The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking
Dec 5th '18

The Definitive ‘Rocky’ Ranking

When Creed came out in 2015, people were initially unsure what to make of it. The story of Apollo Creed’s son who wants to get into boxing and seeks out Rocky Balboa to train him? It sounded like a cash grab. For me, Rocky Balboa was the only final word this franchise needed. The film Creed […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

Current Events and Movies: Pt. Two

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave. -“Elegy Written In a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Grey, 1751 We recently celebrated Veterans Day. On that same day, November 11th, we also celebrated the 100th […]

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Current Events and Movies: Pt. One

Earlier this month, President Donald J. Trump got upset at CNN’s Jim Acosta and pulled Acosta’s White House press pass—meaning Acosta is no longer welcome at the White House. White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then released a doctored video that had been sped up in which it appeared that Acosta was delivering a judo […]

Fade Out: William Goldman

Fade Out: William Goldman

FADE IN: William Goldman is dead? Inconceivable! If you look William Goldman up on IMDb, the first five words of his mini bio are, “Screenwriter, novelist, playwright, non-fiction author.”  I think they could have just gone with one word: storyteller. William Goldman was the consummate writer. If you don’t know his name offhand, you definitely know […]

The Worst at Cowboys: A ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ War Journal

The Worst at Cowboys: A ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ War Journal

Red Dead Redemption 2 is the biggest entertainment release of the year. During its inaugural weekend, the game pulled in $725 million dollars—that’s more than Avengers: Infinity War by almost $500 million. It’s the biggest weekend launch of, well, basically anything ever. I am duty-bound as a pop culture writer to play it. It’s massive, detailed, and […]

Remembering Stan Lee

Remembering Stan Lee

Stan Lee, the man who made Marvel, recently passed away at the age of 95. He was bright, bombastic, and controversial—but above all, he was a legend. Born Stanley Lieber in Manhattan in 1922, Stan would go on to be one of the most prolific figures in comics history. He joined the industry in 1939, […]

On Wax: LIL PEEP’S ‘COME OVER WHEN YOUR SOBER’ RELEASES, TRIPPIE REDD Drops ‘A LOVE LETTER TO YOU 3,’ IDK & FRIENDS, + More

On Wax: LIL PEEP’S ‘COME OVER WHEN YOUR SOBER’ RELEASES, TRIPPIE REDD Drops ‘A LOVE LETTER TO YOU 3,’ IDK & FRIENDS, + More

LIL PEEP’S COME OVER WHEN YOUR SOBER RELEASES The long-awaited posthumous release of Lil Peep’s second album has arrived. Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 2 continues the sonics of Lil Peep’s emo trap aesthetic—mixing depressive lyrics, alongside melancholic guitars and trap percussion; Lil Peep’s legacy continues. While I can admit that his music isn’t for me, […]

Happy 15th and 20th: Movie Birthdays

Happy 15th and 20th: Movie Birthdays

We celebrate our birthday, therefore why shouldn’t we celebrate a movie’s release day, too? This originally started as a an in-depth article about There’s Something About Mary turning 20 this year. In my opinion, it is the funniest movie to be released in the last 20 years, though I would accept South Park: Bigger, Longer & […]

Portrait of the Artist

Portrait of the Artist

Martin Scorsese’s seventh feature film was The King of Comedy released in 1982; Quentin Tarantino’s seventh feature was Inglorious Basterds released in 2009; Kevin Smith’s was Clerks II released in 2006; and Kenneth Castillo’s seventh feature is Marigold the Matador, an urban fable about a single mother, a schizophrenic homeless man, and an 11-year-old matador. With luck, Marigold […]