The Dark Knight: 10 Years of the Hero We Deserve (NCB 7/18/18)

(This post was originally published on No Coast Bias; to view the original post, click here.) 10 years ago today, the second installment in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy of Batman films debuted in theaters across America. Batman Begins revamped the character after Batman Forever and Batman & Robinmade it seem like we’d never get another good Batman movie. But…

How Merchandise Governs the Star Wars Franchise (AREO Magazine, 11/29/17)

(This article originally appeared in AREO Magazine. To view the original version, click here.) Despite being the seventh feature film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was first one debut in December instead of May. This proved to be a highly lucrative change for Disney and Lucasfilm for one simple reason: merchandising. Merchandise…

Why the Justice League Movie Will (Probably) Fail (No Coast Bias, 11/7/17)

(This post originally appeared on No Coast Bias. To view the original version, click here.) *Spoilers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice* The new movie Justice League is coming out soon, and… well, it’s not looking like an Oscar-winner to say the least. Putting Batman, Wonder Woman, the Flash, and others in a movie…

Damen/Amels 226 (Yachts International, 8/17/15)

(This article originally appeared in Yachts International. To view the original version, click here.) Damen, Amels sell 226-foot heli-hangar support vessel. Damen/Amels heli-hangar support vessel Dutch yachting company Damen Shipyards, which includes the Amelsbrand, has sold Sea Axe 6911, a yacht support vessel to be delivered in June 2016. The goal for the project is to…

Baltic 116 (Yachts International, 8/17/15)

(This article originally appeared in Yachts International. To view the original version, click here.) Baltic to introduce 116 Doryan at Monaco Yacht Show. Baltic 116 Making her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show is Baltic Yachts’ 116 Doryan. The owner requested an integrated carbon-fiber Bimini top with a distinct aesthetic that required Baltic’s engineers to create a complex structure. Also…