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The failure of the DC Extended Universe

The failure of the DC Extended Universe

December 25th, 2016

Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (BvS) was released it has been clear to me that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) might be in trouble. With the release of Suicide Squad I can only conclude that it actually is in trouble. Deep trouble even. This is the third movie in a row that…

Looking back at: Saved By The Bell

Looking back at: Saved By The Bell

November 18th, 2016

If you were in your teens during the early 90’s chances are you probably watched Saved By The Bell. The main reason almost everybody from that generation has watched this show is simple: there was simply nothing else. I don’t mean that in a negative way actually. Saved By The Bell was simply the first…

Straight Outta Compton: return of the “hood movie”

Straight Outta Compton: return of the “hood movie”

August 23rd, 2015

With the release of Straight Outta Compton last week a somewhat dormant genre has been given a fresh breath of life: the “urban drama” or rather the “black urban drama” also known as “hood movies” though that term applies to all movies just set in a “hood”. There is an interesting circle of life thing…

In defense of George Lucas

In defense of George Lucas

May 27th, 2015

If there is one movie maker people love to hate it’s George Lucas. Lucas made himself an empire when he wrote and directed Star Wars back in 1977. This was the last highlight of his career as a director as the only movies he directed after that were the critically failed Star Wars prequel movies….

Looking back at: Glee

Looking back at: Glee

April 28th, 2015

For the kids at McKinley High the curtains have been closed and the fat lady has sung, or in this case the kids themselves. After 6 seasons, 121 episodes, 700+ songs Glee has come to an end. A show that began in 2009 and became an overnight sensation, only to slowly decline in quality and…