Why high school Spider-Man is great

My good friend David posted a well-reasoned column “What’s so great about high school Spider-Man?” last week, which you should read here before reading this rebuttal because, well, that’s how these things work. So go do that. … OK, welcome back. And for those of you who can’t follow instructions, … Get hard

Ranking the 2015 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation

While nobody would argue that the Oscars are a fair representation of the best movies of any particular year (and are a white male heavy bunch), many of the less-publicized categories still have the capacity to inspire and surprise. Yes, Boyhood is important. But so are the foreign language nominees, like Timbuktu, the documentaries, and of … Get hard

SDCC: Marvel TV Panel

Plans don’t always go accordingly, but sometimes, it’s for the best. I succumbed to sleep and ended up avoiding massive lines in Hall H, and now find myself in Ballroom 20 for the Marvel TV panel. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter and maybe…Daredevil or Netflix stuff? I’m stoked. With news that Lucy … Get hard

Movie Drinking Game: “Mary Poppins”

I fucking love MARY POPPINS. It got the lead spot in my Autobiography in Movies post that launched this site. When I first watched the film, like Michael, I realized I had to keep an eye on this one pretty early. “She’s tricky,” as he says. It’s so darn charming and … Get hard

Movie Drinking Game: “The Rescuers Down Under”

Thirteen years after THE RESCUERS, Disney produced their FIRST ANIMATED SEQUEL ever. So you have THE RESCUERS franchise and its success to thank for LADY & THE TRAMP 2, THE LION KING 2, BAMBI II, CINDERELLA 2 and the other wretched Disney sequels. But, to be sure: THE RESCUERS DOWN … Get hard

Movie Drinking Game: “The Rescuers”

For me, THE RESCUERS is a movie I had almost completely forgotten. I almost didn’t even think I had seen it until we popped it in over a few beers, and had that unnerving vague sense of deja vu over the entire proceedings. http://youtu.be/My7kP35acMQ After that brilliant opening number, “The Journey,” it … Get hard

Movie Drinking Game: “A Goofy Movie”

I’ve already delved into why A GOOFY MOVIE is one of the most important films of my childhood, and ever. So instead, I’ll talk about how I bastardized another one of my youthful favorites, when a group of friends watched the 1995 Disney classic A GOOFY MOVIE over far too … Get hard

Fan Friction: MALEFICENT – Disney’s Latest Fail

SPOILERS. I do not like Angelina Jolie, but when I say she was the best part of this 97-minute Disney flick, I mean that with the utmost respect and complimentary intentions. I went into this movie really hoping that it would change my opinion about SLEEPING BEAUTY and make me … Get hard

Fan Friction: Ranking Disney’s Misguided Miscreants

When I was asked to write this piece, I had to really scratch my head about the villains I would choose to rank. What makes a good villain? Why were they a villain? What was their story and how did they relate to the hero’s story? After a good little … Get hard

Fan Friction: 8 Disney Films That Joss Whedon Should Remake

Like many other things in my life, this post revolves around the genius that is Joss Whedon. While concocting a couple of Disney rankings (all these Disney postings are in honor of MALEFICIENT which is opening Friday!) I came across a badass fan-made poster for a movie that needs to … Get hard