We’ve reached a weird point in Star Wars fandom.  Back in the 70s and 80s there were few popular franchises that received the amount of attention and mainstream exposure that the series did and as a result lots of then kids and teenagers grew to be adults in the 90s when the “extended universe” tookContinue reading “Solo”

The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino

“Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. –T.S. Eliot There’s been a lot of hubbub lately about Childish Gambino (Alter Ego: Donald Glover) and his apparent plagiarism of underground rapper Jase Harley’s “American Pharaoh” in his nation-sweepingContinue reading “The Unique Artistry of Childish Gambino”

Shakespearean Tragedy in Avengers: Infinity War

Well, it’s been over a month since Avengers: Infinity War was released.  This is going to be less of a review of the film (because, lets face it, these things are review proof anyway) and more of an in depth analysis of how it is a textbook Shakespearian tragedy.  With that said, there are some majorContinue reading “Shakespearean Tragedy in Avengers: Infinity War”

Black Panther: A Spoiler Free Review

Hi, Ned here.  I’ve been trying to get Lee, my younger brother to write something on the site for quite some time now, and Black Panther seemed like the perfect place to start.  Enjoy his review! Lately, I have been reading the Black Panther comics. So, naturally, like plenty of other  people I was reallyContinue reading “Black Panther: A Spoiler Free Review”

Guardians of the Galaxy — MCU Under Review

So, I’ve been sick.  Life’s rough like that.   The Black Panther Review is coming.  For now, let’s talk about a movie that actually uses its amazing soundtrack. Guardians, I’m ashamed to say, is a film I did not see in theaters, but instead watched for the first time in my own home.  I was justContinue reading “Guardians of the Galaxy — MCU Under Review”


Well, Inception is amazing.  I think you all know that.  It’s got the odds in its favor right from the get go because of its ingenious premise.  A heist movie, where the prize is information, and the high security facility is a mans mind.  The way in: his dreams, the time when his mind wanders, and isn’tContinue reading “Inception”

Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy

There is something about an influential work that can make it rather boring.  When something has been so groundbreaking that its defining aspects have been shamelessly ripped off over the years, much of the work’s weight is lost, despite the fact that it did indeed break ground first.  “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson, andContinue reading “Sergio Leone’s Dollars Trilogy”