The Dark Knight.

It's not exactly a light movie, but I find it so very comforting. I can watch that movie any day of the week and associate it with a certain time in my life, as it came out in the middle of my college years. I think about being a little younger and dumber and anticipating this movie to come out with my… » 8/12/14 2:13pm 8/12/14 2:13pm

My freshman year at Kalamazoo College (in bee-yootiful Kalamazoo, Michigan), in the dead of January, I was going through what could, at its simplest, be called a 'weird phase.' I was staying up until dawn and reading/writing whatever fucked-up stories came my way. I wouldn't even start my coursework until after… » 8/04/14 2:15pm 8/04/14 2:15pm

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and not even the first half. Just the scenes with the Rhino. Those scenes are so over-the-top bad that an entire movie of cheese would have redeemed an otherwise floundering franchise. The only time this movie made me feel anything was when laughably baffling Russian accents were involved.… » 7/03/14 2:18pm 7/03/14 2:18pm

The film is being scored by Tyler Bates and I'd imagine they'll be two entirely separate albums. Outside of the Iron Man films, Marvel has forgone the 'score with additional soundtrack album' model of the 90s, and even then it's been wholly split. 'MUSIC INSPIRED BY IRON MAN 3, NOW IN THEATERS … » 7/03/14 8:14am 7/03/14 8:14am

I'm mostly an advocate for dropping the 'guilty' in guilty pleasure and enjoying whatever it is you want to enjoy, YA literature being no exception. I take certain YA authors to task but only by the merit of their individual writing, not their genre (I'm looking at you, hack-fraud John Green). It was an irresponsible… » 6/06/14 9:40am 6/06/14 9:40am

Ugh. The best good-bad films come from the kind of insane creative mind that believes it's making a truly wonderful film. Trying to be bad on purpose almost never works past the trailer level. Sharknado was no different than any other 'We're making a bad movie on purpose! Get it?' film put out by The Asylum et al.… » 6/05/14 3:31pm 6/05/14 3:31pm

According to family lore, I carried this around with me from ages three to four, or roughly around the time the movie was coming out. They thought I was simply enamored with the T.rex on the cover until a kindergarten teacher asked me (likely tongue-in-cheek) what it was about, and I apparently gave an answer that… » 6/02/14 2:25pm 6/02/14 2:25pm