Metatextual superhero stories are sort of having a moment. Watchmen has a TV reboot on HBO, 'Joker' is an ambitious and transgressive remix of one of DC's most beloved stories, and a third Deadpool movie seems all but guaranteed. Why do modern audiences have such an appetite for stories showing the flaws in superhero stories? … Continue reading ‘The Boys’ season 1 review
This review contains spoilers. Whatever I have to say about Joker, I have to start with this: It was a powerful movie. When Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) kills talk-show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro), it is a powerful scene. The brake lines are cut on his psyche as soon as he walks through the … Continue reading Joker was an upsetting, unpleasant mess
I recently was sent a youtube video by my GM. "This song is pretty much the tone of the villain" he told me, linking me to Let the Monster Rise. I consider myself a bit of a musical lover, so I was surprised I hadn't so much as heard of it. Then I watched the … Continue reading Repo: A Genetic Opera and Cult Classics
This week on the Cinnamon Post Brunch Club, two of the three friends discuss their experiences and thoughts about Game Of Thrones as a whole, and also of Season 8 at the halfway mark. Celia got a little mad there for a minute, but she recovered, and Alex handled it gracefully. The CPBC Podcast is … Continue reading CPBC #14 – Game of Thrones
This week on the Cinnamon Post Brunch Club, the three friends get together to discuss definitely the biggest blockbuster of 2019, Detective Pikachu. There is no other film that has come out this year that was more worth discussing. Just our sweet, yellow, sarcastic friend, solving crimes. Movies discussed: Detective Pikachu, Pokemon (2000) The CPBC … Continue reading CPBC #13 – Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
On episode one of the Cinnamon Post Brunch Club, Celia and Kiersten talk about their experiences watching Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Alex definitely was not invited this time. The CPBC Podcast is a weekly chat with Alex, Kiersten, and Celia about whatever films we've seen lately, or games we've been playing.