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.
Looking for the Man Behind the Mythos: 6 Small but Clever Windows Into James Bond's Character
In a sense, being a Bond fan is kind of like having this enigmatic friend or acquaintance. You know, that type of person with whom you always enjoy hanging out with but—outside the time you've spent together—don't really know much about. Sure, you might get curious from time to time but you usually just leave it be, as it's clear that for whatever reason, this person likes to keeps things close to chest.
From Jar Jar to Dr. Christmas Jones: In Defence Of 3 Disliked Fictional Characters
When looking at some of the most hated characters in fiction, they all seem to have a strange commonality — they're never boring. Sure, we might hate them because they're annoying, tonally off, or downright insulting but they do tend to leave a lasting impression. That, in turn, leads us to a funny little truth. However misguided, there has got to be a fair amount of passion behind them. And where there's passion, there are usually a few hidden virtues to be found.
From Azkaban to the Galaxy Far Away: 3 Video Game Ideas Just Begging to Happen
Video games have come a long way. What was once a simple way to pass the time has now become its own storytelling (and artistic) medium on par with books, television, and film. Something which is perfectly encapsulated in today's video game adaptions of famous properties. No longer are they a way to cash in on them, but rather a vessel to explore these beloved fictional universes in a manner books, tv and film simply can't.
Brilliance Within Clunkiness: 6 Times When The Dialogue In The Star Wars Prequels Was Actually Great
The fall of Anakin Skywalker and the Galactic Republic as depicted in the Star Wars prequels plays out like a true Shakespearean tragedy. Unfortunately, same can't quite be said about the dialogue within them. From the time when Anakin made his feelings about sand very clear to numerous other wooden lines, Lucas's dialogue stands as one of the key points of criticism many have towards these movies.
8 Cinematic Road Trips Worth Taking
When watching a movie, we go on a journey. Granted, it might just be a metaphorical one and only last an hour or two, but it's nevertheless a real and emotional experience. Now, it is perhaps for that reason why I've come to view road movies as something of an ideal film genre. Simply put, what better way to invite the viewer on that metaphorical journey than by putting the film's characters through an actual one? So, whether they aim to make us think or simply entertain, let's celebrate the simple brilliance of the road movie sub genre by taking a look at eight excellent cinematic road trips.
3 Factors That Make 'Digimon Adventure' A Triumph In Telling A Story With Multiple Leads
There are many ways to break down the lasting legacy of Digimon Adventure. One could bring up the show's surprisingly mature themes or ingenious world-building. Additionally, seeing some inventively designed monsters fight each other might just play a small part as well.
Spark In The Dark: A Look Into Darth Vader's Twisted Sense Of Humor
"Be careful not to choke on your aspirations, Director." Although it remains to be seen just how well Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is going to stand the test of time with in the Star Wars universe, it's fair to say that the Darth Vader hallway scene has found its place among the franchise's all-time most memorable moments. However, the same can't be said of Vader's earlier cinematic confrontation with Krennic and, more precisely, that quote above, as many fans initially felt it was a bit out of character and an unnecessary addition to an otherwise great scene.
Celebrating The 6 Most Lethal Ladies In The James Bond Franchise
The Bond franchise has had its fair share of critics regarding the way it has approached some of its female characters. Yet, as the years have passed, even the harshest ones will have to admit that, for a series revolving around (as Judi Dench's M once so elegantly put it) "a sexist misogynist dinosaur, Bond has certainly been paired up with a fair amount of more than capable female allies during his missions.
Why The Infamous 'Best Picture Fail' Was Actually A Great Moment For The Oscars
Safe to say that the most talked about Oscars 2017 moment — falsely announcing the winner of the year's biggest film award, and then having that mistakenly proclaimed winner find out about it mid-victory speech — will not go down as the proudest moment in the history of the Academy Awards. Rather obviously, it caused a major heartbreak for one group of people (the amazing cast and crew of La La Land) and partially spoiled a special moment for other (the equally amazing cast and crew of Moonlight).
It's Time To D-D-D Duel: 3 Factors That Made 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters' So Endearing
As a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh, I'm the first one to admit that, at first glance, the long-lasting appeal of the show might be hard to understand. I mean, here we have a kids anime that ran in the early 2000s, largely with a purpose to sell a trading card game. Yet, after all these years, it's getting a feature-length film (with the brilliant original cast returning). Furthermore, it's the source material for the highly popular Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series — a brilliant and clever parody/homage, which often seems to be as beloved by the fans as the actual show itself.