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MinillaGiant Bugs, Children, and Hibernation: On Son of Godzilla

After Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Toho decided to task Jun Fukuda and his crew with making another Godzilla movie set in the South Pacific. This one would capitalize on the trendy location in a… [more]

CBC4CEastman-198Comic Book Covers 4 Cancer and My Father

As this writer sits in his living room trying to think up a good news story for Sequart. He can’t. His father is dying from a mix of lymphoma, liver, and colon cancer. [more]

Bird, BradDirector Brad Bird Gives Update and Talks Challenges of Making Sequels with Incredibles 2

Academy Award winning director for Ratatouille and The Incredibles, Brad Bird is busy with the upcoming release of Tomorrowland, but still has time to talk about Pixar Superhero sequel, The Incredibles 2. When asked in… [more]

ultronWhy Avengers: Age of Ultron is One of the Best Marvel Movies Yet

The first Avengers movie was magical. It’s almost indisputable at this point. The less analytical got a joyous and brilliant popcorn movie that featured big stars and entertaining and loved characters bouncing off one another.… [more]

The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, coverBonnie and Clyde … and The Cat in the Hat?

It’s funny what can happen to your mind when you’re bored.  Recently, I saw a play at a local children’s theater and I had every reason to believe the play would be great.  It’s a… [more]

Twin PeaksWhy I’m Not Excited about a Revival of Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks was a product of its time. Debuting in 1990, it was up against an awful lot of network TV nonsense. It was trailblazing in a lot of ways. But it simply doesn’t hold… [more]

InvisibleRepublic03_Review coverInvisible Republic #3: Fighting for History

By coincidence, for an unrelated project, I’ve been reading Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle lately, and I can’t help seeing many similarities with Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko’s Invisible Republic, as… [more]

howlsStudio Ghibli and Fascism

Studio Ghibli’s films have inspired some introspection so far, but upon further inspection there is a very serious issue that preoccupies the studio’s middle cannon: that is fascism, and the portrayal of fascism in Studio… [more]

Ron Galella Archive - File Photos 2010Blank on Blank Recreates Ray Bradbury Dialogue with Animated Video

Founded by David Gerlach and collaborators with PBS and Digital Studios, the YouTube channel Blank on Blank makes animated videos for long-lost interviews of music, cinema, and pop culture icons. On April 28, 2015 Blank… [more]

Todd!Community Season Six: “Modern Espionage”

Last season Community decided to return to one of its better concept episodes – Dungeons and Dragons. The results were mixed, feeling like a slightly fruitless attempt at recapturing the glory days. When I heard… [more]

ssdfghSifting Through the Ashes: Analyzing Hellblazer, Part 31

Issues #39-40  “The Hanged Man” Writer: Jamie Delano Art: Steve Pugh, Dave McKean Colors: Tom Zuiko, Dave McKean Letters: Gaspar Saladino Cover: Kent Williams Over the past 34 issues and one annual[1] Jamie Delano has… [more]

Jessica-JonesNetflix Looks to Expand Super Success with AKA Jessica Jones

Earlier this April, Netflix and Marvel collaborated to create Daredevil, one of the most acclaimed Superhero series on recent television. The show became an instant hit, collecting a hefty 9.1/10 on IMDb, 9.4/10 on TV.com,… [more]

555b44acb80bcc99383a9b44_jon-hamm-mad-men-episode-14-season-7-part-2The Meristems of Mad Men

[This piece contains major spoilers for the finale of Mad Men.] In most plants, vertical growth occurs from two points, right at the tip of the stem, from the “shoot apical meristem” and at the… [more]

gary anthony williamsGary Anthony Williams to Play Bebop in Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles 2

According to Deadine, Paramount has cast Screen Actors Guild Award nominee (for work in Boston Legal via IMDb) Gary Anthony Williams as the Foot Clan’s piggy henchman Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Half… [more]

Decalogue-1Movies You Should Watch: Decalogue One

The 10 films are not philosophical abstractions but personal stories that involve us immediately; I hardly stirred during some of them. After seeing the series, Stanley Kubrick observed that Kieslowski and Piesiewicz “have the very… [more]

Fury Road 4A Very Australian Apocalypse: Mad Max: Fury Road

This is the way the world ends: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. Luckily for cinema audiences, George Miller does… [more]

aquaman-41cvr2-2--135687DC Continues to Revamp Superhero Looks

Last month, DC revealed new costumes for beloved characters Superman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman. This is a continuation of DC’s 2011 the New 52 revamping of its characters and… [more]

articlethumb“Our Sonnet’s End Attained, Awaits The Hearse Let’s Raise Our Gaze From Verse… To Multiverse!”: Multiversity #2, Superjudge

Grant Morrison, and to some extent the metaphysics of the DC Multiverse, have a very Gnostic flavour with an affinity for Manichean Dualism. Universe A and Universe B, The Invisibles and the Archons, Apokolips and… [more]

Diego LunaDiego Luna to Star in Star Wars: Rogue One

Star Wars: Rogue One is one of the three confirmed Star Wars spin-off films to be made and released in the coming years. Rogue One is to be directed by Gareth Edwards, best known for… [more]

LoT 2DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: News and First Look

The Arrow and The Flash spin-off Legends of Tomorrow is set to debut during the CW’s 2015-2016 season (most likely in early 2015). The show will star Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, multiple Emmy… [more]

fugitive2015-05-09-12h11m31s3A Vengeful Statue: Daiei’s Daimajin Trilogy

In the years after his death, the capital city was struck by heavy rain and lightning, and his chief Fujiwara adversary and Emperor Daigo’s crown prince died, while fires caused by lightning and floods destroyed many of residences. [more]

thumbMy So-Called Secret Identity Volume 1 Print Edition Review

The past couple of weeks have not been a good time for female fans of comics. Between GamerGate trying to set up a booth at a Calgary Con, Michelle MacLaren’s rapid exit from Wonder Woman,… [more]

the new mutantsX-Men Spin-off The New Mutants is Happening

According to Comic Book Resources, 20th Century Fox is looking to expand its hit X-Men franchise with The New Mutants, with Josh Boone on board as director and co-writer. Boone directed the smash hit (and… [more]

supergirl-first-look-126487Supergirl Set for Monday Nights on CBS: Images, Cast, and Trailer Released

It’s set: Supergirl will debut on CBS this November with Glee star Melissa Benoist playing the girl with superhuman powers. Per Vcpost.com, Owain Yeoman has been cast to play Vartox, Supergirl’s mortal enemy; Mehcad Brooks… [more]

Superman Earth One Volume 3, CoverFlying Cars, Graphic Novels, and Superman Earth One

When it comes to predicting the future of the publishing industry, there are two types of people—those who have no idea what is going to happen and those who pretend like they do.  Given the… [more]