Balancing Feel and Story

More often than not, I'll forfeit the ability to experience a story with my own imagination via books for watching TV or a movie. It's weird to admit as someone who's studied English for the better part of his life, but I really don't love reading. I honestly never really did. In fact, unless I've… Continue reading Balancing Feel and Story

The Unpopular Death Note Theory

So about a month ago, I talked about how determining if books aren't inherently better than their film adaptations. It's all subjective. Link to that post is here if you'd like to read it. Today, I wanted to bring it up again because Netflix just released their live-action film adaptation of the Death Note anime. And… Continue reading The Unpopular Death Note Theory

More of the Same

So, I like to re-watch things. Actually, I love to rewatch things. This is something that usually sort of shocks people when I share it because, while some people like to rewatch things, I take to another level. To put it bluntly, I honestly have no idea how many times I've seen entire series like Parks &… Continue reading More of the Same

From Page to Picture: Is either better?

I'm sure we've all heard the phrase "the book was better than the movie." Personally, this never really made much sense to me. So in my attempt to get both sides of the argument, I found a like-minded and lengthy post on why it's completely up to individual experience to decide if either is better.… Continue reading From Page to Picture: Is either better?

Movie Mischief Unmanaged

Despite that oh-so-clever headline, no, I'm not going to talk about Harry Potter. Instead, I'd like to talk about how the over-abundance of clips, trailers, and behind-the-scenes videos are shaping the marketing of movies. And I'll leave you to decide whether that's a good thing. It would be silly to talk on this topic without… Continue reading Movie Mischief Unmanaged

Marvel Movie Monotony

Make it dark. Make it grim. Make it tough. But then for the love of God, tell a joke. - Joss Whedon This quote from my favorite director and screenwriter is quite situational. And because he was writer and director for both Avengers movie and worked on many early Marvel films, he's pretty responsible for… Continue reading Marvel Movie Monotony