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MARVELous Movie Rankings

With Marvel’s newest movie “Infinity War” coming out in just a couple of days, and the comic book-based studio promising that it will be the biggest film yet, I thought it’d be a good time to rank the previous 18 Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movies by using math. These movies are cash grabs but have... Continue Reading →

Popcorn flick vs. book

Previously published in The Daily Star of Hammond, Louisiana.  With Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster, "Ready Player One," (RPO) out in theaters people are asking the same question: "Is it as good as the book?" Admittedly, not as many people are asking this question for RPO as they did for other books made into movies like Harry Potter... Continue Reading →

Barry slays pilot

Previously published in The Daily Star of Hammond, Louisiana.  If you're anything like me, the sheer number of TV shows available in the age of streaming and peak-TV makes it more difficult to find a show to watch than it was when I was a kid flipping through channels. There's so much television that I get paralyzed... Continue Reading →

MARVELous Movies

With the recent successes of superhero movies like "Black Panther," "Thor: Ragnarok" and "Logan." It appears that studios and directors figured out how to make superhero movies that are also good without having to throw in the stipulation that they are "good... for a Marvel movie." Now that these superhero films are becoming more of genre... Continue Reading →

TV Therapy

Previously published in The Daily Star of Hammond, LA. Something I tend to struggle with, especially in the late-winter, early-spring in the South, is the blues. It's never one thing that makes me start to fall into the slough of despond, but it's many things piling up, pulling me further and further down until something sparks inside of... Continue Reading →

Fan Wars: The Last Popeyes

Previously published in The Daily Star of Hammond, LA. My little brother and I were driving through Popeyes for some fried chicken after seeing a movie, but instead of getting excited about the chicken and mashed potatoes we were yelling at each other about are disparate views on the latest Star Wars movie. The main issue was... Continue Reading →

My heart is so full

Previously Published in The Daily Star of Hammond, LA. Something that happens quite often when I scroll through Instagram is a person posts something with a caption that has the phrase “my heart is so full” in it. I know what this is supposed to mean (it appears to be a more faux-poetic way of saying, “I’m... Continue Reading →

Back to Back in Black

Previously published in The Daily Star of Hammond, LA. Two months ago, I spent 17.7 plays through AC/DC's album "Back in Black" in a tiny closet looking through every issue of "The Daily Star" of 2017 to count all the photos we used. That's 12 hours, 26 minutes and 40 seconds long for those of you... Continue Reading →

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