Just Pets

Pets are great. They can be loyal friends, kick-ass battle companions, or our one gleaming ray of joy and hope in an otherwise bleak and dreary world…anyways, as our way of saying thanks, here’s a list featuring some of our favorite fictional pets. Continue reading

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The More Things Change

(Aaaaand, cue David Bowie)

Art has a habit of changing, a lot. Art made today is certainly different than art made 100 years ago, and it’s never too hard to find avant-garde artists seeking to further push its limits with creative trailblazing. Despite the radical exploration in every direction, some of the new paths art has taken seem a little, well, familiar, like taking the left turn at Albuquerque only to wind up in Albuquerque again. Throughout history, art has pursued a particular trend for a while only to gradually swing like a pendulum towards something different, if not completely opposite, and eventually arrives at a place similar to where it started before continuing again. Continue reading

Heroes Among Us

The Coen Brothers have earned a place in the top tier of Hollywood filmmakers with masterpieces like Fargo, No Country for Old Men, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and True Grit. Their latest film, Hail, Caesar! is yet another triumph for the brothers. It is a clever examination of our society’s ideas of heroism via a delightful romp through 1950s Hollywood.

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You Can’t Hurry Love

It’s no secret that a lot of non-romantic films have a tendency to tack on romantic sub-plots just for the sake of having one. Often they serve no greater purpose to the plot and can likely feel rushed or underdeveloped, which is unsurprising. It’s hard enough to write a compelling romance within regular romantic dramas, so, on paper, it should be even harder to do the same for an action-packed blockbuster or mystery thriller. Continue reading