Movie Review: Candyman (2021)

by Miller C. Lashbrook Nia DaCosta’s Candyman is the perfect spiritual successor to the 1992 film with fitting social commentary for today and a visual aesthetic on the level of the best that cinema has to offer. Last October my fiancé and I made a list of horror and supernatural movies to watch leading upContinue reading “Movie Review: Candyman (2021)”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 2

by Miller C. Lashbrook In one of the most perfect ways to honor the man behind T’Challa, episode 2 of What If…? is all about the difference that one good person can make in the universe. Whether you consider the amount of feels that come up from hearing Chadwick Boseman’s voice, the amazing turn forContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 2”

MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 1

by Miller C. Lashbrook Simply asking what would have or could have gone different is an idea reach with narrative possibilities; coupling it with the the revelation at the end of Marvel’s Loki however brings cool possibilities to the table along with story potential for the main universe going forward. And with rumors abound aboutContinue reading “MCU Review: What If…? – Episode 1”

MCU Review: WandaVision – Episodes 4 & 5

by Miller C. Lashbrook Wow! This show just continues to get better and better. Episode 4 of WandaVision, “We Interrupt this Message”, grounded the show in the reality of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the viewers, but episode 5, “On a Very Special Episode”, kicked things into high gear, setting the show on a collisionContinue reading “MCU Review: WandaVision – Episodes 4 & 5”

MCU Review: WandaVision Premiere – Episodes 1 & 2

by Miller C. Lashbrook I never thought that a single show could combine the nostalgia of watching TV Land after school with that of watching cartoons on Saturday morning, but this show has, and for this show to be from the MCU makes it all the more magical. These first two episodes are ambitious andContinue reading “MCU Review: WandaVision Premiere – Episodes 1 & 2”

Comic Review: Thor: God of Thunder Issues 1-11

by Miller C. Lashbrook “Oh my gods!” That is my initial reaction to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic’s work of art that is Thor: God of Thunder. I am sure that many comic book fans and people with humanities degrees would agree that comic books can be art and often are. But, I am sureContinue reading “Comic Review: Thor: God of Thunder Issues 1-11”

Life Update: September 17 2020

by Miller C. Lashbrook Hello Pop Culture Fae. I know the forest of the fae has been quiet. The school year is starting to settle with students finding their groove with digital learning. I have continued to consume entertainment in the last 6 weeks, though of course at a much slower rate. I have keptContinue reading “Life Update: September 17 2020”

Weekly Writing Update: August 29, 2020

by Miller C. Lashbrook Hello, nice to see you again. Wow! These past couple of weeks have been a lot. Going back to school is always a little crazy for both teachers and students. This year however, has been wild with all of the new procedures and changes related to digital and hybrid learning thanksContinue reading “Weekly Writing Update: August 29, 2020”

Writing and Working Full-Time

by Miller C. Lashbrook Today I wanted to write a post about writing while working full-time. At some point in a writer’s life they will have to write while also working full-time. It is inevitable. I had a professor in college that would say, “you have to ask yourself, how are you going to makeContinue reading “Writing and Working Full-Time”