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Manic Pixie Dream God

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(This article contains in-depth spoilers for Wonder Woman. You’ve been fairly warned.)

First of all, to address the title, take any joke in the film and imagine that it was plucked verbatim from a Zooey Deschanel movie. You’ll be surprised how many of them line up.Continue reading Manic Pixie Dream God

Flipping Tropes On Their Head – The Case for Grisaia no Kajitsu

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Full disclosure, in this article I’m going to be talking about something that is, in strictly technical definitions, pornography. The article is not about the sexual aspects, nor does it feature any sexual images. You’ve been warned in advance.

You know what I love? Taking something old and tired and making it new and interesting again. I love, for example, that Cabin in the Woods was able to take the played-out formula for an 80’s-style slasher movie and turn the whole thing on its head until it made that style fresh again. I think that sort of thing is brilliant. Continue reading Flipping Tropes On Their Head – The Case for Grisaia no Kajitsu

Stupid Things Make Me Cry

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Okay, I promise that this isn’t supposed to be a series or anything, but I’m going to be touching on subjectivity again here. Less so this time though, so feel free to sit back, relax, and turn your brain off for this one. If you’d like to check out my other articles on the subject click here and here.

I just got back from seeing Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. I’m not going to spoil it for anybody; no review, no nothing. If you want to form an opinion on it, go and see it for yourself, or else tune in to the Hit Continue podcast next week when I’m sure we’ll talk about it. Yes folks, there’s no spoilers in this one, with one small exception—I’m going to talk about a small detail of the ending in very broad terms. Continue reading Stupid Things Make Me Cry

Thematic Resonance and “The Fate of the Furious”

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First of all, hello to all the new people who discovered us at the Calgary Comic Expo! Or, if you’re a regular reader and would like to visit us this weekend, we’re in booth 4540 in the Big Four building. We hope to see you stop by! Okay, article time.

So, I just got home from seeing The Fate of the Furious. This isn’t a review of that – if you liked the last seven of them you’ll like the eighth one, that’s all there is to that. What I want to talk about instead is one of the positives of the writing of the, uh, “and Furious” franchise. To a lot of people those are pretty few and far between, so I think it’s only fair to point out when they do something really really correct. Continue reading Thematic Resonance and “The Fate of the Furious”

Scott Talks Wrestling: Things Have Gone Sideways

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Hoo boy. Okay.

So, if you’re one of those people who’s only following wrestling by checking out all of the awesome content that I put out (and really, I assume that’s all of you) then you know nothing about all of the black magic fuckery that’s been going on in the last two weeks. It all began with this wacky thing called the Superstar Shakeup. We talked about it a bit on the last Title Hunt podcast.

Well, it happened last Monday and Tuesday, and oh man, shit was a little bonkers. Perhaps most notably, several ongoing feuds were broken up even though there are matches booked for them in the coming weeks. For example, on the SmackDown after WrestleMania, Bray Wyatt announced that he would be cashing in his rematch clause against Randy Orton in a House of Horrors match, which doesn’t exist yet. That’s not a thing that’s real. He just teased it. Then Bray got traded to Raw. He announced his re-emergence by cutting a promo against Finn Balor. In the promo, he announced that his match with Randy is still happening! And, to be fair, it’s not like anybody was expecting Bray Wyatt to win this rematch, but now that they’re on separate shows (and Raw’s equivalent Universal Title isn’t being offered to a SmackDown guy) that makes this whole thing sort of inevitable. Continue reading Scott Talks Wrestling: Things Have Gone Sideways

Title Hunt Podcast 005 – WrestleMania Weekend

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The Title Hunt is back! We couldn’t stay away with the Granddaddy of ‘Em All happening. This week, Scott and Billy tackle The Ultimate Thrill Ride: WrestleMania 33.

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