Octoberween Four: This Time, It’s Octoberween Four

Number four. The magic number*. One is the loneliest, two can be as bad as one, and three? Who gives a shit about three? Aside from that being an “actual” magic number, three ain’t shit. Four. Yes, four. That’s where the magic happens. And it’s happening here, friends. Right now, from this blog to your…

King of the Monsters: Introduction

There’s a new Godzilla movie coming out, and I could not be more stoked. I’ve been a fan of the Big G since before I could tie my shoes. In honor of the King’s (suck it, Elvis) 60th anniversary outing, I’ll be posting a series of columns commemorating his legacy. This one, as the more…

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…

Rooster Illusion: ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013): The Plot: Seventeen-year-old Adèle (Adèle Exarchopolous), exploring her sexuality for the first time, becomes infatuated with the blue-haired college student artist Emma (Léa Seydoux). The two fall in love and begin dating. Over the years, the relationship shapes Adèle, helping her find confidence to pursue her professional goals, even…