Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.
Why Disney's Raya and the Last Dragon has me losing my mind
There's no denying that Disney has played a huge role in shaping or influencing our childhoods, especially their animated movies. As a kid I would watch all the Disney Princess movies with an almost obsessive intensity. I'm still very confident in being able to sing the theme songs from each movie (even though I am admittedly very tone deaf). If I had to name my favourite movies, it would have to 'Aladdin'. The original animated movie, has a very special place in my heart because of Princess Jasmine.
Could Cruella Remind Us Why We Love Disney Villains?
If you were to ask the average person what they remember about Disney’s 1961 animated film 101 Dalmatians, they will ALWAYS, without exception, bring up its iconic baddie Cruella De Vil. With her distinctive black and white hair, gigantic fur coat and obsession with turning the titular animals into a new item of clothing, Cruella De Vil is one of the quintessential Disney villains. Cruella’s popularity is now being exploited by the forthcoming 101 Dalmatians prequel Cruella, which reveals the backstory of the notorious villain. Set in 1970s London, Cruella explores how Estella De Vil became the deranged clothing mogul who has terrified so many of us over the decades. The project was first announced in 2011, and has gone through several directors and screenwriters, with I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie overseeing the finished film. Cruella is being released in May, and the promotional campaign has begun in earnest with the first posters and trailer, released last week.
Movies to Check Out in 2021
[Note for Anyone Reading This: There are spoilers I will talk about when it comes to some of the movies mentioned in this article. Just so you know....
Why I dislike Ross from Friends
I don't like Ross. When Rachel got off the plane to be with him. I was more than a little upset. She was giving up a major opportunity to be with a guy who clearly did not appreciate her work or support her dreams. I mean, she didn't say she was going to stay in France forever. And he considered moving to England to be with Emily, but decided not to because of Ben. But Ben is older now and Emma, his other child who is younger so less able to travel to visit him, would likely be going with Rachel. Really, if he cared about her, he would have encouraged her to go live her dreams. She was really excited about going and it was a great opportunity. If it continued, I would be willing to bet that she resented him for keeping her from that opportunity. And, because Rachel isn't perfect either and tends to be a bit petty, I could see her bringing it up every time they got into an argument going forward.
Pay Attention, 007
'No Time To Die' will not only mark the end of Daniel Craig's blockbusting run as 007, it will also be the 25th installment in the globe-trotting adventures of the world's favorite (not so) secret agent.
Negroes in Narnia
“It’s based on Medieval Northern Europe and there aren’t many black people in Europe.” “They changed that character to a person of color to fulfill a diversity quota! It ruins the character!”
WandaVision: What Will Happen To Darcy Inside The Hex?
WARNING: SPOILERS for WandaVision episode 6, 'All-New Halloween Spooktacular!'. A lot went on in WandaVision's sixth episode, 'All-New Halloween Spooktacular'. Vision embarked on his own investigation of Westview, the twins gained powers, hinting at their possible future as members of the Young Avengers, and finally, when Vision's investigations lead him into a spot of trouble, Wanda expands the borders of Westview to save his life.
Origin of the Phrase 'Cut to the Chase'
You might be surprised to find out the origin of the phrase "cut to the chase." You have probably heard it being used, but you might not have any idea what it means. Therefore, I will cut to the chase and give you the background of the phrase.
How Pedro Pascal's HBO Deal Will Affect The Future Of 'Star Wars'
“First position.” That's how Deadline described Pedro Pascal’s thoughts on whether his role in HBO’s upcoming series The Last of Us will affect season 3 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian.
The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears
On February 5th, FX and Hulu premiered "Framing Britney Spears," the sixth episode of The New York Times Presents series. It discusses Britney's life as a pop sensation, how fame led to her breakdown, and an update on her conservatorship ane her fight for ownership of her life and estate.
Why We Need To Stop Romanticizing Our Teenage Years
I was a very mild teenager. I didn’t drink, smoke, go to parties, or do anything wild, really. And for the most part, I was pretty happy with my life.
How dystopian YA shaped Gen Z
From roughly 2010-2014, dystopian YA was all the rage. Rising political tensions, war and a recession from the previous decade had curdled into the rise of the dystopian genre: where horrifyingly oppressive governments committed grave atrocities against the people they were supposed to protect, leaving it to teenagers (who were usually cisgender, white and heterosexual) to save the world.