Mamma Mia! (2008) Retrospective Review

In honor of Mother's Day and all moms out there, I've decided to tackle a film that is not only a favorite of many of mothers, but is also a film that celebrates (or at least tries to) the relationship of a daughter, her mother, and the her three possible fathers. Background and Logo: ©… Continue reading Mamma Mia! (2008) Retrospective Review

A History of Shared Universes – Learning with Pop Culture

Marvel has been dominating the box office with their cinematic universe. Bringing together the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk, the Marvel Cinematic Universe started a trend in movies that everybody suddenly wanted a piece of. And I mean everybody! Since the Marvel did The Avengers back in 2012, we've seen… Continue reading A History of Shared Universes – Learning with Pop Culture

10 Details from the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer – Breakdown

Background and Logo:© Marvel Studios / Disney Nearly two-weeks after Avengers: Endgame (2019) and on the day that the Russos declared the spoiler ban lifted, Marvel finally drops the full trailer to the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). The film will be the first film after the Infinity Saga and the last film in… Continue reading 10 Details from the Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer – Breakdown

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Background: © Lucasfilm Ltd. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) is a personal favorite - easily one of my top ten favorite films of all time. It's something that I like watching every now and then to get that "feel good" vibe after a bad week or a sick day. It's wish fulfillment at its… Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review [SPOILERS]

© Marvel Studios / Disney SPOILER WARNING STARTING HERE! With Avengers: Endgame (2019) comes the end of an era. An era that spanned over a decade - films that many of us have followed since Iron Man (2008). It's the inevitable conclusion of a saga that was first hinted at during a mid-credit scene of… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review [SPOILERS]

Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review [NO SPOILERS]

© Marvel Studios / Disney It's been a long time coming. Avengers: Endgame (2019) is finally upon us - the culmination of over a decade of movies that we've followed since many of us were still kids and teenagers. But nothing could've prepared us for this one. I've seen a lot of movies in the… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame (2019) Review [NO SPOILERS]

Iron Man: The Beginnings of a Universe – Learning with Pop Culture

About a decade ago, a studio on the brink of collapse decided to make the brave move of producing a film that they knew was a hit or miss. This studio had never independently produced a film before, but they were ready to take a chance on the combined efforts of a comedy director, an… Continue reading Iron Man: The Beginnings of a Universe – Learning with Pop Culture

7 Confirmed MCU Movies After Avengers: Endgame

Background & Title Logo: © Sony Pictures / Marvel Studios Ten years. 22 movies. 11 TV shows. The MCU built itself up from the shoulders of a B-list comic book superhero into a multimedia franchise whose influence and cultural impact is unrivaled by anything in recent memory. But with the premiere of Avengers: Endgame (2019)… Continue reading 7 Confirmed MCU Movies After Avengers: Endgame

Psycho (1960) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Brought to you by the master of suspense himself, Psycho (1960) is arguably Alfred Hitchcock's best and most influential film - something not easily said given that the director has put out at least 47 films in his 60-year career. But, none of his other works have garnered the same praise or have left as… Continue reading Psycho (1960) Retrospective Review and Analysis

Thanos: Defining An Anti-Villain – Learning with Pop Culture

The MCU, honestly, hasn't had the best luck with bad guys. Aside from a select few, they're basically cookie-cutter businessmen and dark lords who, more or less, either want money, power, retribution, or... whatever the hell Trevor Slattery wants. (A lovely speedboat, I guess.) Loki is the first time the MCU truly hit the mark… Continue reading Thanos: Defining An Anti-Villain – Learning with Pop Culture