Five Ways to Fix the Noah Film

It’s been seven years since the Noah film came out. Seven is a perfect number, and the world was made in seven days, if you take Genesis 1 literally. Depending on how you take the rest of Genesis, you might have a different take on the film.

A lot of people hated it, and not just because it took some liberties with interpretation that would inevitably offend various religious groups. Some of the liberties themselves just confuse the story, not only the Genesis account, but the movie script itself.

Continue reading

Conspiracy Theory: The Office Had a Ghost Writer

I have a new theory about The Office. A literary theory.

I was reading Cormac McCarthy’s famous novel, No Country For Old Men, when I came across a familiar punchline.

yK4HS1hkiHYiOiTlnxQCDBbziFUHe3R1ev8RC-cGpwg

That’s right, it’s everyone’s favorite repeating inappropriate joke from The Office. What’s it doing in a crime thriller/postmodern Western written by a literary genius? Continue reading

Unmasked Boba Fett And Wonder’s Auggie Pullman

When I read R.J. Palacio’s Wonder about ten years ago, I was struck by Auggie Pullman’s choice to dress as Boba Fest for Halloween. If you’re a kid like Auggie, you could choose any character to be, preferably one that covers your face like that astronaut helmet, because you’re self-conscious about how you look, and people are not always kind.

Continue reading