Really Do with Their Streaming Service

There’s a been a lot of talk recently of more and more streaming services joining the market of Hulu and Netflix and Amazon Prime. DC Comics already has their service up and running with new shows and content every week. But the one streaming service that is receiving the most buzz is the upcoming Disney+. Essentially, Disney+ will focus on movies and TV shows for … Continue reading What Disney Should Really Do with Their Streaming Service

Get Hyped! The New Trailer Is Out And… Nothing Happens

Remember the last time someone had something important to tell you and then instead of just telling you what they could, they spent months telling what you already knew and expecting you to be excited about it and, you know what, you loved every damn second of it? Yeah, me neither. And yet, this is what those Hollywood sadists get paid the big bucks to … Continue reading Get Hyped! The New Trailer Is Out And… Nothing Happens

Three Things a ‘Nutcracker’ Retelling Seriously Needs

It’s Nutcracker season again, and with it comes Nutcracker retellings. With The Nutcracker and the Four Realms already out in theaters, we have another rehash of the classic short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and its musical counterpart. I’m glad. I haven’t seen it yet, but whether the movie is popcorn-stuffing enticing or can’t-bear-it horrid, it’s an attempt to pay homage to the captivating, … Continue reading Three Things a ‘Nutcracker’ Retelling Seriously Needs

The Problem with Catering to Fans

When was the last time you saw someone on the internet ranting about The Last Jedi? Nitpicking Infinity War? Making an argument about some other movie or show that was a huge disappointment and shouldn’t have been made? Probably not that long ago. Since the rise of the internet, there has been an increasing trend where the fans of a particular movie, TV show, book, … Continue reading The Problem with Catering to Fans

‘Hua Mulan’: The Live-Action Mulan Movie We Already Have

After several less-than-stellar live-action Disney adaptations, I’m about to call it quits when it come to this new Disney movie trend. Except we’ve been promised a live-action Mulan movie. Since news broke of the adaptation, I’ve been stoked to see if Disney will do justice to the Mulan story, giving us live-action Shang and a thrilling, historically accurate story. Until I watched a 2009 Chinese … Continue reading ‘Hua Mulan’: The Live-Action Mulan Movie We Already Have