Danny Duff is a writer and filmmaker. He likes writing about movies, TV, and sometimes video games.
Batman Beyond is the Best Spider-Man Series
Batman Beyond is the best Spider-Man series. Well, that's probably an over exaggeration, but lets get some of the similarities out of the way:
Queen's Gambit Hot Take
Here is my Hot take on the Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit: You can skip the first episode and a half and you don’t miss anything.
The Sound of the Best Musical
The Sound of Music is the best musical because it's actually about music. So I don’t really like musicals that much. I have a hard time getting over the whole, characters randomly bursting into song for no reason, thing. But The Sound of Music does something really interesting with the music that I think justifies the genre more than any other movie musical.
Nicktoons Video Games
Heard of The Avengers? Fuck that! This is the greatest crossover event in history. As a child of the early 2000s the Nicktoons Unite games were the coolest thing ever. A game series bringing together the biggest Nickelodeon characters of the time, SpongeBob, Jimmy Neutron, Timmy Turner, and ya boi, Daniel Phantom. They did a whole bunch of these, and today I want to talk about them. This era was an interesting time, where there was a lot of cross platform licensed games, often from different developers. I decided to play through all the GBA versions of these Nickelodeon classics. Why not play the console versions that have actual cutscenes and voice acting that is probably better content to talk about? Because I didn’t play those versions when I was a kid! This is what I could afford, so shut up!
The NOT Indiana Jones Collection
The late 90s-early 2000s were an interesting time. We already got a Star Wars revival in the prequels, and so I feel that there was this Indiana Jones void waiting to be filled. The world was ready for another classic feeling adventure movie. And so we got what I call "The NOT Indiana Jones Collection." A series of mostly unrelated movies that attempted to recapture that Indy/adventure serial energy.
Spongebob: The New Spongebob Movie is the worst thing in 2020 since the Coronavirus
Spongebob: The New Spongebob Movie is the worst thing to happen to 2020 since the coronavirus. This movie was so bad it made me wish that movie theatres remained closed, and it made me reconsider if they should ever reopen if this is the kind of shit Hollywood passes off as a movie nowadays.
Star Wars, Disney +, and is anyone else sick of Ahsoka?
Disney + is still kinda bad. The Mandalorian is good. But The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker confirmed my suspicion that Star Wars has been a dead brand since 1983. The best idea in the entire series from the last 30 years, (aside from the holy 2003 Clone Wars miniseries of course), is that time they brought back Darth Maul with spider legs. So yeah, the bar was extremely low, and The Mandalorian didn’t have to do a lot to be a hit. It’s refreshingly good. It’s simple, it’s a space western, and it makes good Star Wars look easy.
I Am Not Okay With 'I Am Not Okay With This'
I Am Not Okay With This is the hot new Netflix series capitalizing on the success of Stranger Things staring that one girl from IT and that one boy from IT that was also in Guardians of the Galaxy. It is essentially a remake of a Steven King property, but I can't say which one without spoiling the entire plot. So this is your spoiler warning.