The Matrix, Platonism and The Red Pill: A Metaphor Greater than it’s Creators

We’re on the cusp of the release of the long-awaited fourth Matrix film, Matrix: Resurrections. I can’t say I know what that means in terms of what this film is going to be but I don’t exactly have high expectations. The Matrix is essentially a perfect film with a clear beginning, middle and end. It’sContinue reading “The Matrix, Platonism and The Red Pill: A Metaphor Greater than it’s Creators”

Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

The Oscars have been getting worse for years now. The last few years have had weird lineups and weird winners. I’m not sure many people have actually been happy with recent years for the most part. Green Book beating Blackkklansman, Roma and Black Panther for best picture in 2018 was bizarre but amusing. Parasite’s winContinue reading “Oscars Week: Thoughts on the 2021 Best Picture Nominees”

My Eight Favorite Games of the Eighth Console Generation

2013-2020 was a strange time for me in terms of my gaming habits. My most dedicated peak as a gamer was between 2010 (when I purchased my Xbox 360) and the spring of 2014 when I became fully enraptured by my freshman year of college. Following this period, I developed a very mercenary attitude towardsContinue reading “My Eight Favorite Games of the Eighth Console Generation”

8 Books to Introduce You to Medieval History

If you’re still calling the Middle Ages the “dark ages,” I’ve got some bad news for you. You’ve been lied too. The Western medieval period was a time a flourishing art, literature, and thought. It was given then term “dark ages” by Enlightenment era thinkers to help contrast their age from others. Now there isContinue reading “8 Books to Introduce You to Medieval History”

12 Book Recommendations for Young Conservatives

As my grandpa once said, “school never did learn me nothin”. My education was somewhat similar. I was a B- average student through high school and college but it took a very long time for me to develop any sort of drive or intellectual passion in my adult life. Much of that passion coincided withContinue reading “12 Book Recommendations for Young Conservatives”

A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap

I’m getting really invested into The Mandalorian once again! I couldn’t actually tell you why. For the most part, I’ve grown weary of spectacle blockbusters of late. For whatever reason though this show seeps right through my logical analysis into my lizard brain and makes me really REALLY happy! I already reviewed the season premiereContinue reading “A Brief Mandalorian – Episode 10 Recap”

Joker, Cultural Chaos and the Depths of Moral Evil: How to Awkwardly Capture the Zeitgeist

I hadn’t watched Joker since I saw it opening night in the theater also last October. It’s not hard to explain why. It’s a deeply uncomfortable film to watch. Plus I pretty much got the gist of it the first time. I didn’t feel the need to return to the film after that first viewing.Continue reading “Joker, Cultural Chaos and the Depths of Moral Evil: How to Awkwardly Capture the Zeitgeist”

Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

I completely understand why this film was hated upon release in 1982. Fans of the previous two films wanted more Michael Myers action and that’s not what John Carpenter wanted to do with his franchise. Despite only being part of the franchise in a producer capacity, he considered converting the franchise into a horror anthologyContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)”

Halloween Horrors – Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Return of the Living Dead might be one of the most important “zombie” films of all time. The 1985 comedy-horror film is responsible for much of what modern culture currently associates with “zombies”. That’s a title and level of influence the film shares with its progenitor Night of the Living Dead. That previous film inspiredContinue reading “Halloween Horrors – Return of the Living Dead (1985)”

Anime Review: The Promised Neverland -Season 1 (2019)

The Promised Neverland started as twenty tankōban volumes written by Kaiu Shirai, illustrated by Posuku Demizu, and published in Weekly Shōnen Jump 2016-2020. Over 25 million copies were sold so it was no surprise that it garnered an anime adaption in 2019 with an English dubbed version in 2020. A second season is on theContinue reading “Anime Review: The Promised Neverland -Season 1 (2019)”