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The Walking Dead needs an endgame

The Walking Dead needs an endgame

February 5th, 2017

Picking a TV show to watch is something I take seriously. You’re often committing yourself to many hours of watching something that often lasts years. I approach TV shows almost the same way I do movies: no matter how bad a movie is, once I started watching it I’m going to sit through it. Only…

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…

What The Franchise?! – Leprechaun

What The Franchise?! – Leprechaun

February 11th, 2015

Studios love nothing more than a movie that’s guaranteed to bring in a minimum amount of money. Since movie making is always a gamble nothing gets green lighted as easy as a sequel to a box-office smash. Sometimes these perform so well a third installment is in the works in no time and so a…

The similarities between Arrow and the Dark Knight Trilogy

The similarities between Arrow and the Dark Knight Trilogy

January 4th, 2015

2012 was a good year for comic book fans as it brought us movies like The Avengers and Christopher Nolan’s conclusion of his Dark Knight trilogy titled “The Dark Knight Rises”. Also in that year a new TV show was introduced: Arrow. A show about a DC comics character, the same publishing company that owns…

Frozen: the most overrated movie of all time?

Frozen: the most overrated movie of all time?

May 27th, 2014

Today I came across an article with a title that pretty much covers it all: “Frozen” now no. 5 all-time at global box office. Ever since Frozen was released in november 2013 it seemed to have taken the world by snowstorm. It received good reviews, won an Oscar for best song and somehow is still…

Looking back at: The Bridge

Looking back at: The Bridge

October 5th, 2013

If I was to describe The Bridge in one sentence it be something like “Se7en stretched out over 10 hours”. The similarities are hard to ignore: Two very different police inspectors/detectives investigate a series of murders that have a common theme. In Seven it where the seven deadly sins, in The Bridge it’s inequality for…

Looking back at: The Sopranos

Looking back at: The Sopranos

September 26th, 2013

Just a mere two weeks after I finished watching the entire series of The Sopranos for the first time the Writers Guild of America named it the best-written show in television history. It’s just another appraisal for a TV-series that has become legendary and is known to be responsible for bringing TV shows to a…

Looking back at: The Flash

Looking back at: The Flash

February 17th, 2013

When you were comic book fan before 1998 you had it really bad in terms of movie adaptations. Sure you had Superman and Batman in 2 good motion pictures but for every good comic book adaptation you had at least a dozen failed ones, most of them even terrible. I became infatuated with the Spider-man…