Author Archives: adsheehan
Top Gun Maverick: How to Resurrect a Story
Why did Top Gun: Maverick succeed where other such “zombie sequels” have failed? Continue reading
Star Wars: A 42-Year Lesson in Letting Go
“I’m not disappointed by this, because there’s always another one. So if this one’s not good, maybe the next one…” The excellent Mr. Sunday Movies Youtube channel wrapped up their spoiler-free review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with … Continue reading
Details Drive it Home
I have gushed ad nauseam about the unprecedented genius of the best Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-verse. But since it just arrived on Netflix (necessitating a rewatch, of course), I thought I’d point out one of the many (so many) things … Continue reading
God-Zilla: The Outside Help
The following contains possible spoilers for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. If you wish to skip to a spoiler-free review, scroll down below the line.
How Far Will He Go? How Long Will I Care?
Speculative fiction TV is a bit of a wasteland these days, isn’t it? Every once in a while you’ll find the odd gem, but the average show has a flashing neon sign over the door that reads “Action!” Then, once … Continue reading
Dear Marvel, Thanks for Understanding
Avengers Endgame is on track to become the highest grossing film of all time. With the spoiler embargo lifted, I want to take a moment to gush about this unprecedented event and the wider wonder of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. … Continue reading
Why Mission: Impossible Still Works
Summer, 1996. I was twelve, I’d just won the last battles of elementary school, and my dad, a long-time fan of the TV series, took me to see the big-screen adaptation of Mission: Impossible.
Scratching and Success: Realm Makers 2018
I had the barbell about sixty percent of the way up when I heard God speak to me. Now, I’d set up a convenient appointment earlier that day to hear from God, but He chose to wait until I was … Continue reading
Marvel Cars, Ranked
Here’s a fun piece I wrote for “work.”
Review: Songkeeper is both Brutal and Brilliant
When I reviewed part one of Gillian Bronte Adams’s Songkeeper Chronicles, Orphan’s Song, I reflected on her subversion of traditional YA fantasy tropes, slyly leading the audience into traps of surprising emotional depth. If I approached book two, the eponymous … Continue reading