SAY WHAT YOU WILL ABOUT JUSTICE LEAGUE, IT AT LEAST ANSWERED THIS QUESTION

For Man of Steel, Gillette ran the following ad campaign: Warner Brothers even continued it’s promotional relationship with Gillette for Justice League. If they really wanted to own the CG mustache removal they could have had a lot of fun with this. I would suggest the following alternate copy: “Not everybody can afford millions of dollars for digital mustache removal.” Advertisements Continue reading SAY WHAT YOU WILL ABOUT JUSTICE LEAGUE, IT AT LEAST ANSWERED THIS QUESTION

HOW TO GET AWAY WITH KENNETH BRANAGH’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

**BIG TIME SPOILERS** Overall, I loved Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. I love the clarity of the story and setting. I love the hammy, arch performances by the game cast (especially Branagh’s own mustachioed performance as Hercule Poirot). Being wholly unfamiliar with the material, I love retroactively clocking the movie Snowpiercer as a warped, dystopian grandchild of this story. And … Continue reading HOW TO GET AWAY WITH KENNETH BRANAGH’S MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

I kept telling people that I was excited at the notion of composer Mark Mothersbaugh doing the music for Thor: Ragnarok because he did all the music I loved from Wes Anderson’s movies. What I COMPLETELY forgot to also say is that he was also the founder and a main creative force for the band Devo. The track above is called “Grandmaster Jam Session” and … Continue reading WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

A… UH… YOU KNOW… UH… FASCINATING TRANSITION: THE UNSHAKEABLE THEME SONG TO UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

*Some Light SPOILERS* It’s been a few weeks since I powered through the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and while I certainly enjoyed the manic silliness of the whole show (which was created by the 30 Rock folks Tina Fey and Robert Carlock), the thing I find myself thinking about the most is that amazing little theme song. Basically, I love it because it’s super … Continue reading A… UH… YOU KNOW… UH… FASCINATING TRANSITION: THE UNSHAKEABLE THEME SONG TO UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT

I THINK WE’RE ALL BASICALLY DONE WITH BETRAYAL, RIGHT?

*Some Big Spoilers for Snowpiercer* There was a time when I loved nothing more in a movie, TV show, or comic than a good old fashioned eleventh hour betrayal. There’s obviously a proud literary tradition of betrayal in fiction that includes the Bible, Milton, and Shakespeare, but here are a couple of random but well-known contemporary examples: The Empire Strikes Back. The first season of … Continue reading I THINK WE’RE ALL BASICALLY DONE WITH BETRAYAL, RIGHT?

THE CW’S ARROW: ONE LAST THOUGHT AND THEN I WILL SHUT UP ABOUT IT

Back in February I posted a thing about The CW show Arrow, which is based on the DC Comics character Green Arrow. I fell off watching it for a while, because of things like Mad Men, House of Cards, and Game of Thrones, but now I am back, smack in the doldrums of the middle of the first season. The series started very strongly and … Continue reading THE CW’S ARROW: ONE LAST THOUGHT AND THEN I WILL SHUT UP ABOUT IT