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The Stump

Welcome to The Stump! We’ve recruited one of the Southeastern United States’ long-time geek culture purveyors and an outspoken observer of pop-media, Lucas Leverett, to author an ongoing column on all things geek; TV and movie reviews, conventions, events, tech and fan culture.

Prepare for Zune’s Best Sales, Ever

That title won’t make sense ’til you see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. It’s a spoiler, actually. That’s why you probably should not read this ’til you see the movie. I’m about to tell you why this Guardians is just… Continue Reading →

Where, Oh Where, Did Our Zombie Walk Go?

With recent news that the 2017 installment of the Geek Media Expo (GMX) has been canceled, our thoughts quickly re-focused on another event beloved by our blog, which has been notably absent for the last two years, on the watch of same folks responsible… Continue Reading →

“Ghost” Shames Whitewash Whiners, Boasts Loyalty To Lore

Ghost in the Shell is good. You can sleep soundly now. And yes, assuming it makes money, it will be the first of what may be many. Oh, and that whitewashing flap? Stow it. In fact, the solution is so… Continue Reading →

Suck A Thick Zord, Haters of Saban’s Power Rangers

In our culture, littered with trolls trying to ruin everything before anyone even gets to see it, the film buzz of the week has been the notion that “Saban’s Power Rangers is not very good.” Having seen it, I can report that… Continue Reading →

Beauty and the Blur

Beauty and the Beast has been the box-office darling for the past week or two, scoring big on nostalgia, romantic notions and fairytale charm. The one place it doesn’t win is the quality of the 3-D. It’s actually a blurry,… Continue Reading →

Clumsy Arrow Gun Violence Episode Makes Important Political Point

As you sit down to watch Arrow tonight, you’ll probably be glad the somewhat-random sidetrack of last week’s gun control episode is in the rearview. Regardless of which side of the issue you’re on, it was not likely what you expected… Continue Reading →

2016’s Five Best Geek Films

Ranked? Hell no. You can’t rank your favorites! 2016 was so chock-full of geek movie goodness and more box-office action for us nerd kids than you could count in short order. Instead, I’ve selected five films in categories which defined… Continue Reading →

Meanwhile… At The Hall of Crossovers and Network Negotiations…

Admit it. You giggled like a little girl when the would-be Hall of Justice was on screen in this past week’s DC Crossover week (#DCWeek) on the CW Network. That is, assuming you could see it behind an awkward crawl… Continue Reading →

Legends Turns A Throw-Away Halloween Episode Into A Powerful Tale

You know how most genre shows, and even mainstream ones, tend to schedule that one episode for Halloween-week that really makes little to no difference in the overall plot and is, at best, a fun diversion with no real substance?… Continue Reading →

Feast Your Eyes: Doctor Strange Delivers Stunning Effects In A 3-D Must-See

Marvel Studios’ latest entry into their massively successful Cinematic Universe and equally massive storyline, Doctor Strange, is kicking off November with a true spectacle of visual effects. Yes, the film also boasts some of Benedict Cumberbatch’s best work. Yes, it… Continue Reading →

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