The Incredible Hulk is a character that resonates with fans for many reasons – not least because he is one of the only figures in popular culture that explores the human emotional experience through the way in which he copes with a mental health condition.
In this feature, now available on We Got This Covered, I explore the ways in which this character succeeds in those terms, while making the case for a different kind of solo movie.
Read the whole thing here: The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Making The Case For Hulk.
A feature written for http://www.wegotthiscovered.com , in which I detail how the screenwriters of the Captain America trilogy have crafted one of the best film series in recent memory, within the confines of a cinematic universe of fluctuating quality.
How Captain America Became The Best Part Of The MCU
I recently launched a new series on http://www.channillo.com. This is a literary series website, that is also a subscription service. $4.99 per month (or £3.27) let’s you subscribe to up to 10 series of your choice – and there is quite a wide range available.
I just launched my first series on there:
and I’d be grateful if you would check out the preview.
I will soon be launching a second series on there – this time on the subject of mental health. “Odd Socks” will take the form of book chapters, released quarterly, detailing my own experience of Borderline Personality Disorder. It will be autobiographical, interspersed with chapters setting out my understanding if the illness, it’s co-morbid conditions, the ways they intersect, and effective management techniques.
I’ll be working on those series in addition to this blog, and other websites.
Watch this space for further updates…
Ever notice how, in lists of great movie speeches, most of those featured are the ones performed by white men? The greatest movie speeches are works of art in their own right – the product of many filmmaking elements coming together to create a unique and powerful moment. But, there are so many more to appreciate than the standard ‘white dude monologues’ that are most often cited as examples.
This was a team feature at We Got This Covered, but I wrote the introduction, all the female entries, plus the entry about Samuel L Jackson’s bit at the end of Pulp Fiction (that’s the intro + 11 of the 20 entries).
I was recently interviewed by Roseland Online for their ‘Writers Talking’ column. You can read the piece here:
Love this blog post about the film Third Contact, which I have written about extensively myself here on this site.