Sucky Saturdays: The Last Airbender (2010)

WHY

By Nathan Woodham

In my early teenage years, I remember having a lot of issues. Most of them are normal; they come with puberty, middle school and a struggle to be taken seriously in the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

At that age, one of the most influential aspects of my life was the media I consumed. If I could relate in any way to stories that were told to me, they would often play a part in dictating my actions and responses to situations.

During this time, I was exposed to Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Nickelodeon animated series. The series’ relatable characters and innocent comedy quickly grabbed my attention, and under the surface, I found life lessons about loss, anger, love, family and much more that stayed with me until this day. It became my favorite animated series of all time and remains close to my heart. Continue reading

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The Big Lebowski review

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By Nathan Woodham

Look, man, I would give a serious, honest review, but, well, you know, that’s just, like, my opinion, man. I will say it’s got a lot of ins, a lot of outs, a lot of what-have-yous. It’s a good movie, man.

If I had to rate it, I’d give it an old rug that really ties the room together, man.

Why the ending of 10 Cloverfield Lane works

By Nathan Woodham

WARNING: Spoilers abound in this review. If you hate spoilers like I do, go watch the frickin’ movie.

I have seen many a Hollywood critic put down the ending to 10 Cloverfield Lane, calling it “contrived” and “a blockbuster cop-out ending to an otherwise great psychological thriller.” To those critics, I say nay! The ending matches the tone and adds an additional layer of depth to the main character.

I understand that the unexpected science-fiction-y twist made you crap your critical drawers when you realized that the spiritual successor to Cloverfield (2008) might actually be – *gasp* – a genre film, but sometimes those aspects of a movie can actually work to it’s benefit. Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: tape recording from the production of Batman V. Superman

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Editor’s Note: This is a parody. Nothing in this article is real, except the opinion of the writer.

We were digging through the dumpster at Warner Bros. and found a cassette tape from one of the production meetings of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now it is our EXCLUSIVE gift to YOU!

Unfortunately, the entire recording was consumed by the office’s community pet possum, but thankfully our staff writer Nathan Woodham was able to listen to it before it was destroyed. He will now describe to you, in great detail, what transpired within that tape. Continue reading