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Hi, I’m Paul Asay.

I’m an author, journalist and blogger. Oh, I’m also a religion, movie and pop culture geek.

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Godzilla vs. Kong Owes a Debt to a Cartoonist’s ‘Pet’

Big monsters are big business. Just a glance at Godzilla vs. Kong will tell you that. Despite a flyaway script and rather indifferent acting, these two towering kaiju just might star in the first real blockbuster we’ve seen in a year. Fitting, given how many actual blocks the two of them bust in Hong Kong.…More

Director Lee Isaac Chung on ‘Wrestling With God’ in Minari

Oscar nominations were released earlier this week, and Minari—one of my favorite films of the year—snagged six of them, including one for Best Picture. Lee Isaac Chung was nominated for two himself: Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. I actually had a chance to talk with Chung a week before the Oscar noms, when Minari was fresh off…More

Artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, courtesy Warner Brothers

The Problem with R-Rated Superheroes

Artwork from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, courtesy Warner Brothers Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will be rolling out to theaters later this month. But before the movie even lands in the local cineplex, there’s already buzz about what’ll be on the home video release: A big letter R. According to ew.com, the “Ultimate Edition”…More

Some of My Books

I’ve written a few books of my own, and written a few books with others.