Tag Archives: Quentin Tarantino

What Movie Trailers Actually Tell Us

It has been really interesting to see the reaction to the new Ghostbusters movie coming out soon, particularly in regards to the trailer. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and it is okay to think a movie should never have even been made, but passing judgment on a movie based on the trailer really is not fair. A trailer does not actually tell us what the movie as a whole is going to be. It can give us glimpses, but really all a trailer does is tell us what the studio thinks we want to see. There are things that we can figure out from a trailer, but in the end unless you watch the movie you cannot really make your own judgment call. At the same time there are certain things that a trailer can tell us. Continue reading

Epic Rap Battles of History – Director’s Cut

So to speak. See what I did there?

The most recent of the Epic Rap Battles of History was Steven Spielberg vs. Alfred Hitchcock. But they couldn’t leave well enough alone… ending up with a few more directors thrown in. And of course, at least they’re not Michael Bay. Right?

Please note: NSFW. Language. As with pretty much all of their work. Also, all of rap.

We thought this was great, and the question is as always a good one. WHO WON? YOU DECIDE! We have the poll for you after the jump! Continue reading

Jonathan Hickman and the Illuminati

I’ve promised this post, and it’s time to deliver. I’ve talked about Jonathan Hickman’s comics a lot, here’s a quick list of main posts:

There’s one theme that I keep seeing between all of his comics I’ve read so far. And one theme that has led to my Hickman posts being some of the most popular I have written here on Comparative Geeks. The Illuminati.

New Avengers: Illuminati

This image I think comes up on Google if you search right.

Something about this theme – about the men of power who secretly run the world – is appealing to Hickman. It makes them a villain that can be defeated, makes the world something that – through a contest of will – can be changed. It makes for great story-telling; but does it tell us anything about the Illuminati themselves? Let me work through the comics and consider!

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