WandaVision is an odd show. Teased as a 50s-style sitcom featuring Wanda and Vision from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was certainly not the sort of thing you’d expect from Marvel Studios’ foray into Disney+ shows, especially when compared to the more conventional shows announced around the same time like The Falcon and the Winter… Continue reading Sticking The Landing
I really liked the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider. It was a fun adventure story with plenty of neat mysteries to uncover, plus, this incarnation of Lara was a headstrong survivalist who would find a solution to whatever stood in her way. I was totally on board, plus, I love adventure stories. Exploring ancient ruins,… Continue reading Adventuring Colonialism
We’re halfway through February. By my count, this puts me eleven months into this odd pseudo-lockdown that New York’s been in as a result of the global pandemic. I saw pseudo-lockdown because indoor dining opened yesterday (again) even though the infection rate has held steady in the city at around 7-8% for the past few… Continue reading What’s Up?
The Great British Bake Off is a competitive backing show that sees a bunch of bakers baking for the approval of the judges. It sounds fairly typical as far as competitive reality tv shows go, but it foregoes much of the drama and conflict endemic to the genre. With its rebellious optimism and general warmth,… Continue reading Bake Off Punk
I’m tired of open-world games. There. I said it. I like games that have an ending and a clear route there. A game advertising dozens upon dozens of side quests with a massive world to explore is no longer the selling point it once was. All it sounds to me now is more errands to… Continue reading Losing The Plot
Over the summer, I started playing Destiny 2 with my brother. We were both big fans of the first one, though divided by console choice and unable to play together. With his getting a PS4 and a summer of quarantine, it was time to dive into the sequel in a big way. Then we stopped… Continue reading Playground
As someone who did a lot of literary criticism while he was in college — and absolutely enjoyed it — I do a lot of picking apart literature to explore what it’s really getting at. You’ve seen that on this blog, what with looking at how Pacific Rim resonates in the middle of a pseudo-apocalypse… Continue reading Is It Poetry?
After Wednesday’s attack on the US Capitol, I've seen lot of people saying that this isn’t really America, "this isn’t who we are." The thing is, the images and news you see coming out of it are nothing new. It’s the culmination of years of unspoken truths. People stormed the Capitol and among their flags… Continue reading This Is America
Hey all, No post today. I've some ideas brewing, but I think instead of throwing out some underdeveloped post I'm going to get some rest as we head into the new year. In the meantime, you owe it to yourself to go watch Soul.
2020’s just about over and I’m sure I speak for most all of us when I say I would very much like to not do this again. Through it all, blog posts were written and so here’s the big ones from this year. Five Most Popular/Viewed Posts #5: What Day Is It? Oh man, remember… Continue reading 2020 In Review