Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows

It has become very popular to crap on Marvel movies, and it isn’t hard to see why.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has completely overtaken the entire media landscape, subsuming all media within itself and gravitating popular entertainment towards it. Even moderate failures like The Eternals or Black Widow still become multi-million dollar worldwide success storiesContinue reading “Marvel Fatigue and Cape-Sh*t – Grappling with Woke Politics and Audience Malaise after 27 MCU Films and 20 TV Shows”

Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)

Fair Warning: Spoilers ahead for The Batman, do not proceed if you care to go into the movie blind. If you want to see my non-spoiler thoughts on The Batman, I would recommend checking out my review at Geeks Under Grace. I was surprisingly on the more negative side of initial reviews but I suspectContinue reading “Hope, Legacy, Change: Muddled Wokeness and Weak Storytelling in The Batman (SPOILERS)”

AntiSocial Network Podcast – January Updates – Bill Ryan, Bethel McGrew, Christian Toto, Po the Person and Louis Markos

I’ve been lazy this year when it comes to keeping CR updated with news about the AntiSocial Network Podcast. The podcast has continued plugging away contentedly and quietly online but I hadn’t bothered updating anyone on CR about new episodes. Given that part of the editorial mandate of this blog is to serve as aContinue reading “AntiSocial Network Podcast – January Updates – Bill Ryan, Bethel McGrew, Christian Toto, Po the Person and Louis Markos”

COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library

If 2020 has taught me anything, its that the best way to ensure I raise happy, healthy, independent, resilient children is to commit to homeschooling. There are advantages and disadvantages to this commitment, which I won’t be going into detail here. I recognize it as an all-consuming task; in order to be successful, it willContinue reading “COSMO – Building an UN-woke Children’s Library”

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”

In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!

Let me begin by stating my obvious bias, I love Halloween. I like scary stories, I love pumpkin spice lattes, fake cobwebs, classic horror movies, pumpkin carving, and ghoulish skeletons. My favorite Halloween pastime is handing out candy, longing for the day when I can take my own children trick-or-treating. For the past several years,Continue reading “In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!”