Month: April 2018

13 Questions I Had After Avengers: Infinity War (Spoilers)

This post contains Avengers: Infinity War spoilers. We’ve spent months debating and theorizing over who would die in Infinity War. Turns out, the better question would have been to ask who lives because this time […]

Infinity War is an Event Comic Come to Life. Avengers 4 Will Be Too. I Hope They Wait a While Before Trying It Again.

The Following Post Contains Infinity War Spoilers. Thursday morning, I woke up to the following headline in my inbox: “To Save the Future, Marvel Studios Must Forget Its Past.” It’s the title to Marc Bernardin’s […]

My Spoiler-Free First Impression of Avengers: Infinity War

There were lots of sounds emanating from the crowd throughout my sold-out IMAX screening of Avengers: Infinity War last night. Laughs. Gasps. Spontaneous applause. Audible weeping. All completely delightful to hear and entirely expected, of […]

What Pop Culture Was Like the Year the Marvel Cinematic Universe Started

2008 was a monumental year in human history. The American economy almost fell apart, threatening to take down the rest of the world with it. Barack Obama became the first black President of the United […]

Netflix Review: They Don’t Make Movies Like Kodachrome Anymore, But Maybe There’s a Good Reason for That

A beaten down record company A&R man makes one last stand. As his admiring love interest and sickly father look on, he faces down the band he absolutely must sign to keep his job. “You’re […]

Venom Trailer Reaction: Taking An Admirably Big Swing

“See we didn’t forget to put Venom in the movie!” That was Tom Rothman’s defiant boast from the stage of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas. A couple months back his film studio put out a […]

Review: I Feel Pretty, Netflix’s I Am Not An Easy Man & The High Concept Rom-Com

A knock on the noggin is all it takes to send the protagonists of I Feel Pretty and Netflix’s I Am No Easy Man into a fantasy world of skewed beauty standards and gender role […]

Looking Back at MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe’s Time at Netflix Reveals Just How Much He Learned from Reed Hastings

Heads-up: This is a long one, but rather than do what everyone else is and write another “How is MoviePass sustainable?” thinkpiece I wanted to take a deeper dive into everything MoviePass seems to have […]

Netflix Has the 1998 Lost in Space Movie. I Should Finally Watch That. (Comes Back 2 Hours Later.) I’ve Made a Huge Mistake.

With the internet going crazy over Netflix’s new Lost in Space series, I thought it would be a good idea to look back at the 1998 movie. Sigh. I was wrong. I was so wrong. […]

The Death of Stalin Depicts the Absurdity of Life Lived in Terror

No one understands the cynical, selfish drives of the political leaders who represent us better that Armando Ianucci. Best known for the series The Thick of It and Veep, he presents a political maelstrom of […]