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World War II

Something Spooky is Brewing in The Terror: Infamy

In Japanese literature, kaidan are ghost tales which may include spirits with strong desires. And according to Wikipedia, these folk tales feature supernatural elements that “bring an old-fashioned air into the story.” That’s a pretty basic description of The Terror:… Continue Reading →

The Frist Gets Surreal With Monsters & Myths

Per Matt What is a monster? How does our culture define a monster? Monsters have come in all shapes and sizes throughout history, usually acting as something beyond our control and appearing in disguise. Opening today, the Frist Art Museum… Continue Reading →

Lost Gold Attempts to Unearth Missing Treasures of WWII

Some mysteries remain unsolved for a reason, whether it’s lack of credible information or too much reliance on tall tales, but Lost Gold of World War II attempts to unearth Yamashita’s Treasure 70 years after being buried, based on credible… Continue Reading →

Overlord or Overload?

When I saw the trailer for Overlord, I was as excited as I was skeptical.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Introduces A.A. Milne to a New Audience

Per Matt Growing up, I loved watching the Muppets and reading Winnie the Pooh stories. Throughout the years, popularity has waned for both of these once-proud properties and Walt Disney eventually purchased the rights to Tigger and company, even though the… Continue Reading →

The Americans Penultimate Season Recapped

With former FBI Director James Comey testifying last Tuesday about possible Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election, it may seem as though the Cold War had never ended. The conflict between the USSR and the United States and other… Continue Reading →

Logan: Wolverine’s Dramatic Farewell

Fewer characters in the Marvel Universe have as complex history as Logan, better known by his superhero name: Wolverine. Considering most Marvel characters have a convoluted story, this says a lot about the scrappy Canadian fighter. Hugh Jackman is supposedly… Continue Reading →

Infinite Possibilities and Struggles for DC Superheroes in 2016

With the dumpster fire that is 2016 burning down, I can’t wait for the 2017 array of geek media to come out. But for all the loss and anger and frustration that has defined 2016, I have a number of… Continue Reading →

Tim Burton Produces a Peculiar Adaptation

Per Matt Describing a beloved book of the Miss P trilogy to someone new to the material can be quite daunting. A story about time-traveling mutants hiding from monsters during World War II may sound bizarre, but it’s only a… Continue Reading →

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

It’s hard to imagine that a story about unusual children with strange abilities, written as a scary fairy tale combining real-life creepy vintage photographs with a fictional story wasn’t tailor-made for Tim Burton, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Expertly written… Continue Reading →

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