Sebastian Decter

  • September 22, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    Look, I’m as surprised as you are. I’ve never been a big fan of late night television in general or of Jimmy Kimmel specifically. I don’t dislike him as much as I dislike Fallon or Corden, but that classic talk show insincerity is still there. I also don’t think he’s that funny, and I agree … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/jimmy-kimmels-conversation-about-healthcare-makes-for-must-see-tv/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • September 16, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    Run the Jewels is one of my favorite rap groups, and I I thought I’d rank the best tunes from their first three albums. For those unfamiliar, RTJ is technically a supergroup, as both rapper/producer El-P and rapper Killer Mike worked independently for many years before joining forces. It’s in this unholy union, known as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/top-10-run-the-jewels-songs/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 28, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    I’ve always liked comics. As a kid, I would go to the library’s graphic novel section, and pick out two or three that looked interesting. Pretty quickly, I found that a lot of the superhero stuff was confusing, and usually built off years of old stories. So I would pick up stand alone graphic novels, … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/12-comics-to-get-you-into-comics/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 15, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    It’s been an awful couple of days, and I, for one, could use some movie-comfort food. While everything in America is backwards and awful, I can only humbly present to you some movies that feature Nazis getting bashed. In other words, what’s supposed to happen: 1. The Dirty Dozen (1967) The Dirty Dozen is an … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/9-nazi-bashing-movies-to-brighten-up-your-week/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • August 5, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    I can’t get enough of action movies, and this year has been extra kind to me. Though not usually considered a high brow art form, a great action scene is incredibly hard to do. So I thought I’d put together a list in tribute to all the great chases, shootouts, and brawls we’ve seen this … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-10-best-action-movie-scenes-of-2017-so-far/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    I’m a big nerd, this much is true. As a nerd, the one thing I love above all else is continuity. With comics and movies, I want a big interconnected world, and as much as possible, I want it to make sense. So when I heard Martin Starr was cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, I was … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/a-fan-theory-about-martin-starrs-character-in-spider-man/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 24, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    War for the Planet of the Apes Directed by Matt Reeves Written by Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Karin Konoval, Steve Zahn Is Planet of the Apes the best franchise going right now? With the functional but formulaic Fate of the Furious was fun but disappointing, the Marvel movies keep refusing … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/war-for-the-planet-of-the-apes-review-ape-calypse-now/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 9, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    It can’t be easy being Spider-Man. Not just for Peter Parker, the central character of the series, but for Tom Holland, the third actor to portray Spider-Man in a major live-action film. Indeed, the entirety of Spider-Man Homecoming, opening this weekend, has to do the job of living up to the excellent (first two) Sam … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/spider-man-homecoming-review-a-friendly-neighborhood-spider-man/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 28, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    With the release of Cars 3 this month, and the trailer for Coco coming with it, I thought it might be time to reflect on the animation studio that defined my childhood and shaped modern children’s animation. Here are my rankings of all 18 Pixar feature films, from worst to best. Or more accurately, great … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/every-pixar-film-ranked/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 2, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    Chip Zdarsky is an accomplished comic book writer/artist best known for co-creating the acclaimed Image Series Sex Criminals. He did a short, hilarious run on Archie Comic’s reboot of Jughead, and has written Howard the Duck, and Star-Lord: Grounded for Marvel. His next project is the highly anticipated Spectacular Spider-Man, as while as … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/an-interview-with-comic-book-writer-chip-zdarsky/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • June 1, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    This week, video game developer Ubisoft released this image. It’s a still of the villains of the newest installment of their popular action franchise Far Cry: It’s a surprising move, but one that shows an interesting trend in the politics of the series, and raises some interesting questions that don’t usually come up about blockbuster … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/the-villains-of-far-cry-5-are-right-wing-extremists/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 19, 2017By Sebastian Decter

    [Header Image: David Lapham via Digitalspy.com) On New Year’s Eve 2016 I was beaten up on the Toronto subway. It was the first ‘fight’ I’d ever been in. A drunk guy was looking for someone to beat up, and being drunk as well, I decided I could take him. I couldn’t. He punched me and … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/stray-bullets-how-this-indie-comic-helped-me-make-sense-of-violence/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read