Never Mind the Journey, Modern Heroes Change World Through Inherited Power

  – By J.W. Fox – Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey has influenced many hit movies and TV shows. Lately, it seems the journey in the hero’s journey isn’t that important. The hero is born with everything he needs. Campbell put great emphasis on the journey (obviously), breaking it down into 17 distinct stages loaded with […]

Guardians Vol. 2 Equals the Original With A Dose of Family Therapy

– By J.W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – Marvel has done it again. Its fun space fantasy with aliens of various skin colors is racking up rave reviews from critics and audiences, while raking in over $180 million in its first week. Among its Marvel peers, it is on pace to surpass nearly all them […]

Clone Wars Helped Expand Star Wars Fan Base Among Millennials

– By J.W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – We are pretty late to the party. Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered eight years ago. Hell, we already have a new Disney animated series that has taken its place. So why are we writing a post on it? Well, we are entering a new Star Wars […]

Thoughtcrime 029: X-Men Apocalypse and Coming Soon

I go solo to review X-Men: Apocalypse and also discuss the sci-fi movies coming later this year. I’m not optimistic, but there are some interesting TV shows in the pipeline. Could be an entertaining fall…

X-Men: Apocalypse

– Paulie Spiceflow – The mutant franchise went for the grand slam with X-Men: Apocalypse. An all-star cast, massive budget, huge climactic battle, a few Easter eggs, and a ton of fan service. The sensory overload impressed in many scenes but could not distract from what is otherwise a mediocre movie. The movie interested me […]

Thoughtcrime 028: Captain America Civil War

Microsoft Matt and I review Captain America: Civil War, drink some Beerito, and complain about fake battles, Captain America’s turn to vigilantism, sensory overload, liberty, and long movies.

A List of Everything Wrong with Batman Vs. Superman

– Paulie Spiceflow – In the beginning, I resisted the urge to join the mob of critics bashing Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It seemed too easy to simply fall in line and join the beat down. As time passed, things changed a little. While the critics and some fanboys continued to hate, a […]

Thoughtcrime 023: Batman vs. Superman

  Microsoft Matt and I review the highly anticipated Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Matt makes a strong, energetic case for the movie in the face of some tough reviews from critics, while I try to review from a non-comic book fan perspective. The fact that I’m a Batman fanatic also might be some […]

Machiavellian Drama Versus the Heroic Epic

– By Jacob Foxx – America is supposed to be the idyllic shining city on the hill, a place beyond the reach of the ruthless realpolitik of Europe. Our destiny is not in the hands of princes and bishops, all vying for power against one another in a tragic game of political strategy. We are […]