Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter. Super Mario Bros. Doom. Warcraft. With more than two and a half decades of studios attempting to adapt popular video games into blockbuster movies, we’ve had grand total of 0 that are undeniably good. While a lot of these films, like Tomb Raider and the Resident Evil Series, have had middling to mediocre franchise success, […]Read more "The Solution to Video Game Movies Has Been Right In Front Of Us"
The following post deals with issues of sexual assault, abuse, and rape. It also contains theological speculation that may be discomforting or upsetting to some readers. A few years ago, I was in a religious studies class where the professor proclaimed to the class that “Passion of the Christ is a fine movie, but it doesn’t go far […]Read more "On Suffering, Shame, and Salvation"
A few years ago my fiancé cheated on me. Since it was about nine months away from the wedding, I had to contact quite a few people to tell them to ignore the Save-the-Dates we had just mailed out and to cancel any gifts they ordered off the registry. I didn’t tell too many people […]Read more "What it means to be a cuckold"
Last year, as I stood in line to see the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, I realized that tolerating other religions, beliefs, and denominations is a complete waste of time. I grew up in a Christian home, with my mother having adopted my father’s mennonite denomination and beliefs in […]Read more "Religious tolerance is a waste of time"
If there’s one critique that’s levelled against the Disney’s Marvel movies—besides formulaic plotting, derivative film scores, and dragging their feet on making female-led movies—it’s their frequent use or unmemorable villains. Since these movies are based on comic books (a goldmine of no-goodniks) and are made by Disney (also known for their nasties), it seems odd that […]Read more "Why is it so hard to make a good bad-guy?"