Category Archive: Literature

Netflix’s The Punisher and Masculinity (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: Last night I finished Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix. It impressed me. It was probably the best Marvel Netflix show since Jessica Jones. It is flawed, but in its own ways.… Continue reading

Stranger Things 2 Re-View

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Most of the problems with Stranger Things can be summarised by the title of its second season. “Stranger Things 2”. That’s how you label a film, not a television season. The creators of… Continue reading

The reasons I love Batman so much (VIDEO)

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Transcript: If you’ve seen my videos, tweets or my multiple articles on my blog, you’ll notice I love Batman, like, a lot. A lot, a lot, a lot. Sure, tonnes of people love… Continue reading

The Dreaded Backlog: Injustice 2

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It’s hard to know where to start with Injustice 2. It is broad and deep, yet simple at to the point. It’s a 2D fighting game featuring superhero characters from DC comics publications.… Continue reading

Why Batman Shouldn’t Kill (VIDEO)

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Transcript: This is going to be a short video about why Batman shouldn’t be portrayed as a killer. As such I have to briefly refer to the movie Batman v Superman. I don’t… Continue reading

Preacher season 2: a step up and a let down (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: The Vertigo comic series Preacher by Garth Ennis and the late, great Steve Dillon is very good. It’s dark, funny, and adventurous and can make you weep with very little effort.… Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is better than the first movie (VIDEO)

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  Transcript: So. I really loved Guardians 2. I often feel like the only one that does. Everyone seems to like it, but not love it, like the first film. Many people seem… Continue reading

I am making video content now

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When I (and Hollie) first started Mini Media Bites I only had a few intentions. It was to be a dumping ground for ideas for things that could never be academic essays, think… Continue reading

Superman (1978) Re-View

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Superhero movies are all over the place these days, obviously. The 1978 Superman movie is an inspiration for many of them. Its earnestness is a clear inspiration on modern greats like Sam Raimi’s… Continue reading

Atomic Blonde: A Spy Movie Gone Rogue

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Atomic Blonde (directed by David Leitch) is a movie that adores pastiche, but it also adores subverting tropes. It borrows the visual and storytelling language of Bond films and Le Carre novels and… Continue reading