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What Ready Player One Could Learn from The Lego Movie

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline takes place in a dystopian future, where the population of Earth spends all of its time in a virtual reality game called the OASIS.  The game developer who created the OASIS, James Halliday, d...


Pacific Rim: Uprising is a Model For Fun Blockbusters

Pacific Rim: Uprising is an absolute blast of a film in the way only giant robots squaring off against other giant robots and even larger alien monsters can be. It’s rare for a larger-than-life action blockbuster to really im...


Are Stingers Still Fun?

I had a lot of fun at the movies last year. Truly, 2017 was packed with fun, excitement, drama, and perhaps most surprisingly: deep thought. More than in years past, I found myself drawn back to the silver screen by interesting...



Please Take Away My Goddamn MoviePass: Death Wish

Any number of critics can tell you all about the numerous failings of Eli Roth’s Death Wish reboot. A phoned-in performance from Bruce Willis, bland action sequences, poor cinematography, a script so far in the toilet you may...


Analyzing Star Wars Through An Insurgency Theory Lens

As insurgencies have supplanted great power conflict as the prime mode of warfare, a number of classifications have evolved in an attempt to better understand how insurgencies function. Rather than re-litigating an existing ins...