Halfway through my time as an undergraduate, my perception of critical analysis was changed thanks to a Film Studies module I took. From there, I went on to study Adaptations in my post-graduate years, tackling adaptations of popular books, comics, and videogames into other media (generally movies and television shows). Taking its name from my PhD thesis, Interplay articles are lengthy, essay-like pieces designed to discuss adaptations in their many forms and, as a result, only tend to be published two or three times a year.

Talking Movies [Green Lantern Day]: Green Lantern: Extended Cut

In 2014, the 2nd of February was dubbed “Green Lantern Day” because, by the American calendar, the date read as “2814”, the sector of space assigned to Earth in DC Comics. While the significance of this date has passed as the years have changed, it seems like a great excuse to celebrate DC Comics’ green-garbed … Continue reading Talking Movies [Green Lantern Day]: Green Lantern: Extended Cut

Talking Movies: Total Recall

Released: 1 June 1990Director: Paul VerhoevenDistributor: TriStar PicturesBudget: $50 to 60 millionStars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox The Plot:Construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) lives a mundane life dominated by dreams of Mars. Determined to fulfil his fantasy of having visited the Red Planet, he pays to have memories of … Continue reading Talking Movies: Total Recall

Talking Movies: Black Widow

Released: 9 July 2021Director: Cate ShortlandDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $200 millionStars: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour, Olga Kurylenko, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz The Plot:On the run after the events of Captain America: Civil War (The Russo Brothers, 2016), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Johansson) reunites with her estranged sister, Yelena Belova (Pugh), and … Continue reading Talking Movies: Black Widow

10FTW: Bad-Ass Movie Dads

Being a dad in a movie is tough; often, dads are portrayed as slovenly, uncaring, even abusive individuals who care more about drinking beer, watching football, cheating on their spouses, or work than their kids. It’s a bit of a cliché at this point and also quite a bum rap, to be honest, and often … Continue reading 10FTW: Bad-Ass Movie Dads


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