Now Watching: A Gotham Fairytale

Take Batman. Now add the soundtrack of “Knights of Cydonia” by Muse. Finally, add a dash of awesome, suspenseful, and classic black-and-white animatics. Add it all up, and what do you get? This:

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Marvel releases first trailer for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’

I’m a huge fan of the way that Marvel Studios has handled their cinematic universe. Even more so than the individual films themselves – which, don’t get me wrong, are amazing on their own – is the way that they’ve tied everything together, creating reoccurring characters and story arcs within the universe. The next step…

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Happy Star Wars Day!

If you didn’t know, today is Star Wars Day! Although it started out as a pun on May 4th and the words “may the force be with you”, it’s grown into an international (albeit unofficial) holiday. So: May the Fourth be with you!

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Now Watching: “Paperman” (2012) by Walt Disney Animation Studios

There’s something viscerally pleasing about watching short films. Often devoid of dialogue, extensive plot capitulations, and special effects, shorts are a way to really express emotions and get to the spirit of the film – without all of that tedious mucking about in exposition. There’s also a special aesthetic pleasure that comes from watching a well-drawn, 2-D…

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Pizza is good…

Especially when you’re eating it while watching Star Trek.

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