A Bomb in the Lasagna: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” is Stranger Than Your Average Cartoon Sequel

I had sort of forgotten there was going to be another SpongeBob Squarepants movie. Despite the show being a staple of my childhood (and let’s be honest, adult life), I forgot to watch the trailers when they first emerged sometime last year. So when recent promotional images depicted SpongeBob and co. as CGI superheroes for…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: DC Tries to Do Right By Aquaman in “Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2015)”

Let’s get one thing clear right out the gate: Aquaman is a national treasure. A legion of hack comedians, unenlightened comic book fans, and people who only half remember the character from Superfriends have made Arthur Curry, King of the Sea, a pop culture punch-line for much longer than the character deserves. For these reasons,…