Race in Comedy: Ironic or just racist?

Originally published Aug 2, 2012 I’ve noticed a greater tendency in modern mainstream comedy to attempt to ironically co-opt racist stereotypes. Ideally this type of race comedy can combat racist ideas by laughing at the absurdity of the stereotype and those who believe them and not the stereotype itself. This is a difficult line to…

Birth of a “Bootquel”: A Prometheus Review

Originally published July 10, 2012 To make it a little easier to digest, I divided the review into seven sub-sections that lend some narrative to what I thought were the problems with the movie: 1. Prometheus is a “Bootquel” 2. What is Prometheus About? 3. Things Happen in Prometheus just because they happened in other…