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Bravest Kitchen Warrior

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Roy Batty in Blade Runner was, of course, a definitive role. One that just like Richard E […]

Bravest Kitchen Warrior

The Great Hack

  Directed by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim and written by Amer and Erin Bennett, The Great Hack is the story of the Cambridge Analytica scandal told through several perspectives. One is David Carroll, a New York academic who took them to court to see the data they had on him. One is Carole Cadwalladr,

The Great Hack

Pink Spacesuits, Blue Spacesuits

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. There are three trailers that have hit, basically back to back, for astronaut shows

Pink Spacesuits, Blue Spacesuits

The Wandering Earth

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. There’s a moment in The Wandering Earth where one character is using his back-mounted

The Wandering Earth

Knock Down The House

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. We watched this last night. This morning we watched Theresa May resign,

Knock Down The House

Counting to X: Apocalypse

It’s the 1980s and the world is ending. En Sabah Nur, an impossibly old mutant buried beneath his pyramid in Ancient Egypt and asleep for thousands of years is waking up. He views himself as the Mutant Messiah, the father of them all. Aided by his four horsemen he plans to remake the world as

Counting to X: Apocalypse

Counting to X: Days of Future Past

Matthew Vaughan’s original plan was that First Class would be the opening act in a three movie trilogy that would culminate in Days of Future Past. A legendary story that tied a possible dystopian future to the present, it’s regarded as one of the X-Men classics and for very good reason. it would have been

Counting to X: Days of Future Past

Counting to X: X-Men: First Class

The Last Stand was an abject mess, a failure in nearly every way. That was a bad thing for the movie, but ultimately a very good thing for the franchise. The Last Stand’s failure opened the way for something completely different to be tried. That in turn led to the creation of the other essential

Counting to X: X-Men: First Class

Counting to X: X-2

If X-Men is the dress rehearsal, X-2 is the command performance. Every single issue the first one has is addressed, every problem solved. it remains one of the best examples of modern western superhero cinema and even now it stands as a mark that the franchise has arguably reached again but certainly never surpassed (Logan

Counting to X: X-2

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