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Closing Mad Magazine: What, Me Worry?

Per MattFor 67 years, Mad Magazine has been an irreverent mainstay, satirizing everything from politics to the entertainment industry. Soon, Mad will close up shop, wrapping up production on new content and with the permanent closing of its doors, I… Continue Reading →

Sex, Drugs and Rivalries: Game Changers Fights the Video Game Wars

Per Matt Long before virtual reality, mobile games, MMORGs and LAN parties, you could find groundbreaking arcade game cabinets at your local gas station, bowling alley, roller skating rink and even department store, hoping to cash in on the fad…. Continue Reading →

Recapping Momocon 2019

My life has been a whirlwind since Momocon 2019 over Memorial Day weekend. Covering the four-day Geek Culture convention, hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, has opened my eyes to multiple perspectives in the convention scene…. Continue Reading →

THE FALL OF NERD ROME, PART TWO: Endgame?

As discussed in Part One, Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside, and the toxic fandom elements among us make you sometimes wish there could be a “Thanos Snap” to return balance to the geek media and convention scene…. Continue Reading →

THE FALL OF NERD ROME, PART ONE: Toxic Fandom

Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside and the perpetrators have expanded their demographics to a diversity that would be inspiring, if it were not ultimately a force for fandom evil. Pettiness, deception and entitlement abound in the modern… Continue Reading →

Stan Lee, Thank You for Making Me a Better Person

Stan Lee wrote the gospel of the Marvel Universe and I became a true believer. With Stan passing away on November 12, 2018, I can’t help but look back at the influence he had in my life. More than any… Continue Reading →

The Power of Shazam!

I didn’t think this Shazam! movie would work. It has a horror director at the helm and up until now, the DCEU has been all gritty, all the time. I am not familiar with the screenwriter’s work and the story… Continue Reading →

Shark Week Kills With Horror Fans

Blood. Violence. And a shot of adrenaline, coursing through your veins. Horror fans will easily recognize these elements stemming from a killer movie, but the very same qualities make Shark Week so successful.

BattleBots is Bringin’ it Back to a Couple of New Channels

Somehow, I never got the memo. Nobody told me that BattleBots was back… and this year, the robot combat sport is bringin’ it to a pair of new channels. Naturally, I missed the season premiere and the second episode (“It’s… Continue Reading →

Debating the Merits of Incredibles 2

For the longest time, The Walt Disney Company, as a motion-picture studio, generally never released sequels to its animated films in movie theaters. With the release of The Little Mermaid, followed by Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King… Continue Reading →

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