July 26, 2014

[Deconstruction is Magic] My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, episode 4 "Applebuck Season"

"And as for worldbuilding, yeah, I caught the cows and mules speaking with anthropomorphized sapiency as well, which begs the question of why there isn’t more diversity in Ponyville. I’m not saying full segregation is in effect, but beyond Spike and the occasional wanderer in (why is the mule just there on a family farm? and correct me if I’m wrong, wasn’t the waiter in the last episode something non-equine?) we see a division among the populace."

For the rest of our post, check it out at Deconstruction is Magic.

[Short-Lived Showcase] The Further Adventures of U.S. 1, Part 1

"Their trademark coffee is still being served at the Short Stop counter, albeit by alien waitresses to alien truckers, yet still overseen by Poppa Wheelie, who breaks away from giving the Guardians of the Galaxy directions when he spots Taryn and pulls her into a big hug."

Check out the rest of the post at the Showcase.

July 23, 2014

[Castle Rock Companion] Secret Window

"If you're going to have a film that largely revolves around the main character often alone in his cabin in the woods, you can't get much better than casting Johnny Depp. While Depp occasionally seems to have a lack of judgment when collaborating with Tim Burton, most of his other roles show his range and strength, and this film is another strong example of his talent."

For more of Angie's thoughts on the book and film, check out her latest post.

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