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The Clueless Chaos of Phoenix Comicon 2017

June 27, 2017

There is a line in the otherwise bizarre film Tropic Thunder where Robert Downey Jr.’s character gives some rather politically incorrect advice: “Never go full retard.” This last month’s Phoenix Comicon decided to not only ignore that advice but even further–they “went full potato” as one comic-con attendee put it (we then tried to figure… Read More ›

Elementary Politics Panels at Phoenix Comicon

I and EP’s Entertainment Editor both had a chance to run panels at this year’s Phoenix Comicon. We were able to record these panels and now we can share them with our website’s viewers as well. We had two panels, the first being this one. Elementary Politic’s discussion of the philosophies at the core of… Read More ›

The 25 Best Superhero films prior to Wonder Woman

So Wonder Woman comes out this week.  If the reviews and my faith in the Snyders as executive producers holds this will be one of the best superhero movies ever.  But before we put it up there when we review it this weekend, let’s take a look at the best superhero films ever. Now just… Read More ›

Alien Covenant: A level of WTF I was not prepared for

I went in hoping for some goddamn answers for the disaster that was Prometheus (other than where the Prometheus School of Running Away From Things is located so I can avoid it).  I did not get any answers to those questions.  Got some answers to other questions, like where the Alien we all know and… Read More ›

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword: Well that was surprising

So before we get into the quality of this film let’s deal with my thinking before going in.  First let’s be honest there has never been a good King Arthur film—from the cocaine fueled insanity that was Excalibur to the bizarre attempt at being historically accurate of the Clive Owen King Arthur (and even the… Read More ›

When People Fail At Understanding Female Heroes

So this isn’t my own critique at how writers handle female superheroes, this is a critique of an article published on Louder with Crowder, written by Courtney Kirschoff titled “Dear Feminist Hollywood: Stop Trying to Make Female Action Heroes a Thing…”

Guardians Volume 2: Solid if Not Quite As Good as the First One

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: Good but left me wanting more

The Zookeeper’s Wife is an excellent story of the husband and wife who ran the Warsaw Zoo before the Nazi invasion in Poland and who turned their zoo into part of an underground railroad to get Jews out of the ghettos. Just from that description alone you know it is nearly impossible ruin such a… Read More ›

A Colossally Strange and Unexpected Movie

Last year I had the chance to interview the founders of Legion M, a fan funded film production company, when they were at Phoenix Comicon. So when Legion M announced their first film, Colossal (starring Anne Hathaway), I knew that I had to see it. So I drove half an hour across confusing Scottsdale roads… Read More ›

Split: A Thriller That Put M. Night Back On Top

Split is coming to DVD and you should see it. Buried in that beginning of year series of film releases when most of us avoid going to the movies as we recover from the post holiday madness, a special little film was released: Split. While this movie was box office hit for the season $270… Read More ›

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