Why Avatar: The Last Airbender is Timeless

Nickelodeon was a children’s network established in the late 1970s. It’s most popular content was in the 1990s where we saw the likes of Hey! Arnold!, Doug, Ren and Stimpy, and of course, Rugrats. What do all of these shows have in common? All are mostly comedies surrounding kids in real-life situations. All of these shows were fantastic in their own right, and deserve to be covered in another feature. As we moved into the early 2000s, we see more comedies with SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, and Fairly Odd Parents. The year is 2002, and Nick wants to branch out and add an action-adventure series. Enter Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. The two were tasked with creating something new and exciting for the network, and in just one month, they created the greatest series ever put on television. Continue reading “Why Avatar: The Last Airbender is Timeless”

Martin Scorsese and the Dangers of Elitism

The art of film is a wonderful thing. It shows us the beauty of life, the troubles of man, and can inspire us to be more than we are. The film medium is full of many different genres. For those of us who are want a good scare, you turn to horror. If you want to laugh, you watch a comedy. If you want to watch fun action and spectacle, you watch a Marvel movie. Film takes on many forms, and means different things to different people. The problem is when we decide that a curtain genre is no longer “film” and force our views on others. Continue reading “Martin Scorsese and the Dangers of Elitism”