Sci-fi is at its best when it holds a mirror to our society. Films like Minority Report, Children of Men, The Day the Earth Stood Still, District Nine, and Star Trek are all great sci-fi films that have strong messages at their core. It's one of the reasons that the science fiction genre resonates with … Continue reading Super Issues: the critical eye of sci-fi
Nerd culture is all about the little things. We love to scrutinize and analyze every tiny morsel that we can find online. Set photos, casting announcements, leaked scripts all make nerds drool at the mouth. Speculating is half the fun of being supremely passionate about all things nerdy. Perhaps the biggest point of speculation that … Continue reading Is scrutiny ruining nerd culture?
With 2017 in full swing, now is the perfect time to look back at 2016 and how movies represented our culture. Movies are a good litmus test for what popular culture is at a certain time. Art often defines a specific moment in time and movies often define the time in which they were released. … Continue reading Disney is our Culture
Never underestimate the passion of a nerd. Nerds are some the most passionate people you ever meet. When a nerd falls in love with a movie, show, or comic, they will follow it to the end of days. Their love for a property will over-shadow any flaws or shortcomings about it. Their passion for what … Continue reading The Power of Fandom
Brands are incredible things. If properly cared for, they inspire powerful loyalty among their fans. The prime example of this is Disney. Disney is seen as everything good about the world. It appeals to both young and old. It creates shared experiences between wildly different people. Its park is literally called the happiest place on … Continue reading Nintendoland: Bigger than Video Games
Hollywood is not a kind place for women. Actresses have historically been relegated to the role of the damsel in distress. There simply to motivate the male character into saving the day. Female directors are rarely given the chance to showcase their unique artistic voice in the same way as their male counterparts. Hollywood is … Continue reading Wonder Woman: Symbol of Change
A common complaint every year is that movies are playing it too safe. Everything is a sequel or a reboot or gritty re-imagining. Just look to a previous blog to see just how much Hollywood cashes in on our nostalgia. But one genre that continually seems to be keeping creativity alive in tinsel-town is horror … Continue reading The Two Sides of Horror