In this special episode, Dono-chan, Harry-kun and Stella-san are joined by Carolyn Cocca-Senpai to discuss the female future of the action genre, with the tent-pole case study being Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).
With ten years, twenty-plus films and billions of dollars under its belt, the guys take a step back and try to parse out what went right about the Marvel Cinematic Universe that took so many years to iron out what went wrong with other comic book films.
The guys tackle the issue of the militarized policing and ponder whether further militarization or de-escalation will be the norm in the future.
The new decade begins with the guys having a final say on the past – for a time. What does nostalgia do to us, for us, and cause us to be?
The trilogy is complete! Donovan and I (me, hi, Harrison) start off with honorable and dishonorable mentions before diving back into the TOP FIVE. For the most part, we track in-character — I start out with a couple “aren’t women so cool” blah, blah, blah whatever, and Donovan is brought back to an impossible place, a forgotten place, with a triumphant return for Steven Universe in a three-pronged attack (trident formation). But then things get a little twisty-turny, a little Neon Genesis Evangelion, and you’ll just have to see how we recount the recent transformations in our lives, shaped as we are by invisible forces (streaming on Netflix). … More Escaping 2019: The Final
Looks like it’s that time again! Well, 2019 was a checkerboard of emotions, in that some squares were sad, some squares were angry. The key is to play your pieces correctly, turning some of those squares into happiness, or at least diversion. Perhaps that’s Chinese checkers. Regardless, Donovan and I (me, Harrison) are both big believers in the power of media, be it healing or escape or education. Big talk for John Wick 3, maybe, but don’t get me started. Or do, rather, as herein, cases will be made, tears will be shed, invites to play will be sent. … More Escaping 2019: Day 1
Donovan and I put our heads together and said “owie” and then hashed out a definitive, superlative, effervescent, luminous listicle squaring the zany years of 2010 through 2019. This is how we so say, but how say you? … More QNA’s Ten Best Movies of the Decade
Don and Harry wrestle over finalizing their top ten list. Which black genre films will battle it out for the top spot?
It’s the end of the 2010s, and every’s pulling together their best films list! Harry and Don begin their lists debating, comparing and contrasting the best from the rest, forgoing personal favorites (or not) for the sake of true originality. Part 1 of 2!