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You Don’t Actually Love Television

For years, I tried to write for television. I took meetings, wrote spec scripts, pitched original series, did tours, applied for entry-level positions, all trying to get my foot inside that proverbial door. And as I reflect on those actions, I realize that a part of me thought it wanted to be there because I […]

Gripes About Film Intros (yes again)

While I might be getting dangerously close to hyperbole AND snobbery, I think film intros is a dying art. Or maybe just an underserved, under-considered art. To be fair, I’m pointing mostly to things like MCU movies. In the MCU, we get a lot of characters kinda just showing up with flat character intros. There […]

Controversial X-Men Opinions

I’m back in it. Again and again. After completing a casual semi-circuit through the films and doing some reading of actual comic books (!!), and then to have my own son start the Younger Series (aka “The Fassbender-McAvoy Series”) all on his own (which is something, considering he’s 12 and generally if I like something, […]

Superhero Film Rank-narok Disparity (race and gender stuff)

While I was compiling this list, I managed to pull in all the critical grades from Metacritic, and compared those to my own rankings. I wanted to see where I agreed and disagreed with the film critic world. This was a bit of an ego trip, and I realized that I should have also pulled […]

The Great Superhero/Fantasy Movie Ranking Full List (aka Rank-narok)

I’ve got them all here so you don’t have to read all about them… but if you want to read, please do! From the bottom to the top… 95: “The Crimes of Grindelwald” 94: “Batman & Robin” 93: “Green Lantern” 92: “Attack of the Clones” 91: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” […]


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