Wayward Night

Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I want to believe M Night Shyamalan was given an ultimatum before he made The Last Airbender. I imagine a Star Chamber of Hollywood heavyweights shrouded in dense…

Po-gart in The Jade Dodo

Kids React to Typewriters In the movie Kung Fu Panda, Po, a well-intentioned but bumbling dreamer, suddenly finds himself recruited into the team of heroes he adores. Through the action and the humor, he struggles to gain the team’s acceptance…

Where Angel Should Have Gone

WARNING! SPOILERS! Child of television. When I was told AJ Scudiere’s Under Dark Skies was a “supernatural crime thriller” and then read that it involved “the FBI’s secretive division, NightShade” I immediately thought X-Files. When it is revealed that some…

Virunga Ruined My Sunday

Admittedly, I should have read the description of Virunga more closely. All I saw on its Netflix banner was “Oscar Nominated” and the picture of a smiling man giving a baby gorilla a piggyback ride. I pressed PLAY expecting a…