The Harry Potter Fan Theory That Explains Hogwarts’ Finances

Just another Fan Theory Friday I finished reading the Harry Potter novels at the age of thirty. I read the first four books as they were released, starting the first one when I was twelve. By the time the fifth one (The Order of the Phoenix) was released, I had lost interest and started to …

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Why Will Ferrell Should’ve Played George W. Bush in Vice

A sort of (but not really) film review Let’s get something out of the way: yes, Christian Bale is great in Vice. He crushes it. He destroys it. He is Dick Cheney. People are saying he deserves awards and he appears to be winning them and, sure, he deserves the awards. He deserves the praise, …

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Some takes on 2017, before it ends

The end of 2017 is nigh. And with it, the top ten lists, the retrospectives, the predictions. Rather than the Top Books Published in 2017 or the Best Films of the Year or anything like this, here's my list of opinions, ideas, and arguments that I have not already written about in 2017 and would …

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Why Die Hard 2 is a Better Christmas Movie Than Die Hard

It's the season of Die Hard. The season of "Die Hard is the best Christmas movie." Or, at the very least, "did you know Die Hard is a Christmas movie."   Die Hard is, inarguably, a Christmas Movie. This is an accepted reality in our zeitgeist. Many have argued for it, with the majority of the arguments …

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No, the Alien Covenant Ending Was Not an Obvious Twist. It Was Dramatic Irony.

It was the best of Alien films, it was the worst of Alien films, it was the sequel to Prometheus, it was the prequel to Alien, it was the story of David, it was the story of Lucifer, it had an awesome ending, it had the worst ending ever -- in short, Alien: Covenant was …

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Ten Ways to Celebrate #MoonLandingDay and Moon Landing Week 2017

The big week is here: Moon Landing Week! Or at least, it eventually will be known as Moon Landing Week. For now, we know that this upcoming Thursday (July 20th) is the 48th anniversary of the Moon Landing... or perhaps we don't. Perhaps you just learned that now. In honor of this year's Moon Landing …

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Twelve Ways to Get Hyped for Fargo’s Third Season

The trailers are out for the third season of Fargo and there isn't much more to say about them than "okay then." As in, it looks good. Pretty darn good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbV47R1g_vo But it's not here yet. The third season of the anthology will premier in late April, giving us time to either rewatch the first …

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