The disappearance of Robin Hood can be stated simply. In the last few decades, writers keep making one or two mistakes when writing Robin Hood. First, they take a grim, gritty, realistic approach to the tone of the story and characters. Second, they interpret Robin’s outlaw status to make him transgressive in a way that … Continue reading Looking for Robin Hood
https://youtu.be/FqhC5fMyU_I If you would have genuine entertainment, it is best to eschew the products corporate mills like Disney put out and seek out independent creators. We are everywhere and producing thrilling tales all the time. Some of my favorites are John C. Wright, Brian Neimeier, Declan Finn, Adam Lane Smith and Benjamin Cheah to name … Continue reading Corporate Rot and Pop Culture
I've never watched the Golden Globes. I've never been so much as tempted to watch this circle jerk of an award show. After reading about it at VOX POPOLI, I just had to track down this vid. Oh. My. Goodness. https://youtu.be/LCNdTLHZAeo The Times, they do seem to be a'changing!
Blade weapon combinations from nearly every epoch with battle choreography much better than anything ever produced by Hollywood. Check it out. Warning! It may lead to acute binge watching. https://youtu.be/ACBXbJd80a0
"The imaginative power of Star Wars’s IP has been systematically stripped away into a confused and contradictory mess loaded down with contemporary politics. The simple, yet rich story of the originals (and even of the prequels, for all their faults) now suffers from a soulless and pointless tumor that grinds the rich characters of the … Continue reading Talking Dying Franchises at ‘The Federalist’
... And it was made with a Broken Smartphone!
Below are snippets from a long-lost episode of the X-Men's long-storied past. This is an episode not likely to be inserted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe anytime soon. Too bad. I'd wager it would be more critically and commercially successful than the misadventure which is the most Recent Installment in Marvel Comics' mutants movie franchise. … Continue reading The X-Men Go To Church
In one of my First Posts on this site, I proposed that the Harvey Weinstein Scandal breaking less than a fortnight after the death of Hugh Hefner portended the beginning of the end for the sexual revolution. While I celebrated the fall of Weinstein, Weiner et al, I did say they were just the rot on the … Continue reading Hollywood, Delenda Est!
During the height of the Cold War, science fiction author, Jerry Pournelle envisioned a future alliance between America and Russia that would carve up the world between them. He named this future super-duper world power, the Co-Dominion. At the time I thought it a fanciful notion, a good idea that could never, ever materialize. I was … Continue reading The Co-Dominion Is Born!
Or Just Fighting Machines With Breasts? It is refreshing and heartening to have come across one so young that is also this wise among the generation that has brought us condom snorting, Tide Pod eating and David Hogg. https://youtu.be/Jumw30_j9cs Thanks to John C Wright's blog wherein I found the video.