What’s More Important: Mystery or Character?

In this article, I discuss what I think is more important, mystery or character, in stories in general, and The Last Jedi in particular. Read more if you want, but: WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI BELOW Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

It’s EVIL, like the Fruits of the Devil, Evil

  So, in a kick of nostalgia, I decided to watch a movie from my teen years that I hadn’t seen in a long time: Disney’s The Three Musketeers from 1993. Having read Alexandre Dumas’s novel a couple years before, I remember being really excited to see an updated version of a classic story. Anachronistic…

Here It Is: David Reviews Justice League

In genuine Watch.Read.Listen. fashion, we are here to give you a considerably late review of the latest DCEU film Justice League. We don’t usually throw up reviews of more current films as we usually leave them for discussions on the podcast. For the benefit of our listeners, I’ve decided to forgo doing that on the…

This Is Not a Review of mother! — This Is a Review of a Review of mother!

Timeliness is not something that Watch.Read.Listen. is known for, so it’s fitting that this article comes two months after the release of Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, a film that manages to be divisive regardless of one’s political or artistic leanings. Aronofsky does not exactly have a reputation for catering to anyone but himself – both a…

We Talk About Stuff – Episode 68

This is not the promised episode on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys, but The Watson Brother’s sat down and decided to just shoot the breeze (no pun intended). They discussed Colin Trevorrow’s exit from Star Wars Episode XI, various other things, and is IT a horror film, and the aversion to calling…

NOT MY CAPTAIN AMERICA: HYDRA CAP AND FORGETTING SAM WILSON

“The more I saw the people I believed I was standing up for being walked on – the more I heard a noise machine spouting intolerance and fear, drowning common sense out – the more I wondered – Shouldn’t Captain America be MORE than just a symbol?” – Sam Wilson; Captain America: Sam Wilson #1…

Consent and Freedom – Ghost in the Shell (2017)

When writing this about an hour after seeing Ghost in the Shell for the first time, I debated where to go with this article. For much of the critical world and movie fandom, GitS is notable for the casting of Scarlett Johansson as the Major, who is decidedly less Japanese than the character’s original name —…

We’ll Carry On: Grief and The Black Parade

And if your heart stops beating/I’ll be here wondering- did you get what you deserve?/The ending of your life It’s funny to me, that as I start this piece, that when I mentioned I was listening to My Chemical Romance on my Facebook, that someone would make a comment about self-harm in regards to the…

Episode 50.1 – This Is A Gift (Outtakes and Other Non-Sense)

Download Episode!A show of what was cut out of Episode 50, but I still think it’s worth a seperate listen to get our thoughts on what we lost in 2016, and David probably (most likely) goes off on another Trump rant. Enjoy! Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

Episode 49 – They Live, We Sleep

Download Episode!Welcome to the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David decide to tackle John Carpenter’s classic film from 1988 They Live, as well as discuss the material from which it was adapted, Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O’Clock In The Morning. Warning: This is a rambling discussion, in which other films are brought…