Which is It? Deadpool 2 or Teen Titans Go! To the Movies?

This is a 2018 superhero film featuring multiple superheroes with strong comedic elements and the constant breaking of the 4th wall. It features a character that people called Deadpool who dresses in red and black and fights with guns and swords. The film also references to other films in both the Marvel and DC CinematicContinue reading “Which is It? Deadpool 2 or Teen Titans Go! To the Movies?”

The Book that Dare Not Speak Its Genre: a Review of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake

I love Margaret Atwood. I really do. I love The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace, and enjoyed The Testaments, even if it fell short of my expectations. And I think she is one of the few authors I consider to be incapable of writing a bad book because even if a story of hers doesContinue reading “The Book that Dare Not Speak Its Genre: a Review of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake”

Which is It? Tangled or The Hunchback of Notre Dame?

I just saw an Academy Award-nominated Disney film about a protagonist with a unique physical attribute who was confined to a life of isolation in a tower by a villainous parental surrogate who claimed to only want what’s best for the protagonist. Unbeknownst to the protagonist, the villainous parental figure was the reason for theContinue reading “Which is It? Tangled or The Hunchback of Notre Dame?”

Which is It? Moana or Pocahontas?

I just saw a Disney film about a brown-skinned daughter of a village chief. She listened to a force of nature which told her her destiny and she counted among her associates an ancient supernatural being and a dumb bird. Against her father’s wishes, she left the safety of her village in a boat andContinue reading “Which is It? Moana or Pocahontas?”

The Violence of the Lamb: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country

Evil turned out not to be a grand thing. Not sneering Emperors with their world-conquering designs. Not cackling demons plotting in the darkness beyond the world. It was small men with their small acts and their small reasons. It was selfishness and carelessness and waste. It was bad luck, incompetence, and stupidity. It was violenceContinue reading “The Violence of the Lamb: a Review of Joe Abercrombie’s Red Country”

Going South by Southeast: a Film Review of Raya and the Last Dragon

Being a Malaysian and Southeast Asian (and literally writing a review blog called A Naga of the Nusantara), I was naturally excited to see that Disney is finally turning their profit machine to exploiting my regional culture. Okay I know that sounds cynical but I am realistic about these things—the House of Mouse is inContinue reading “Going South by Southeast: a Film Review of Raya and the Last Dragon”

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