Jeremiah Massengale is an assistant professor of communication arts at the University of the Cumberlands where he also advises the award-winning college newspaper.
Wednesday, October 17 2012
With the end The Mighty Thor, perhaps now's the perfect time to reconsider Kenneth Branagh's critical box office success as a metaphor for the challenges facing the upcoming Thor: God of Thunder.
Tuesday, August 30 2011
Perhaps more than a long, critical gaze at DC's history, Secret Origins makes the incredibly savvy move of rendering the company's 70-plus years as both heartwarming and resilient.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
At first glance, Captain America seems dated. But viewers are quickly reminded that WWII was as much an ideological conflict as a military one. On the battle of ideas, icons matter.
Friday, January 17 2014
Backup singers don’t usually get to be in the spotlight, but 20 Feet from Stardom finally puts them front and center in this captivating documentary about pop music’s unsung heroes.
Friday, January 10 2014
Even though the audio is the real star, Listening is an Act of Love: A StoryCorps Special is a touching animated film that anyone who has ever heard a good story should witness.
Wednesday, November 13 2013
Saved by the Bell ended in 1993, but now 20 years later, the teen sitcom is as charming as ever.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
Perhaps more than any other sitcom, Boy Meets World totally captures what it feels like to grow up.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
Monsters University is far from being Pixar’s best, but as far as prequels go, there’s enough monster-filled college humor for viewers of all ages to enjoy.
Friday, April 13 2012
In 1994, the Punisher and his fixer Micro stormed into Riverdale, believing that such a squeaky-clean town must be hiding its own special breed of hell…
Friday, January 13 2012
2011 saw the reboot of the classic show, ThunderCats, on Cartoon Network. But an earlier ThunderCats reboot, in comics, holds lessons for uncovering good from bad reimaginings.
Thursday, January 5 2012
It's only fair to balk at the idea of some changes Criminal Minds producer Ed Bernero has planned for his FOX-optioned pilot of The Punisher. Frank Castle is black-and-white, right? What if the real issue is more complex, and goes to the heart of comics fandom? What if the real issue is, can The Punisher be for everyone?
Monday, August 29 2011
Darkwing Duck is just a kid's book, right? It can't really be commenting on the political landscape can it? I mean, not really in any kind of meaningful way?