Joker thoughts


The concept of the epoch is not new to the Comic Book Movie. There is the bomb (Superman Returns), the triumph of world-building ambition (Avengers 1), the special effects masterpiece (Superman the Movie), the supreme realistic take (The Dark Knight) and the parody (Watchmen, Deadpool) but precious few of these epochs have had real significance. Joker, I hope, is different. Never has a comic book movie focused so resolutely on the titular character, less to the exclusion of others than the promotion of the one.  We are given characterization and intimacy with Joker that a century of Marvel movies wouldn’t begin to approach. It is right that this is so, Joker is as different from Dr. Strange as Mean Streets is from Venom. This isn’t even a question of quality as much as it is about intention and ambition. Joker stands apart and oddly enough, the movie’s closest cinematic cousin…

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Under the Gun, Disney Jumped the Gunn

Some jokes are never funny.

Thankfully, our society still repulses at the atrocious jokes James Gunn made several years ago. His past jokes are simply inexcusable. I won’t share them in this story. I think they are terrible and Gunn should never have attempted that kind of humor.


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We Need to Talk about the ‘We Need to Talk About’ Headline Culture

When I read the “We need to talk about (insert something you may or may not find offensive about a celebrity/movie/etc.)” headlines, I think I’m being invited to partake in an intervention.

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All the Many Rooms I Refused to Die In

One day

These are not my thoughts. These are the thoughts of someone I am very close to but am still discovering. I am a passenger, a scribe, swimming in this stream of consciousness. These thoughts resemble mine, filtered through the context of speculative fiction… Enlivened and elongated for the expression of things I’m afraid to tell strangers. These thoughts are mine but do not belong to me.

I suppose some of them do.

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Rio 2 – It’s a Jungle Out There!

Rio-2-Movie-wallpaper1I went into this movie without seeing its predecessor. Thankfully this movie stands pretty well on its own.

As expected (coming from Blue Sky) there is a conservation message. Bad guys of choice this time are loggers in the Amazon.  Continue reading

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