Writer’s Block Halloween Movie Recommendations

It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling from the trees, you’ve dusted the cobwebs off your scarf and gloves, you have a weird unending craving for soup, the gourds are sitting proudly on shelves in grocery stores everywhere, and you’re feeling the need to reanimate some dead bodies with the power of electricity.Continue reading “Writer’s Block Halloween Movie Recommendations”

Captain Marvel (2019)

Cast: Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lashana Lynch. Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. Marvel finally had the common sense to make a female-oriented superhero movie. Sure, Marvel has main female heroines like Black Widow, Gamora, and the Wasp, but they’ve never been the focus of those movies. After the majorContinue reading “Captain Marvel (2019)”

Hetero-Free TV 3 – Scraping the Bottom (Of the Barrel)

Now, before anyone gets too excited about this article’s title, know it refers exclusively to the fact that I – author of the heterophobe’s guide to TV – am beginning to run out of titles for suitable film reviews to write, and not to anything else. Frankly, if you were thinking of any other meaningsContinue reading “Hetero-Free TV 3 – Scraping the Bottom (Of the Barrel)”

Hetero-Free TV 2

While I would like to commence this second article by restating that I am indeed most definitely not a heterophobe, and that I, frankly, find the very suggestion profoundly offensive, I hereby gladly present to you, dear reader, a second collection of films that are morally sound and which happen to also be predominantly heterosexuality-free.Continue reading “Hetero-Free TV 2”

The Struggle for Hetero-Free TV

If you’re anything like me and have no problem with heterosexuality whatsoever, yet find yourself letting out an involuntary gasp of shock whenever you see two individuals of the opposite sex as much as touching hands, then you probably share my dilemma of what to watch on television. After all, no one can deny thatContinue reading “The Struggle for Hetero-Free TV”

How To Love Boys

When I was in my awkward, painful late teens, romantic comedies were all the rage. Girls my age couldn’t stop thinking—and talking—about the dreamy guys featured in movies like The Notebook, Mean Girls and Twilight. (I realize that these must seem ancient by now.) We all wanted a Noah, Aaron, Edward or Jacob. But weContinue reading “How To Love Boys”

The Curse of the Video Game Movie

At the beginning of the year, I was asked to write a short introduction on myself to be used on the Writer’s Block website. Honestly, I don’t know how people are able to condense their entire person to less than three sentences and still manage to make themselves sound even remotely interesting. Instead, I justContinue reading “The Curse of the Video Game Movie”

The Ten Best Alice in Wonderland Films

This year marks the 110th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s death, and though it might sound a bit macabre, this may nevertheless be a good celebratory occasion to review the best Alice in Wonderland film adaptations. Perhaps more fascinating than Alice in Wonderland itself is the mind from which the story sprang. Contrastive to his work,Continue reading “The Ten Best Alice in Wonderland Films”

Pretentious Pirates: Why My Favourite Film Is Actually Awful But I Still Love It

  There are certain expectations you have to meet when you tell someone you love movies, especially if that other person is a self-professed film aficionado. For example, you absolutely have to have seen *insert random “classic” here*, been to a midnight screening/premiere at least once, preferably dressed as a character from said movie. YouContinue reading “Pretentious Pirates: Why My Favourite Film Is Actually Awful But I Still Love It”