Nostalgia Head: Where in the World… did the Carmen Sandiego games go?

At seven years old, nothing wound me down after a long day of learning cursive and playing kick-ball, like coming home to my favorite computer game, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. As an ACME Detective Agency agent, I was puttin’ villains around the globe behind bars left and right. All in the ultimate search to … More Nostalgia Head: Where in the World… did the Carmen Sandiego games go?

Miyazaki Rewatch: Howl’s Moving Castle

If I had to chose a personal favorite among Hayao Miyazaki’s films, it would probably be Howl’s Moving Castle. In fact, it’s a personal all-time favorite film. This was the first Miyazaki film that I saw, freshman year of college, and watching Howl’s, a door opened and I couldn’t consume Miyazaki’s works fast enough. Rewatching it a few … More Miyazaki Rewatch: Howl’s Moving Castle

Nostalgia Head: Playmobil

I’m not sure what sparked my memory, but I recently found myself thinking about Playmobil’s Victorian house. I coveted this toy playhouse as a child, drooling over the dormer windows and old-world feel on the glossy pages of the Playmobil catalog and hoping my parents would surprise me for Christmas.

Stranger Things: Kickin’ it old school and keepin’ it weird

There’s a consensus about Stranger Things that everyone reviewing the show on the internet has somehow magically come to: a Spielberg/Stephen King, 80’s homage to genre entertainment. It’s a decent description for the show, but a bit of a generalization. There are a number of tropes pulled from 80’s movies: bikes, bike lights, forests, flashlights, guys in … More Stranger Things: Kickin’ it old school and keepin’ it weird

Spielberg Directing Ready Player One: My Entire Life Has Built Up to this Moment

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel, an ejaculation of everything nerds could ever wish for in one place, is set to be adapted into a film under the direction of Steven Spielberg. Spielberg is a breakout director whose previous credits include some relatively unknown titles like, Indiana Jones, Jaws, E.T., and Jurassic Park. Ready Player One takes place in … More Spielberg Directing Ready Player One: My Entire Life Has Built Up to this Moment