Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+

In many cultures, the idea of wanting more for yourself is valorized. We want more money, more success, and more awards. Some of us simply want to tell our own stories to differentiate ourselves. In the case of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the want for more has resulted in something of a problem. The film … Continue reading Streaming At Home Review – ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Arrives on Disney+

2012 Retrospective: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – High-Concept Horror Awakens

With a gust of wind (and a strong electrical mechanism), five teens are plunged into the depths of hell. A simple story of young adults getting hunted by the evils that lurk in the forest has been a mainstay of horror. For decades, horror ran this story into the ground. Yet in 2012, a long-awaited … Continue reading 2012 Retrospective: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ – High-Concept Horror Awakens

Podcast – Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 1 – ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (2012) Directed by Drew Goddard)

Welcome to the podcast series premiere of Bela Lugosi's Undead! Spooky Ryan and I are going to jump around our favorite horror films and discuss them over the course of the next year. We hope you'll join us on the journey! In our first episode, we cover Drew Goddard's horror parody, Cabin in the Woods. The … Continue reading Podcast – Bela Lugosi’s Undead Episode 1 – ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ (2012) Directed by Drew Goddard)

Review: ‘Spiderhead’ Allows Chris Hemsworth to Shine in an Imperfect ‘Twilight Zone’ Thriller

For decades, sci-fi has helped send warning signs to mass audiences. The genre lends itself to exploring the natural conclusion of emerging phenomena in our world. This allegorical approach helped The Twilight Zone become a sensation while paving the way for generations of stories to follow in its footsteps. Director Joseph Kosinski looks to recreate a … Continue reading Review: ‘Spiderhead’ Allows Chris Hemsworth to Shine in an Imperfect ‘Twilight Zone’ Thriller

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Looks to Be 3 Hours Long and That’s Awesome

Early this week, the internet started buzzing with excitement over the prospect of a three-hour long edit for Avengers: Endgame. The climactic conclusion to this version of The Avengers set up the stakes for our final battles. With much of the future MCU sidelined after being dusted, we're down to some of our core characters. With contracts expiring and … Continue reading ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Looks to Be 3 Hours Long and That’s Awesome

Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Embraces Purgatory and Half-Naked Hemsworth

Dropping characters into a singular location will always be a popular genre trope. From Rope to The Hateful Eight, the concept has always been a way for directors to build tension slowly over a few hours. Dating back to the days of the stage, these moments can truly bring the most out of characters by secluded them in … Continue reading Review: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Embraces Purgatory and Half-Naked Hemsworth

We Bought a Pod Episode 41: The First Man at the El Royale

This week, Aaron and AJ discuss the Oscar-contender First Man and the fun genre film, Bad Times at the El Royale. We also jump into some listener questions and have a discussion about criticism versus going to a movie for enjoyment. Timestamps are below! 00- 28:20 - First Man Review 28:20 - 50:20 - Bad Times at the El Royale Review … Continue reading We Bought a Pod Episode 41: The First Man at the El Royale

Trailer Talk: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Looks Like a Good Time to Me

Clearly, we have strong feelings for Drew Goddard here at We Bought a Blog. Hell, we named a podcast after his feature film, Cabin in the Woods. It's one of my favorite horror movies and is definitely a stay tuned for the podcast in the near future. Goddard is a weird figure because despite being hyper-successful, … Continue reading Trailer Talk: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ Looks Like a Good Time to Me

The Surprising Emotions of “Infinity War” and an Exploration of Fatherhood

*THIS POST CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR "AVENGER'S: INFINITY WAR." There are many who look at the MCU as a fairly emotionless world. While characters often "died," many have accused the film franchise as a world with no stakes. Frankly, critics have been pretty spot on about that issue. Look no further than Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), … Continue reading The Surprising Emotions of “Infinity War” and an Exploration of Fatherhood