The Final Frontier: The Top 10 Most Sexist Moments in Star Trek: The Original Series

Equality and respect… The final frontier. It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams’s reboot of the Star Trek series has caught some flak for its representation of women. Not only did many viewers and critics believe the importance of the reboot’s female characters was downplayed—their roles reduced to simply supporting the white, male leads—but Star Trek: Into Darkness also featured a […]

C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes

C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes Sequels: the double-edged sword of the film industry. Like all movie geeks, I love a good sequel, and I hate, hate, hate a bad one.  It’s a pity that such a vast majority of Part 2s fall into that second category.  So what do good sequels do right, where the bad ones go […]

Why Do Sequels Suck? Comparing and Contrasting the Good, the Bad, and the Barf-tastic

Picture this. A great movie is released and gains critical acclaim. It dominates the box office and leaves audiences clamoring for more. Giddy with their own success, creators comply, announcing that the next chapter is on its way! Yeah, baby! A sequel: more of what you loved—bigger, better, faster, and stronger. But somewhere along the way, […]

Write Boldly

“Some, dreading that awareness of how they do what they do would cripple their spontaneity, never study the craft. Instead, they march along in a lockstep of unconscious habit, thinking it’s instinct. Their dreams of creating unique works of power and wonder are seldom, if ever, realized. They put in long, tough days, for no […]

Every Man Has A Book In Him

“They say that every man has a book in him. This is about as accurate as most generalizations.” – Groucho Marx Without a doubt, the funniest book I have every read is Groucho and Me by Groucho Marx– without a doubt, one of the funniest men to ever live.  Those are my principles, and if you […]