The past few weeks have involved a whole lot of Spider-Man. My wife and I took two of my nephews to go see Into the Spider-Verse, I finished off all of the DLC for Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, and I've been reading through some comics. They've all been fantastic experiences, and have resolidified … Continue reading So much Spidey: Spider-Verse, PS4 DLC, and Kraven!
My wife is good enough and nerdy enough to go along with me on watching all sorts of ridiculous comic book and sci-fi movies, even though I don't go along with her for more grounded movies as often as I should. I've always preferred my fiction in some kind of an outlandish setting, be it … Continue reading Why “Wonder” and movies like it are hard for me to enjoy (a tribute to a good dog)
I've been a huge Harry Potter fan since my dad ordered the first book for me just as it came out in the United States. I'm actually re-reading the book series right now, albeit slowly. Having said that, the first Fantastic Beasts movie didn't totally thrill me. It was fine, it was fun, but it … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald sure is okay
The previews for 2017’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets made it look like a bonkers, over the top, sci-fi spectacle. My wife and I finally got around to watching it a week ago and found out that that was almost exactly what it was, but it’s also just a bit more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNrK7xVG3PM … Continue reading Valerian and the Fantasy Sci-Fi
Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a story that emphatically celebrates, to a fault, the kind of overzealous pop-culture indulgence that I love. Basically, the entire world has regressed to obsessing over 80s references to try to crack a puzzle made by an eccentric developer who created the VR world the populous retreats to … Continue reading Shiny and Less Gatekeepy: Ready Player One, the movie