cannesitfollows It Follows: A New Horror Classic

If you have any interest in seeing the new horror movie It Follows just go see it. Skip my review and head out to watch it. It’s one of those movies that leaves an indelible… [more]

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REVIEW: It Follows Release Date: March 27, 2015 Writer & Director: David Robert Mitchell Staring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi Run time: 100 minutes Rating: 5 (of 10) SPOILER ALERT! I really love when… [more]

thor-insaneThor is not a God, he’s a Lunatic: Realism in Ultimate Marvel

As the Ultimate Marvel Universe is reaching it’s conclusion it is worth looking back at the magnificent alternate universe. So much of the Ultimate Marvel Universe has helped to define both the Marvel Cinematic Universe… [more]

community-1024Community Season Six: “Advanced Safety Features”

I want to say something right away about the latest episode of Community. Yahoo did not work as advertised for the first time. Maybe it wasn’t their fault, maybe it was Chrome, maybe it was… [more]

asdfSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 27

Issue #31 “Mourning of the Magician” Writer: Jamie Delano Art: Sean Phillips Colors: Tom Zuiko Letters: Gaspar Saladino Cover: Kent Williams Over the last 30 issues of the series, it is clearly obvious that death… [more]

1x01 (1)Netflix’s Daredevil: Episode 1, “Into the Ring”

Daredevil wastes little time in establishing that it’s not quite what a viewer might expect. The series opens with the aftermath of the fateful accident that took Matt Murdock’s sight and gifted him with heightened… [more]

Doctor_Horrible_BannerDr Horrible and Commentary! The Musical!

The writer’s strike of 2007 was one of the odder labor events of the past few years, and had a distinct effect on a lot of pop culture products. NBC’s The Office had a shortened… [more]

violence2015-03-19-22h34m07s54Sixties Cinema and Serial Killers: Violence at Noon

At some point while examining my stack of DVDs, many of which clearly display my Criterion addiction, I realized something odd. I own nearly fifty movies (not DVDs mind you, some of the DVDs have… [more]

all new Cap cover 5Capital Thoughts: All-New Captain America #5

Comics have always wrestled with consistency and continuity—hence, the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe, the Crisis on Infinite Earths series, and the ongoing Convergence. On the other hand, with all this talk of Secret… [more]

cabin-in-the-woods-2Does Cabin in the Woods Insult Horror Fans?

Almost by chance, 2012 became a pivotal year for Joss Whedon. That summer, his superhero franchise effort, The Avengers, became the highest-grossing movie of the year and of the century, changing the landscape of contemporary… [more]

3x19 (2)Arrow Season 3 Episode 19 Review

“Broken Arrow” isn’t a cross-over episode in the strictest sense of the word, unlike the previous installment of The Flash where both Felicity and Ray dropped by for the entirety of the episode, the only… [more]

Livia & CaligulaI, Claudius: Queen of Heaven Review

After six hours of seeing Livia frame and poison many can she be viewed with sympathy in her last episode? How can Caligula top all the disgusting acts of Tiberius? All this and Patrick Stewart involved in BDSM. [more]

James-WhaleA Homosexual Reading of James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein

A. Introduction Bride of Frankenstein is considered to be one of the most important horror films in the history of American cinema. It was directed by British film-maker James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as… [more]

Apes Comics CoverSequart Announces Five Books on Star Wars and Planet of the Apes

Sequart Organization is going sci-fi in a big way! With the success of our Star Trek book, we’re proud to announce that work has commenced on three Star Wars books and two Planet of the Apes books. Over… [more]

Miracleman 13 02-03The Art of Miracleman: Olympus—Praising John Totleben

John Totleben’s artwork on Miracleman: Olympus is the single most influential art on superheroes since Neal Adams. It is also a rare case of art being “better” than Alan Moore’s writing. [more]

Ghidorah2015-04-02-19h13m16s129A Voice Like a Bell: Godzilla as a Hero and the Arrival of King Ghidorah

It was not long before awful Yamatano-orochi came. Soon, it noticed the smell of sake and struck its eight heads into each gate. It drank up the sake and began to sleep with a incredibly loud snore. Susanoo-no-mikoto cut its necks and tails one by one with his sword..The water color of the Hi-no-kawa river turned to red with its blood. [more]

Batman v SupermanWe Don’t Want What We Want: Thoughts on Superman and Movie Trailers

When I sit down to read a comic or watch a movie, I don’t know specifically what I want. And I think that’s a good thing. [more]

The_Legend_of_Korra_opening_logoThe Legend of Korra: An Interview with Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino

Coincidentally coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gallery Nucleus held a Legend of Korra/Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition containing the art of fans selected by Gallery Nucleus as well as… [more]

Behind_Candelabra_itunes_Movie“Tell Me How You Talk and I Will Tell You Who You Are”: Generational Conflict Among Homosexuals in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra

A. Introduction Behind the Candelabra is a 2013 television film produced by American premium television network HBO. It was directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Richard LaGravenese. The film stars Michael Douglas… [more]

1x18 (3)The Flash Season 1 Episode 18 Review

Some spinoffs attempt to distance themselves from their parent shows as quickly as possible or only start airing after the parent show has concluded, naturally separating themselves from the show that helped create them. The… [more]

MatangoThe Onslaught of the Mushrooms: Toho’s Serious and Silly Sixties

“I felt that I was now seeing plain, whereas ordinary vision gives us an imperfect view; I was seeing the archetypes, the Platonic ideas, that underlie the imperfect images of everyday life. The thought crossed my mind: could the divine mushrooms be the secret that lay behind the ancient Mysteries?” [more]

sdfSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 26

Issue #30 “Fatality” Writer: Jamie Delano Art: Ron Tiner & Mark Buckingham Colors: Tom Zuiko Letters: Gaspar Saladino Cover: Kent Williams Picking up immediately from the previous issue, “Fatality” brings The Family Man storyline to… [more]

Descender02_Review coverDescender #2 Shows True Promise

In the second issue of Descender, the focus is on the robot boy, Tim, rather than our human protagonist, Dr Quon. While it might seem like Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen are borrowing too heavily… [more]

NUP_158120_0612.JPGCommunity Season Six: “Basic Email Security”

Community episode 6, “Basic Email Security,” self-identifies as the third entry in a trilogy consisting of “Cooperative Calligraphy” and “Cooperative Polygraphy.” Apparently they couldn’t match the “cooperative” moniker to this episode, which is pretty funny.… [more]

articlethumb“Text Is Vulnerable To Criticism.”:The Multiversity: Ultra Comics #1

Well. Here we are. The penultimate issue of the Multiversity event. If we are to take anything away from this issue it is the realization that, contrary to my initial impressions and predictions, the greater… [more]