Life After: “The Hunger Games”

DM Haight For the last few years, we as a culture have become obsessed with our own demise. This isn't to say that we haven't always been morbidly curious as to our own end as a species, or a race; but...

The A-List: “Batman-Year One”

Steve Bullin The two defining characteristics of¬ Batman: Year One¬ is that first it is a sort of sequel origin story, the first year of Batman, what lead to the standard political and power dynamics...

Anime Anonymous: “Summer Wars”

DM Haight To start off, the best way to tackle a problem is to admit you have a problem. This is a safe place, so admit it--you like anime. It's okay, we like it too. If you ever sat down and enjoyed an...

The B-List: The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Steve Bullin For those of you who didn't know,¬ The Powerpuff Girls¬ was a Hanna-Barbera animated series that ran from 1998 to 2005. This brings up the¬ inherit¬ issue of translating television to your...

Kung Fu Masters!: Ong Bak

DM Haight The genre of Kung Fu is a different one from all others. It is a physical genre, one that takes years, if not decades to even create. What most people don't understand is that Martial Arts films...

The A-List: Butter

Steve Bullin The inherent struggle of satire is an effect keyed as Poe's law. Satire: the attempt to embody or¬ represent¬ an extreme or¬ controversial¬ belief, lifestyle, or interest with a sense of irony or...

Film Noir: Double Indemnity

DM Haight For those unfamiliar with Film Noir, it's a weird genre that's not really considered a traditional genre. It's an inbetween, a genre between the conventional dimensions of film. It's applicable to...

A Bullin Bulletin: Game Movies

Steve Bullin While attempting to avoid simply stating the obvious¬ games are interactive and movies aren't, you can't recreate one into another that's inherently different¬ argument, let's take a deeper...