13-Year Olds, Superheroes, and Money: This Year’s Summer Blockbusters

An article on summer blockbusters by me.  Here is the intro: 

Every year, reviewers complain about the summer blockbusters and every year it seems to become more and more exactly what the reviewers are complaining about (destruction, violence, non-stop action films, superheroes, over-the-top/cookie-cutter stories, etc.), but this year seems to knock the rest out of the ballpark.  There is just more of everything. And while I agree with some of the criticism heaped upon studios for their choices of what to produce and distribute, I understand where they are coming from. Continue reading

Kenneth Branagh and the God of Thunder

I have a new article up at Green Spot Blue. This time I talk about the movie Thor and Kenneth Branagh.

You can check it out here.