Sing Street is everything a coming-of-age film ought to be but rarely is: tense and dramatic, but ultimately uplifting, with true and valuable life lessons.
In case you aren’t aware, Netflix changes out their selections every month. After combing the list of new titles coming in December, here are the selections I’ll be keeping an eye (or two) on.
Last Oscar season, the Academy gave Best Picture to a film that did not win opening weekend. (more…)
It goes without saying that Disney has been very busy on the Star Wars front. Specifically where the Rebels TV series is concerned, quite a bit has happened already.
The horror genre is all too often a canvas for graphic depictions of evil with no redeeming qualities. But the horror-influenced Netflix original Stranger Things uses those frightening elements to a greater purpose. Few stories with these elements use them to such great effect, in a way that makes it not only a fantastic story, but also in a way that, implicitly, leads us closer to a Christian worldview.
Superhero movies and TV shows are at an all-time high. We’re approaching a regular output of six to eight major blockbusters in the genre per year, with no sign of slowing down. So logically, it’s the perfect time for a ridiculous, over-the-top parody of the superhero genre. This, in a nutshell, is The Tick.
Remember that time that Otto Octavius was Spider-Man?
Antiheroes are all the rage, and the Suicide Squad property has certainly ridden that wave. The New 52 reboot, unlike the film, does have its moments, even if overall it’s little more than a superfluous indulgence.
The greatest test of the secondary characters of the Batman mythos has always been how to stand apart. Sure, people like Batgirl, Nightwing, Red Hood, etc., but is that just an extension of the Dark Knight? And if so, are these characters actually good, or are they just a knock-off stand-in similar to shoddy fan fiction?
Media can be used for great good. But, as we all know, it can do great harm as well. That’s really in the message more than the medium, but there are certain forms of media that have gotten a really bad rap. Video Games is one of them. But, contrary to what many may think, video games are not inherently harmful. Here are five reasons why.