Author: Al Rosenberg

Schitt’s Creek: Sexuality Isn’t the Joke

There’s something powerful about hearing your name called in a place you want to be recognized, a bell of emotion that cannot be unrung. Schitt’s Creek, a TV series about a wealthy Jewish family who loses everything and has to move to a small town they once purchased as a joke, offered me one of those moments. While every character is the butt of a joke at one point or another, identity is never sacrificed for a laugh, and a moment of on-screen acknowledgement left me seen. LOTS OF SPOILERS AHEAD. When I first had Schitt’s Creek advertised to me,...

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Adventure Time: The Dystopian Musical We All Need

When deciding the ranking of best dystopian television series, it was clear what came out on top: Adventure Time. There is no love as pure as the love for this show. In a genre that is often hopeless and tremendously dark, lead characters Finn and Jake offer whimsy, levity, and life to the audience. Never is this more apparent than when the characters break out in song.

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Dark Tower Forgot the Face of Its Father

It’s really hard to talk about a bad break-up. Especially when you’ve invested so much in the relationship and gotten so little in return. So forgive me as I find the words to tell you all about The Dark Tower movie. The Dark Tower Nikolaj Arcel (director), Rasmus Videbæk (cinematography), Alan Edward Bell, Dan Zimmerman (editors) Nikolaj Arcel, Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Pinkner,Anders Thomas Jensen (screenplay), adapted from The Dark Tower by Stephen King Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley (cast) Released August 4, 2017 (USA) I started reading The Dark Tower series...

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Castlevania: All the Gore You Need

Gamers had a lot of reasons to worry when Netflix announced they’d be making a Castlevania animated series. What adaptation have we ever been given that hasn’t disappointed? However, in early July I watched as Vlad Dracula Tepes unleashed his hellish armies upon the human citizens of Wallachia and I could not have been happier. Castlevania Writer: Warren Ellis Netflix July 7, 2017 The series is essentially an 80 minute movie divided into four episodes, and those episodes are given a lot of room to breathe. The plot is revealed over the course of the entire first episode and the...

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