Category Archives: Movies and Television

Andi Mack: A Parent’s Guide to Season 3 (Thus far).

Earlier this year I wrote a post celebrating Disney’s Andi Mack for its cultural forwardness. From Cyrus growing into his understanding of his own sexuality to Jonah’s struggle with anxiety, the show created by Terri Minisky (of Lizzie McGuire fame) … Continue reading

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From Prey to Predator: Laurie Transformed

Just yesterday I sat in a darkened movie theatre with over 150 Communications Technology students to watch Halloween (2018). It’s always a treat to sit and watch a horror film with teenagers in a shared space. Unlike most adults who … Continue reading

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Michael Myers and Our Shared Horror

With the release of David Gordon Green’s Halloween (2018) today, I felt inspired to share my love of teaching horror. From a critical media literacy lens, the horror genre provides me with a great opportunity to engage in rich cultural … Continue reading

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The Incredibles 2: A Parent’s Guide

If you’re a fan of animated films (and not just those produced in Hollywood), then you can deeply appreciate Brad Bird’s recent online rebuttal that animation films are not kid movies. In responding to a fan on social media who … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi & Media Literacy as a Moral Imperative

I write readily about the value of popular culture and media literacy to shape critical discourse amongst students. As students are entrenched within the mediated space, it’s a moral imperative for educators to leverage their sanctum to construct, like media … Continue reading

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JUSTICE LEAGUE & WHAT THE CRITICS GOT WRONG

With yesterday’s release of Marvel’s culminating epic, Avenger’s: Infinity War trailer, it may not be best timing to release a blog into the Twitterverse that celebrates both the success and shortcomings of Justice League; what has been hailed online as … Continue reading

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More than Nostalgia: Stranger Things and Our Upside Down

Much has been written about Stranger Things as a nostalgic throwback to the glory of 80’s pop culture where all things now retro, felt new. As an 80’s baby, admittedly, the show pulls at my heart strings. From allusions to … Continue reading

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