In Defense of the Hobbit Movies

I like the Hobbit films. That’s probably not all that surprising, given my opinions here and the fact that fantasy novels regularly appear in my top ten lists. This is probably increasingly unsurprising because I’ve frequently mentioned that I have a doctorate in English Literature. Nearly everyone who’s this far into their English academic careerContinue reading “In Defense of the Hobbit Movies”

Biggest Video Game and Film Disappointments in 2022

That’s right, it’s that time of year again: the time when critics professional and amatuer start putting together their end of the year lists, which are ever so much fun to put together (I’ve been working on mine off and on for weeks). I’m stalling a bit for both games and books, as I’ve twoContinue reading “Biggest Video Game and Film Disappointments in 2022”

Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania

Was anyone actually expecting this movie to be any good? In all honesty, I went in expecting a half-baked animated affair, much like the third movie. I’ve seen more than my share of animated films, thanks in no small part to some disposable income plus streaming, as likely have many parents at this point. There’sContinue reading “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania”