The Snyder Cut: Tempering Expectations

The Snyder Cut: Tempering Expectations

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Last Thursday, Zack Snyder’s Justice League was released on HBO Max, a long awaited cinematic experience that was not only a whopping four hours in length, but was also presented in a 4:3 format to apparently “preserve the integrity of Zack Snyder’s creative vision.” While Justice League (2017) was tonally inconsistent and incomprehensible in terms of character motivations and plot, people, when anticipating the release of the fabled Snyder Cut, seemed to have forgotten that Batman V Superman, the director’s previous film, while consistent in its tone, still suffered from the pseudo-intellectualism that the DCEU has gained a reputation for. Which brings me to my …

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’: Will It Be Good?

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’: Will It Be Good?

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For years, the Snyder Cut has existed as the Holy Grail of nerd culture, a lost artifact that has gained an almost mythical status, an artifact few even believed truly existed. Snyder loyalists, however, stayed faithful, and were ultimately vindicated on March 2019, when Zack Snyder confirmed that his original cut did in fact exist, and two years later we were finally gifted the official trailer, yet many have already asked: is the Snyder Cut going to be as spectacular as people are claiming? If you were interested enough in Zack Snyder’s Justice League to click on this article, then chances are …

5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’

5 Facts About Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Raven’

Once upon a midnight dreary, Edgar Allan Poe wrote The Raven, a poem about a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover slowly descending into madness. Today is the poem’s 176th anniversary, and to celebrate its publication, here are 5 facts about one of the greatest poetic works in American literature.     5. poe’s wife was deathly ill as he was writing it As Edgar Allan Poe was writing The Raven, his wife Virginia Clemm was suffering from tuberculosis. As I mention in my article on fun facts about the aforementioned poet to celebrate his birthday (found here), Virginia was his …

6 Facts About Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’

6 Facts About Stephen King’s ‘The Shining’

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While most people only know of the The Shining thanks to the film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick, Stephen King’s 1977 novel was published today, and to celebrate a story that has revolutionized the horror genre, here are a list of fun facts.   6. the location of the overlook hotel was entirely arbitrary After writing Carrie and ‘Salem’s Lot, which were both set in small towns in Maine, Stephen King wanted to, in his own words, “spend a year away from Maine so that my next novel would have a different sort of background.” To decide where his next story was to …