Why Didn’t Thanos Just Take a Nap Instead?

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Overall, Avengers: Infinity War is a lot of fun, but the star of the show is definitely Josh Brolin as Thanos, the big purple man with the chin and the glove. His performance shines through all the CGI makeup, which is an achievement that not many of these big stupid movies can boast about.

Marvel usually has some pretty shitty and shallow villains, so this was a nice change of pace. At the center of his motivation is a strong sense of duty to do what he thinks is right. For him, that means eliminating half of all life in the universe with his magic glove in order to restore balance. This is an enormous burden for one man to bear, even a man as big as Thanos. Continue reading

Writing Advice, Courtesy of The Worst Movie Ever

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Film students all across the world could tell you all about The Room, a film considered by most to be “the best worst movie ever made.” It has to be seen to be believed. It tells the story of a well-off man named Johnny whose world slowly begins to fall apart when his girlfriend Lisa starts cheating on him under his nose with his best friend, Mark. It is written, directed, produced by, and starring Tommy Wiseau, a man who clearly had endless ambition and a vision he wanted to realize. Regrettably, he did not have the storytelling skill, acting experience, or… really, anything to back it up. Almost every single thing that could go wrong with a movie is done terribly in The Room. It’s nonsensical and hilarious. Continue reading