Media Monday

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Zendaya, Adaptations, and When Race Matters

When I see the vitriol lobbed to Zendaya for being signed on to play Mary Jane, or Michael B. Jordan to play Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four, or Scarlett Johansson for being signed on to play Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, I can understand. But I don’t agree…most of the time. Continue reading


I Don’t Want to Say Goodbye

I will say this last goodbye. Continue reading

How Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Can Raise Its Grade

In 2008, Marvel Studios released the first Iron Man movie and thus created the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Iron Man was followed by, to date, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Thor: The Dark World. Marvel had done on the screen what it had done in … Continue reading

Lessons True Blood Can Learn From Game of Thrones

True Blood and Game of Thrones are two of the most popular shows on HBO. Both have been nominated for and won numerous awards. True Blood is a series about a psychic waitress named Sookie Stackhouse and her adventures and mis-adventures with the local supernatural community. Game of Thrones is about seven kingdoms all vying for the … Continue reading

The Dark Knight Rises vs. Avengers

This is the debate that was coming. The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) vs. The Avengers. Which one was a better movie? It’s hard for me to say. I loved them both, but the films are akin to apples and oranges. While both are fruit, they are different kinds. The Avengers and TDKR are both superhero … Continue reading

Christian Grey, Magic Mike, and Mommy Porn

“The world has changed.” Cate Blanchett quoted these words in the beginning of my favorite movie The Lord of the Rings. (I consider the whole trilogy one movie.) Truly, the world has changed, but lately it’s changed in a way that has me as a man, wondering. The rise of Mommy Porn. Before you report … Continue reading

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