To Infinity – Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World is yet another example of wasted potential. Patty Jenkins was originally the director, but after butting heads with Marvel Studios throughout pre-production, she exited the film, citing creative differences. She would go on to make Wonder Woman for DC. Whoops. Alan Taylor was brought in as her replacement, and in theory,…

To Infinity – The Avengers

The Avengers is the biggest success Marvel, Disney, and the entire comic book movie industry has ever seen. Directed by Joss Whedon of Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame, The Avengers was the (first) end result of the shared universe experiment that Marvel Studios was attempting. This finally brought Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk,…

To Infinity – Captain America: The First Avenger

Why have so many people never seen this one? Captain America: The First Avenger is a perfect throwback and homage to the classic action adventure movies of the 80’s. You’d think it was made by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas themselves. It’s set during World War II, it has treasure hunting Nazis, and has the…

To Infinity – The Incredible Hulk

While this is usually the lowest on everyone’s list, this is still a very solid film. The locales are exciting and fresh, from the cramped alleys of Rio to the campus of Culver University to the streets of Harlem. Edward Norton’s meek, thin frame is the perfect juxtaposition to his alter ego, and the change…

Ready Player One – A (Mostly) Sincere Love Letter to all Nerd Culture

We are in a very strange era of entertainment. We live in a world where everything has basically become meta; self aware, chock-full of pop culture references and not just references but pop culture itself plays a vital role in the stories that are being told. Look at the likes of the Lego movies, Deadpool,…