Let's discuss Avengers: Infinity War -- a movie BOUND to make you feel so good!

Movies X Music

No relation to Street Fighter X Tekken.

Anyway, do you like movies?  Do you like music?  Do you like freakishly-obsessive hyper-analyzing of both as expressed in words?  Well, you're in luck.  Get in here and dig deep!

Note: Readers may not actually be in luck.


I'd like to think that I go where the stories go -- books, video games, comics...and now, I'd like to start taking a closer look at the movies I see.  Granted, I'm not the biggest movie-goer (I've gone years at a time without going to a theater) or a guy who knows all the nitty-gritty nuances, but when I see one I think it's in your interest and mine to give it a good, hard look.

So from now on, Cross-Up is going to feature a slowly-growing collection of (spoiler-riddled) thoughts on what makes the movie work and why...or why not.  Maybe it'll be recent movies.  Maybe it'll be old ones.  Maybe it'll be something a bit more...unorthodox.  Who knows what will happen?!  That's where the magick lies!

So what do you say?  Feel like going all clicky-clicky on these links?

SPOILERS TO FOLLOW.  READ AT YOUR OWN RISK...but it's oh so worth it.  Maybe. 

The Hunger Games
A Pun-Based Subtitle with Odds in It
Two More Things
The Avengers
You Should Probably Go See The Avengers.
Starring Robin Sparkles
...But First, Charts!
Part 1
Part 2
The Dark Knight Rises
And So It Begins...
RE: The Dark Knight Rises
A Preamble
...With Old Men (Part 1)
...With Old Men (Part 2)
I See What You Did There
Cloud Atlas
Reach Out to the True-True
Django Unchained
Can We Talk This Out?
One More Thing...
Iron Man 3
American Business
Man of Steel
RE: Man of Steel
Kneel Before Clods (Part 1)
Kneel Before Clods (Part 2)
Kneel Before Clods (Finale)
Pacific Rim
Fight a Hurricane
The Wolverine
Come On, Bub!
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
...The WORST Movie Ever? (nope; not anymore)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
This Movie Terrible
This Movie STILL Terrible
Thor: The Dark World
Bring the Hammer Down
47 Ronin
An Emergency PSA
RoboCop (2014)
(Don't) Feel the Love
On the Designated Hero
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
RE: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Good Old Days (Part 1)
The Good Old Days (Part 2)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(And Gary Oldman)
A Post-World Primer
For the Love of TARS
Dinosaur Island
A Christmas Anti-Miracle
Jurassic World
RE: Jurassic World
The Princess Snide
Let it Go (Headbang)
Crimson Peak
RE: Crimson Peak
It Has Ghosts in It
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
RE: Star Wars
Unleashed: Revelations
Unleashed: Revelations: Revengeance
Unleashed: Revelations: Revengeance: Revolutions
The Hateful Eight
Because 789
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
RE: Batman v. Superman
Clods Among Us (Part 1)
Clods Among Us (Part 2)
Captain America: Civil War
RE: Civil War
SummerSlam (Part 1)
SummerSlam (Part 2)
Doctor Strange
RE: Doctor Strange
A Beard's Origin Story (Part 1)
A Beard's Origin Story (Part 2)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
RE: Guardians 2
Under Your Nose (Part 1)
Under Your Nose (Part 2)
Spider-Man: Homecoming
What an Upset!
Black Panther
RE: Black Panther
Something Something Politics (Part 1)
Something Something Politics (Part 2)
Avengers: Infinity War
RE: Infinity War
So That Happened
Shadow of the Colossus: The (Awful) Movie
How to Make a Good Street Fighter Movie
How to Make a Good Dead or Alive Movie
Horror Movies: An All-Points Bulletin
How to Make a Good 50-Foot Woman Movie
Action Movies: An All-Points Bulletin
My Top 10 Favorite Movies
How to Make a Good 50-Foot Woman Movie -- ACT II


...It's exactly what it sounds like.

You like music.  I like music.  We all like music.  But you know what I REALLY love?  Manly songs.  And to that end, what we have here is an archive of all the manly songs I can collect.  Over the coming eons, I'll make posts that feature manly songs, and my rationale as to why they can put beards on unassuming young boys.

And YOU can contribute as well.  Leave a comment naming one of your own personal manly songs, and it may very well appear here on the site.  You excited yet?  I know I am.  Make your voice -- and your song -- heard for the sake of humanity!

Let's you and me make one manly playlist!

(I'm going to stop here before the word "manly" loses all meaning.  But it shouldn't. It's been known to punch a dictionary into submission.)

01: Go the Distance
02: I'll Make a Man Out of You
03: Now You're a Man
04: Highway to Hell
05: Path of Glory
06: Theme of Jin
07: The Tyrant
08: Kamen Rider Birth (Instrumental)

Bonus Tracks

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