The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?

I’ve been thinking lately about the idea of epic poetry and how great poems become the foundational stories of a cultural identity. Chaucer, The Song of Roland, The Saga of the Vulsang, The Aeneid and Homer’s Epic Cycle weren’t just great works of literature. These were the foundational stories of civilizations. These are the worksContinue reading “The Missing American Epic: Is Star Wars a Great Contribution to Literature?”

Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)

Some Spoilers Below for Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels I was still a wee lad when Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered in 2008. As a 13 year old, I was the perfect age to get absolutely hooked on the show and I certainly did! I followed it loyally for theContinue reading “Comic Review: Darth Mail: Son of Dathimir (Mini-Series)”

Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment

There’s a popular quote floating around in far-left, anti-capitalist and progressive circles: “there is no ethical consumption under capitalism”. The sentiment is based on a logical contradiction at the heart of where modern consumer culture meets progressive activism. We’re only human and we’re living in an unethical economic system. The system is corrupt and exploitativeContinue reading “Ethical Consumption Under Woke Capitalism: Losing the Culture by Abandoning Entertainment”

Get Out and Hamilton: The Reactionary Impulse in Black Cinema

“The first and fatal charm of National Repentance is, therefore, the encouragement it gives us to turn from the bitter task of repenting our own sins to the congenial one of bewailing – denouncing – the conduct of others.” -CS Lewis, God in the Dock The last half decade has marked the rise of blackContinue reading “Get Out and Hamilton: The Reactionary Impulse in Black Cinema”

Disney+ Adds Trigger Warnings to The Muppet Show for “Negative Depictions of Cultures”

In yet another act of embarrassment for the House of the Mouse, Disney+ has seen fit to add content advisories to eighteen episodes of the classic kid’s show The Muppet Show. “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the advisory reads. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. RatherContinue reading “Disney+ Adds Trigger Warnings to The Muppet Show for “Negative Depictions of Cultures””

Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends

Gina Carano, Star of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, has been fired from Lucasfilm, future Star Wars projects and her talent agency. The move came after a posting yesterday on Instagram wherein she compared the plight of conservatives in Hollywood to Jews in Germany before the Holocaust and claimed that they were facing discrimination and mob harassment.Continue reading “Gina Carano Fired from Lucasfilm, #CancelDisneyPlus Trends”

A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 5

I’m starting to run out of ways to come up with crackpot theories about where WandaVision is going. If nothing else, it feels like the series is starting to settle into its final stretch. Wanda is clearly (Mostly) the instigator of what is happening and she is a great deal more hostile that I initiallyContinue reading “A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 5”

A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 4

It took me a solid minute to catch onto what was happening in the prologue to this week’s episode. Once it clicked, I was actually pleasantly surprised. This introduction shows us the moments after Bruce Banner snapped half of life back into existence. It’s actually mildly grotesque and unsettling… Unlike in Spiderman Far From Home,Continue reading “A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 4”

A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 3

I get the feeling that WandaVision is going to run out of gas long before it hits episode 9. Call it a hunch but the clues and gimmicks are starting to point to their eventual grand reveal and I can’t help but wonder if three hours of classic sitcom homage is going to work atContinue reading “A Brief Recap of WandaVision – Episode 3”

GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)

This month marked the launch of the fascinating multi-media experiment Star Wars: The High Republic. The initiative brought together a group of fantasy and YA authors together to tell an original story within the canon of the franchise and to expand the setting into new places Their first entry to hit store shelves was CharlesContinue reading “GUG Review: Star Wars – The High Republic – Light of the Jedi (2021)”