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Star Wars: The Last Jedi — Thoughts of a Sci-Fi Cynic

Long ago, in a galaxy not that far away, George Lucas had the visionary insight to rip off every sci-fi story of the ’40s through ’70s to create what would become the most bafflingly beloved and fiercely defended science-fiction saga… Continue Reading →

If Disney Buys Out Fox, Will The X-Men and The Avengers Assemble?

The dream of Marvel fans everywhere is coming closer to a cinematic reality as Disney is in discussions to purchase Marvel’s creations from studio 20th Century Fox. This would include the X-Men franchise and a number of mutant-based characters, like… Continue Reading →

Will Season 11 of The X-Files be Worth the Wait?

For many years, X-Philes wondered if they would ever see another conspiracy investigated by Agents Mulder and Scully after The X-Files was originally cancelled. They looked back with nostalgic fondness and wondered, “What if…”

Is The Gifted FOX’s Answer to ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In geek film and television media, specifically live-action programs based on graphic novels or superhero comic books, if you prefer, we are living in a Platinum Age. With extraordinary special effects and A-list acting talent, not to mention great writing,… Continue Reading →

Ragnarok Brings Thor a Lighthearted Adventure With Serious Repercussions

Per Matt Who knew the God of Thunder could actually smile, laugh and seemingly have a good time? Thor: Ragnarok proves it’s actually possible, creating a lighthearted adventure that will give Guardians of the Galaxy a run for its money as… Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Joss Whedon!

June 23 marks the birthday of one of pop culture’s most influential artists. Joss Whedon has distinguished himself as a writer, director, producer, filmmaker and pop-culture icon. Born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York City, he… Continue Reading →

Ahmanet is My Wonder Woman

By far the best part of the new Mummy film is, well, the Mummy. She is a female bad ass who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to do what it takes to get it. What do you do… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and the Culture of the Female Superhero

When you think of the typical comic book reader, you probably imagine young white males. Many of comic books’ greatest creative minds have demographically been white men, as well. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Frank Miller and Alan Moore are all… Continue Reading →

Ghost Pirates Quadrilogy Retrospective

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales arrives in theaters this weekend. The series has been sailing steady since 2003. It revived the pirate genre of films; a genre that’d been sunk for eight years, ever since the box-office… Continue Reading →

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