The Past Month in Theaters: October 2017 Movie Reviews

Keep Watching

I went to the theaters nine times in the month of October, one of which was to see Kingsman:  The Golden Circle again.  This was a pretty good month in theaters all told.  No dumpster fires here, but two films may have gotten close.  And some people will not be happy about one of them…  Let’s just tear this bandage off immediately:  Blade Runner 2049 was … [Read more…]

I Hate Fairyland Comic Book Review

I Hate Fairyland

I picked up the first volume of I Hate Fairyland back at C2E2 on a friend’s recommendation.  Right away the cover, and then the interior art, caught my eye.  The mayhem and humor I was told to expect was evident right away in Young’s pencils and Beaulieu’s colors.  The book follows Gert, a bitter and … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: September 2017 Movie Reviews

Kingsman

Sorry that this is a little bit late.  Had some stuff to take care of.  I managed to get to the theaters five times in the month of September.  We got two really good movies this month.  Let’s get on with it, shall we? IT was fantastic.  If it wasn’t for the last movie I … [Read more…]

Book Banning and Mob Outrage Means More Loss for the Arts Opinion

Censorship in American Comics

You know how you get less diversity in art?  Book Banning and Mob Outrage, that’s how.  If you haven’t been keeping up with the news in literary circles recently you may not even know that here in the U.S. we have schools still censoring books.  We also have mobs carrying digital pitchforks and demanding book … [Read more…]

The Orville, a Surprisingly Fun Homage to Star Trek Opinion

I wasn’t sure what to expect with The Orville on Fox.  When I first heard about it I thought we were going to get a silly parody making fun of Star Trek at best, or just Family Guy in space at worst.  After seeing the first episode I was pleasantly surprised.  The Orville comes off … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: August 2017 Movie Reviews

I managed to make it to the theaters seven times in the month of August.  Saw one more movie than I was planning to, but more on that later.  Decent month in theaters with one clear standout. Atomic Blonde, directed by one of the co-directors of the first John Wick, was not as good as … [Read more…]

Casting Call: Dragonlance Saga Movie Feature

Weis and Hickman

I have been a fan of Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman for well over twenty years now.  Especially a fan of their Dragonlance Saga.  They’ve crafted a world so deep and intricate that it’s easy to lose yourself in for hours at a time.  I’ve wanted a movie about this series for about as long … [Read more…]

Oni Press Crossing Over into Gaming News

Press Release: Oni Press, the acclaimed Portland-based comics publisher, announces the launch of Oni Games, a new gaming imprint dedicated to bringing Oni Press titles to the growing tabletop market. With the response to Renegade Game Studios’ Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game based on the graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O’Malley and designed … [Read more…]

The Stygian Sisters Metal Belly Dance Review

Stygian Sisters

I had the pleasure of seeing the Stygian Sisters perform at the Dark History and Horror Con this year in Champaign, Illinois.  The routine I saw, when I had a break from helping at my wife’s booth, was two of the ladies killing it to Rammstein’s “Du Hast”.  Whirling black cloth, metal studs, chains and … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters:  July 2017 Movie Reviews

Spider-Man Homecoming

Only four trips to the theater in the month of July.  I might have seen Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets if it didn’t come out the same week as one of my most anticipated movies of the year.  But let’s just dive right in!  Despicable Me 3 was fine.  Better than Minions but not better than the two previous films … [Read more…]