Back Where They Belong

I guess it’s a good news, bad news situation.  I’m almost always violently opposed to mega-mergers.  Especially when they involve media companies.  Consolidating media outlets means that our access to information gets choked even more than it already is.  Soon we will wind up with only a few billionaires deciding what thoughts and opinions are worthy of airtime.  When that happens, we are fucked. Cognizant of the dystopian future we are slouching towards, I must admit I am doing (figurative) handsprings over the news that Disney has gobbled up Fox. …

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Gods And Monsters!

Honestly, I wanted to call this article Thor, Motherfuckers!!!  This goddamn movie makes me want to smack a troll in the chops with a war hammer.  I want to tear a hole in the sky with my fanboy hard-on.  I’m practically sitting here in a puddle of my own drool after watching Thor:  Ragnarok.  I shit you not, I could fucking cry I am so delighted with this film. I have to admit, though, that I walked into the theater today with more than a little trepidation.  Taika Waititi has…

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Article I

With all the horse shit that came raining down on Sunday, this image of dignified defiance seemed uniquely appropriate.                                   PS: If you have any info on the person in this image or the person who made it, please contact us here.    

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The Ubiquitous Mr. Wein

Len Wein’s death, last week, affected me on a very personal level.  More than any of the other recent deaths from industry legends.  I didn’t bother to eulogize Mr. Wein because others did it more effectively than I could have.  His numerous credits and awards were well documented.  Everyone knows he was the co-creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing and many of the second wave of X-men.  There is no point in me rehashing all of that. What left me reeling was the impact he had on my young life as…

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This Woman’s Work

I was prepared, after all the hype and good reviews my friends (including RT) had given the new Wonder Woman movie, to expect it to be on par – or close to it – with a Marvel movie. Or at least better than the dreck being churned out by DC and Warners so far. We don’t quite get there. It’s a better movie – by miles and miles – than the other examples of the DCEU thus far, and I’m convinced Diana, in the guise of Gal Gadot, is going to…

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Merciful Hera, Wonder Woman Is A Triumph

In less than an hour, I’m heading out the door for a much-needed trip to Norway, via Copenhagen.  Soon, I will be foundering on crabs in the Land of The Ice and Snow, assuming I don’t fall off of a fjord.  But before I leave, let me exhort you, each and every one, to rush out to see Wonder Woman.*  Do it now, catch the matinée!  Take a friend!  Take three!   Seriously, I don’t have time to review the film but director Patty Jenkins has given us pretty much…

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Saviturd (Spoiler Free…Mostly)

Despite the not too subtle Doctor Who joke, the season finale of The Flash had several plot points that leave me grousing.  I know, you’re all shocked, right?  Not so much that I couldn’t enjoy it, but come on, how hard is it to write with a tiny smidgen of logic?  I’ll start with the first and most glaring one… Savitar’s plan is complete foo.  He obviously hasn’t thought it through, despite having centuries in which to do so.  OK, how did he become Savitar in the first place?  By…

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