The Best-Friend Plot-Device

The Take published this video the other day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQgmcQwbJew And it reminded me of one of my old Tumblr Posts. http://sildarmillionsays.tumblr.com/post/34657749208/the-best-friend-plot-device I wrote this back when I was, well, less gentle in expressing my thoughts. I used to think writing strong and forceful opinions made for a more entertaining read, but that's beside the point. … Continue reading The Best-Friend Plot-Device

Future adaptations of Little Women

(Written back in January. Just didn't get around to posting.) When I heard there was going to be a new Little Women movie, I thought to myself, what more can they do with this story? I've only ever watched the 1994 adaptation, and while I'm not exactly a fan, I just felt like it did … Continue reading Future adaptations of Little Women

The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman

One of the things about Aquaman that struck me was how he approached love-interest Mera. Based on movies that came out since the beginning of Hollywood, and the casting of the manliest man like Jason Momoa, we would have expected the hero to surely sweep the woman off her feet and sweep her into a … Continue reading The Evolution of Men from Khal Drogo to Aquaman

The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

After watching The Crimes of Grindelwald, I decided to write down everything about the movie that confused me. (Note that these are not all plot holes. Some are just stuff that might take multiple viewings to understand, but I doubt I want to watch this movie again.) (Spoiler warning, btw, in case the title didn't … Continue reading The Crimes of Grindelwald is Full of Plot Holes and Here is Why That Matters

The Big Sick Backlash

The Big Sick is a universally lauded film, which got a standing ovation at Sundance and has a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes (as of writing this at least). But haters gonna hate, right? My Facebook actually had a bunch of articles that were less than pleased with the movie. The truth is, I completely related to … Continue reading The Big Sick Backlash