The message behind The Angry Birds Movie

This weekend, the #1 movie in America was The Angry Birds Movie.

Based on the once-popular mobile game and brought to life by movie makers’ rapidly drying well of ideas, the film tells the simple story of birds who are angry at pigs for stealing their eggs, and slingshotting themselves across the land to stop the pigs.

That’s the story behind the game, anyway. The movie tells a much deeper, darker tale. Continue reading

Which Game of Thrones character are you?

The world from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, brought to life by the HBO show Game of Thrones, is full of interesting characters, not all of whom are dead yet. So which would you be?

We made a quiz so you can find out!

The story in either form is told in a style of relentless realism (after accounting for the odd dragon and resurrection magic), and we did our best to stay true to that here.


Point/Counterpoint: “Lemonade”

Lemonade is the Beyonce album that dropped out of nowhere and made the nation lose its collective mind.

While there was praise for the music and appreciation of the visual elements, people also heavily discussed what the music meant. It seemed clear that Beyonce had created an album about her husband Jay-Z cheating on her.

Now word is coming out that it was all a hoaxthe whole story was a fiction.

This causing an outcry, and even a division within our offices. So only we here at Soft-Core Sophistry are up to the task of breaking it down.

This is Point/Counterpoint. Continue reading