This is the first installment of my “Movie Recommendations” feature. I won’t be reviewing movies or criticizing them, just telling you whether or not I recommend seeing them.
A lot of people have a cynical attitude about Disney remaking their older animated movies in live-action. It’s really just part of the larger cynical attitude against remakes in general. I give my thoughts about them in this episode.
A lot of people care a lot about movies and TV shows. Do they care too much, though? When do you cross the line between “fan” and “fanatic”?
I mention an article about spoilers in this podcast. You can read it here: http://nerdbastards.com/2019/04/29/nerdom-and-the-bizarre-culture-around-being-spoiler-free/
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is over 20 movies long with a dozen TV shows and miniseries to its name. It’s about to finish its third “phase” and move into a new one. But Phase One still is and probably will remain my favorite phase.
This is a podcast not about how *good* each of the Star Wars movies are or even about how much I personally like them, but about how excited I’ve been for each of them…and why the movie I’m least excited to see is “The Rise of Skywalker”.
The characters are the most important part of any story; and the origin story is the most important part of any character.
There are a lot of reasons to be concerned about Disney’s recent acquisition of 20th Century Fox. But, there are reasons to be hopeful, as well.
Movies based on DC Comics have always had trouble finding their own identity; figuring out what movies to make and with whom. Here are my ideas for the franchise.
I turn 38 in a couple of weeks. If you think that’s going to stop me from loving the same kinds of things I loved as a kid, then you’ve got another think coming. An adult is merely a kid who has reached a certain age, and a kid is merely an adult who hasn’t reached that age. No adult should feel bad about enjoying things that are “meant for kids”.
(In this podcast, I referenced a Twitter thread from author Catherynne Valente. You can find it here: https://twitter.com/catvalente/status/1089293175360028674 )