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…

Rooster Illusion: ‘The Mask of Zorro’

I can’t remember the first time that I encountered Zorro. Recalling my childhood, I get flashes of Guy Williams and Duncan Regehr. I know I wore the mask and cape for Halloween at least three times. Raised on Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood, the swashbuckling was, of course, very appealing to me. And the fact that…