Thoughts

Refine Your Routine to Achieve Efficiency

When people talk about efficiency, they’re often speaking from a managerial perspective. How can this task get done as quickly as possible without sacrificing the quality of the work? How can the process be streamlined? Is there anything unnecessary that ...
Film

5 Movies To Watch Out For Next Year

Captain America: Civil War, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and X-Men: Apocalypse. End post. What? Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. There really isn’t much else to say. These choices speak for themselves. This is the ...
Film

The Die Hard Prequel Doesn’t Have to be Terrible

20th Century Fox recently announced that they would be making a prequel to the Die Hard franchise that would explore John McClane’s origins. The unanimous reaction to this news is that it is an overall 100 percent terrible idea. I ...
Film

A Second Look at Avengers: Age of Ultron

Back in May, a humble little film called “Age of Ultron” came and went. Most everyone saw it, liked it, and promptly forgot about it. This should not have happened. In fact, I still don’t really know why it happened. ...
Thoughts

Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone

I often speak of my parents in my writing, because they’ve been a fantastic influence on my life. They may not be perfect, but that’s very fortunate, because some of the greatest work they’ve done in me was undoing earlier ...
Thoughts

Film Adaptations: Does Accuracy Equal Quality?

These days, it seems every third movie is based on a book or a comic. Every single one, without exception, has a crowd of people who will unequivocally agree that “The book was better,” and they will make sure everyone ...
Thoughts

Teach Yourself In Your Free Time

At an early age, the future seems pretty simple. Step 1. Go to school to learn stuff everyone needs to know. Step 2. Go to college to learn about a career. Step 3. Get a job in said career. Of ...
Thoughts

Unironically Enjoying Bad Films

There are good movies and bad movies — and audiences for both. Some audiences form around terrible movies such as The Room and Trolls 2, taking their entertainment from how hilariously awful they are. Accurately or not, this form of ...
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Violence in Video Games: Where to Draw the Line?

Once a while back, I was having a discussion with my mother about violent video games and the fact that I play them. “But, you draw a line right?” she asked me. I had to pause. Do I draw a ...
Thoughts

What Is Anime, Anyway?

For those who aren’t familiar, “anime” is the just Japanese word for cartoon, but here in America, it refers to cartoons that come from Japan. While that seems obvious, most people use the term while referring to a genre, rather ...