C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes

C.B. McCullough Loves Sequels… Sometimes Sequels: the double-edged sword of the film industry. Like all movie geeks, I love a good sequel, and I hate, hate, hate a bad one.  It’s a pity that such a vast majority of Part 2s fall into that second category.  So what do good sequels do right, where the bad ones go […]

Nerds Do It Better: Why Nerd Culture Cultivates a Better Understanding of Story

What does the term “great storytelling” mean to you? For many, it evokes names like Hemingway, Austen, Steinbeck, or Joyce. What probably doesn’t come to mind are titles like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Final Fantasy, Sherlock, or The Dark Knight. Literary classics, these titles are not, but I’m here to reveal a dirty little secret about all the stuff your […]