So, to put it simply (and slightly cheesily) I'm fascinated with life. And, well, writing about films, TV shows, video games, music, travelling, philosophy and Formula 1 among other is a fun way to explore it.
Crazy, Weird Love: 5 Love Lessons from Weird Al Yankovic
So, love is pretty weird. It doesn't make any sense half of the time and can drive you mad. It's, well, complicated. Yet, this doesn't take anything away from our desire to explore and express it no matter how confusing or silly it sometimes might come out. In fact, that's probably why so many musicians literally sing about nothing else. That's also why I figured that in order to better understand this confusing driving force of human psyche, it might not be such a bad idea to learn from someone who specializes in exploring silly.
'Best F(r)iends'— My Little Ramble on One Fascinating F(r)iendship
There's something wonderful about midnight screenings to cult movies. This sense that everyone around you in the theater knows exactly why they're here and what they're in for. However, what about a cult movie that has not yet had time to truly become one. Moreover, one that will always be attached to one of the most oddly inspiring or inspiringly odd cinematic legacies out there in form of The Room?
It All Comes Together Where It Began: 4 Ways How Rest of the Star Wars Canon Enhances the Viewing Experience of 'A New Hope'
When a troubled indie movie called Star Wars took the world by storm in 1977, it created an enthusiastic fandom united in their love for the galaxy far away. However, as this galaxy expanded, so did the divide amongst it's fans to a point of having one of the most divisive fandoms out there. Now, while it's hardly a surprise considering we're talking about 40 plus years of hugely varying content, one still can't help but to wonder: is it even possible for the fandom to return to that uncompromised love for all things Star Wars that defined these early years?
My Little Over-Analysis of 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' - Part 5: Our First Proper Duel
So, we're finally here! Not just in the Duelist Kingdom, but at a point where the show settles into it's trademark rhythm of huge multi episode duels separated with some breathers from time to time. Furthermore, this is also the beginning of the first season's "Pokemon phase," as the next couple of episodes are simply about the gang hiking around Pegasus' island, meeting the foe of the day, beating them in a duel and maybe learning a lesson or two in the process (although Yugi and Joey do have a bit more profound motivations than "catching them all").
No Mercy For Cheap Fan Service: The 'Cobra Kai' 4-Step Guide On Getting Nostalgia Right
So you've just paid a few million dollars to acquire the rights to an iconic property, and you're planning to bring it back. And why wouldn't you?! You've just come into possession of one of the most widely consumed legal drugs out there today: nostalgia.
My Little Over-Analysis of 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' Part 4: Episode 3 "Journey to the Duelist Kingdom"
After the pleasant but slow set up of the first two episodes, one would have expected this one to take off exactly where the second one left off and jump straight into the Duelist Kingdom Tournament. Therefore, the decision to give us yet another set-up episode—this time without a single card game and with the notable absence of the show's poster boy Atem—might seem a bit odd.
A Force for Good Despite Itself: 4 Reasons Why the Bond Franchise Is Far from Inherently Sexist
With several of societies prominent figures finally called out on their sexist behaviour, it's not exactly a surprise that heavier attention has also been directed at pop culture's resident "sexist-misogynist-dinosaur"—Bond. And, well, whether it's 007's "kiss her until she likes it" flirting technique from Goldfinger or any other problematic moment in the franchise's long and varied history, there certainly isn't a shortage of material for anyone looking to make a case-and-point argument on why the Bond franchise is inherently sexist (or even why it needs to end because of it).
My Little Over-Analysis of 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' Part 3: Episode 2 'The Gauntlet Is Thrown'
As the pilot episode did what any proper opening move should do and simply let us settle into the world, this second one in turn does what any good follow-up should: it goes and unsettles that world for both us and the characters. More importantly, it does it in style, as the show's first main antagonist—the one and only Maximillion Pegasus—takes the centre stage and properly kicks season 1 in motion.
My Little Over-Analysis of 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' Part 1: Introduction to the Review Series
How does a kid's show centered around a trading card game build a long-lasting following as well as become the source material for one of the most successful internet parodies of all time (Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series)? Well, in the case of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters it's pretty much impossible to give it a straightforward answer. However, that's also what makes exploring it so much fun. And, well, this is exactly what this little review series is about.
My Little Over-Analysis of 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' Part 2: Episode 1 'The Heart of the Cards'
As far as pilot episodes go, this one pretty much nails it in terms of balance. On the one hand, it does a good job at establishing many of the show's staplers as well as introduce us to the world and the characters. In fact, a lot of this set up already gets taken care of even before the rather excellent opening credits roll, as we learn of the show's ancient Egyptian themed lore and how it all connects to our lead Yugi.
Revving Up For Formula 1 2018: 6 Key Questions Ahead of the Season
As F1 enters it's second season under the new regulations and leadership, there can really only be one goal: improvement. Now, don't get me wrong, 2017 was a nice introduction to a new era. It's just that, well, for the changes to really justify themselves, everything should be just that tiny bit better in 2018. Cars were fast in 2017 now they should be even quicker (which they are). Things, got a whole lot more interactive and social media savy in 2017, now it should get even better in that department, etc.
Power Can Be Held in the Smallest of Things: Celebrating the Ridiculous Attention to Detail in the 'Lord of the Rings' Franchise
Whether it be the hobbits or the ring itself, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is essentially a lesson on how small things can often make a huge difference. A rather fitting notion, considering that it also perfectly sums up Tolkien's phenomenon on the whole. Simply put, he didn't just set out to tell a story, but rather to create a world so detailed, so vibrant, that it really feels more like reading up on actual history than make-believe. Therefore, if one was ever going to successfully bring these stories onto silver screen, there was only one way for going about it: by being more obsessed with detail than Gollum with his precious.