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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.

Bowl Ads Post-Game: Winners & Losers

It’s time! Finally, at long last!

Cinema Chains Are Embracing The Dark Side (By Ditching Masking)

As we come out of “Star Wars Week,” a week where the windfall profits of chain theaters got a massive spike from the year’s peak Star Wars: The Last Jedi audiences, there is possibly no better time to take these… Continue Reading →

Once More With Feeling: Guardians Episode 3 is a Little Less Plastic

I admit, I’ve given the Telltale Guardians of the Galaxy game some hard knocks. Through a conversation with some fellow Game of Thrones fans, while they were showing off the same studio’s take on that franchise, it all came clear… Continue Reading →

After a Summer of World-Class Fandom Conventions in Nashville, Can Wizard Deliver?

It is fair to say these days that Nashville is a city by which many things can be measured. Like the exploding food scene, hospitality industry, real-estate boom, and so much more going on in Music City, the fandom community… Continue Reading →

Michael Bay Sucks At Villains

After seeing the nonsensical disaster that is Transformers: The Last Knight, it was solidified in my mind that Michael Bay is just not good at good villains. Sure, many people love and hate the man for a variety of his… Continue Reading →

Anticipating The Last Knight, Cluelessly

I’m a pretty forgiving Transformers fan. I’ve been able to enjoy the Michael Bay films for what they are. That is to say that what they are could generally be described as a film-tech circle-jerk following a Cliffs Notes version… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman Saves the (DC) World

The critics are loving Wonder Woman, and I am among them! This could be the film that signals a much-needed recovery for DC’s Extended Universe — a beleaguered series of attempts to join the venerable Marvel offerings which have dominated… Continue Reading →

Dead Men Tell No Tales Puts Pirates Back on Course

You have to hand it to a company who can maintain a massively profitable film franchise, borne of a 50-year-old amusement park ride. Like it or not, the Pirates of the Caribbean film series has made a big mark on… Continue Reading →

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 →

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