The Good and Bad of Captain Marvel (Part 1)

Finally, a Marvel movie with a female lead! I’m somewhat annoyed that DC beat Marvel to the punch, but at least now they are equal. Here are, in my opinion, the best parts of Captain Marvel. Continue reading

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Post of the Month!

April’s Post of the Month is Mei-Mei‘s “National Poetry Month: Dog Songs by Mary Oliver.” I thought her interpretation of the words “be somewhere,” was beautiful. I used to have two cats, Jack and Gladys, that I grew up with from the time I was a toddler. Gladys passed away in my junior year of high school, and Jack in my senior year. The next year, I went off to college, so it wasn’t as if I would have been able to hang out with them any more if they were still alive. However, they still would have existed somewhere, and that seems to matter.

The Good and Bad of Into the Spider-Verse (Part 2)

After having reviewed seven other movies and TV shows (magic number!), I have found a movie about which I can’t write anything negative. It has been about four months since I first saw Into the Spider-Verse, so I should have had plenty of time to rip it apart. In the past, I have always come up with ten negative points for each movie, so surely I could have found at least a few for this one. However, I drew a blank. Thus, instead of continuing to waste time thinking of ways to critique Into the Spider-Verse, I will move on to my reviews on Captain Marvel and End Game. Luckily, I think I can find ten good and bad points for each of those.

Post of the Month!

I know it’s a little late in April, but calculus homework doesn’t wait for nerdy blogs. For March’s Post of the Month, I picked “2007 – 2008: How Burning Man and psychedelics led me to China (Finally!)” by Ray Hecht! This was a comic that I found immensely entertaining. I am actually currently taking a class on Latin America in the Sixties, where the professor is constantly reminding us of all of the ways that the era is still present today. I definitely found that true with the counterculture in this comic.

The Good and Bad of Into the Spider-Verse

Let’s talk about Spider-Man! I saw this movie in early January for my sister’s birthday, then watched it again in Spain (quickly learning the meanings of the words guay and espider-persona). However, I haven’t had time to write about it until now. I loved this movie, and here are my top ten reasons why.

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Harry Potter and the Sacred Text

I know I haven’t finished my review of Iron Fist yet, but I couldn’t resist writing about this first! At my university, there was recently a talk by Vanessa Zoltan and Ariana Nedelman, creators of the podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. I had never heard of it before, but I went with my friends from the Quidditch team and was immediately hooked. So far I have only listened to the first four episodes, but this podcast has really excited me.

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