I’d heard about the ‘80s Han Solo trilogy of books, but the existence of The Adventures of Lando Calrissian was news to me. I tracked these vintage paperbacks down the day I heard about them, and they’re basically worth it for the great pulp covers alone. I finished the first installment, Lando Calrissian and the … More The Lando System
I know what you’re thinking – I need to watch more Nic Cage movies.
I should’ve posted this by now, but this past week I appeared on the super cool Nostalgia Theater podcast. Zaki and I had a terrific conversation about the He-Man franchise throughout the years, and our own personal history with the toys and characters. If you haven’t already, I hope you check it out!
Look, I’ve been around. I know how online anger in general, and pop culture snobbery in specific, work. I’ve read about three billion hot takes on Ready Player One already. As such, I promise I’ll keep this short and not assume I’m being too clever or revolutionary in my thinking. I read the book at … More “Ready Player One” and Popular Culture in Storytelling
21 movies this month, bringing the yearly total to 49. Assuming we don’t watch anything tonight, that is. It’s okay if I count Black Panther twice, right?
I’ve got another comic book movie review up on ComicBookMedia.com! This one is covering Whiteout, a pretty underwhelming adaptation of a pretty great indie comic series. It’s hard to find anyone saying anything positive about this flick, so I did try to be nice about my critiques. Still, though, this movie is rough. Check it … More Whiteout (2009) ComicBookMedia review
The fantastic pop culture poetry site Barrelhouse was kind enough to post an essay of mine for their Valentines Day themed series “POP Love!” Given the prompt of celebrity crushes and that weird intersection between real love and fake people, my mind went back to high school and the Britney Spears shrine in my locker. … More An Introduction to Irony