The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The pilots have started back up this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk a little reality with SYTYCD; then we break down the comedies, including…

‘A Little Chaos’, ‘Wild’, ‘Nightcrawler’ headline TIFF

‘A Little Chaos’, ‘Wild’, ‘Nightcrawler’ headline TIFF

The 39th Annual Toronto International Film Festival announced its first lineup of movies Tuesday morning, including Gala films The Judge, Wild, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler, This is Where I Leave You and more. And making its…

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

We’re one week away from San Diego Comic Con and already the big comics news is breaking. Marvel announced a new Avengers team led by the newly outfitted Superior Iron Man, a female…

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Harvest’ is a must-see horror with a gothic edge

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Harvest’ is a must-see horror with a gothic edge

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

From the director of cult classics like Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and Wild Things, The Harvest is John McNaughton’s first film in over a decade. …


Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

Trains in cinema have always made for an excitable source within the realm of the comedy, drama, mystery or suspense pertaining to the plot of a particular film. The setting for the featured…

‘Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story’ sells as well as the magazine

‘Back Issues: The Hustler Magazine Story’ sells as well as the magazine

Hustler, the notoriously gritty, shameless skin magazine, could easily double as the name of publisher Larry Flynt’s autobiography. For all the editorial prowess and First Amendment arguments he engineered and fought, he is…

A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch…

‘Heavenly Creatures’ succeeds in humanizing its infamous characters

‘Heavenly Creatures’ succeeds in humanizing its infamous characters

In Heavenly Creatures, Peter Jackson establishes the societal isolation of his protagonists right from the beginning. The movie opens with a 1950s documentary concerning the story’s setting, Christchurch, New Zealand. The area is…


‘True Blood’, Ep. 7.05, “Lost Cause” halts the action for bittersweet character moments

‘True Blood’, Ep. 7.05, “Lost Cause” halts the action for bittersweet character moments

One of the best things this season of True Blood has done is balance the action with retrospective character moments--the past two weeks have featured plenty of bloodshed, so "Lost Cause" fittingly focuses…

‘Halt and Catch Fire’, Ep. 1.08, “The 214s” is a whole lot of setup

‘Halt and Catch Fire’, Ep. 1.08, “The 214s” is a whole lot of setup

This is getting to be a frustrating pattern. Each time Halt and Catch Fire seems like it’s getting on the right track it airs an episode like ‘The 214s”, illuminating everything that’s ludicrous…

Endeavour, Ep. 2.04, “Neverland”: Finale explores characters’ pasts and future

Endeavour, Ep. 2.04, “Neverland”: Finale explores characters’ pasts and future

Endeavour has had a near perfect second season run. Yes, the season hasn’t packed the same emotional punch that the first did, but the mysteries have been intriguing and the most important aspect…

The Quiet Visual Innovation of ‘Person of Interest’

The Quiet Visual Innovation of ‘Person of Interest’

One of the hallmarks of the modern era of television is an increased critical focus on the visual aspect of the medium. For years, when a film critic said a movie “looked like…


Fantasia 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ entertains, but fails to truly rise from the grave

Fantasia 2014: ‘Life After Beth’ entertains, but fails to truly rise from the grave

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Twenty years ago, if someone said that 'zombie romantic comedy' was going to become an actual cinematic sub-genre, they'd have been called a witch and burned at the stake. And yet, they would…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Han Gong-ju’ is a quiet, strong meditation on painful memories

Fantasia 2014: ‘Han Gong-ju’ is a quiet, strong meditation on painful memories

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Both the victim and perpetrator of a crime must live with the consequences of the events they were intricately involved in. For the guilty party, provided they possess an inkling of remorse in…

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Zero Theorem’ undermines its satire with muddy ideology and philosophy

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Zero Theorem’ undermines its satire with muddy ideology and philosophy

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already: a low-level cog in a comically large bureaucratic environment in a grotesque-looking “future” dystopia struggles in the face of obsolescence and oblivion. The character in…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Faults’ has that good kind of sadistic feeling

Fantasia 2014: ‘Faults’ has that good kind of sadistic feeling

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

The irony of the penniless cult and mind-control expert is not lost on us. Ansel Roth’s got the tools to get your loved ones back within your grasp, he’s written them down for…


The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The pilots have started back up this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk a little reality with SYTYCD; then we break down the comedies, including…

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

We’re one week away from San Diego Comic Con and already the big comics news is breaking. Marvel announced a new Avengers team led by the newly outfitted Superior Iron Man, a female…

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The pilots have started back up this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we talk a little reality with SYTYCD; then we break down the comedies, including…

Sketchy Episode 128 – ‘Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky’

Sketchy Episode 128 – ‘Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky’

Ryan returns to Sketchy, and this week he and Newcomb discuss a documentary by French director Michel Gondry, who animated his conversations with famed philosopher Noam Chomsky. It’s “Is The Man Who Is…


Ragnarok #1 Has Detailed Art, But an Average Story

Ragnarok #1 Has Detailed Art, But an Average Story

Ragnarok #1 Written and drawn by Walter Simonson Colored by Laura Martin Published by IDW Ragnarok #1 opens in a suitably operatic manner as Thor and the last remaining Asgardians hold their ground against the…

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

We’re one week away from San Diego Comic Con and already the big comics news is breaking. Marvel announced a new Avengers team led by the newly outfitted Superior Iron Man, a female…

‘Translucid’ #4- Brilliant and Sad

‘Translucid’ #4- Brilliant and Sad

Translucid #4 is another chapter in the history of the Navigator, and demonstrates the way that the Navigator has used his superheroics to ignore all of his own problems for far too long.…

‘Wildfire’ #2 -The Series Has Already Started to Go Downhill

‘Wildfire’ #2 -The Series Has Already Started to Go Downhill

I’m really having trouble buying into this comic. I’ll admit that my own politics on the GMO issue color my views substantially, but even apart from that, this comic is falling into a…


Remasters of the Universe

Remasters of the Universe

It made a certain kind of sense last generation. With the jump to HD leaving many gamers clawing their own eyes out after they’d hooked their PS2’s scart lead up to their swanky…

Post E3: ‘Mario Maker’ Thrives on Your Creativity

Post E3: ‘Mario Maker’ Thrives on Your Creativity

Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U Now that the shine of E3 has worn off, we can finally look back on all of the conferences with a level head. Who am I kidding? I’m…

A Rogue’s Tale: ‘Quest for Infamy’ is a fun but flawed throwback

A Rogue’s Tale: ‘Quest for Infamy’ is a fun but flawed throwback

Quest for Infamy Infamous Quests Phoenix Online Studios PC There is a certain nostalgic thrill at being able to finally play new games in what has long been thought to be a dead…

‘Super Smash Bros’: Warning! A New Challenger is Approaching!

‘Super Smash Bros’: Warning! A New Challenger is Approaching!

Super Smash Bros Sora Ltd/Namco Bandai Nintendo Wii U, 3DS Masahiro Sakurai, best known as the creator of Super Smash Bros, took to Miiverse today to announce the reveal of the next new…


Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

Getting on Track: Top 10 Films About Trains

Trains in cinema have always made for an excitable source within the realm of the comedy, drama, mystery or suspense pertaining to the plot of a particular film. The setting for the featured…

A “New” New Hope: Film Preservation and the Problem with ‘Star Wars’

A “New” New Hope: Film Preservation and the Problem with ‘Star Wars’

In an episode of The Big Bang Theory (a sitcom lampooning modern “geek” culture with varying degrees of success), physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper refuses to watch the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series…

A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

A True Maverick: Top 10 Films of James Garner (1928-2014)

Indeed it is sad news to acknowledge the passing of Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor James Garner (1928-2014). The Hollywood icon Garner has endured a remarkable show business career during a five-plus decade stretch…

Deliver Us From Marketing – The Misuse of ‘True’ Stories in Cinema

Deliver Us From Marketing – The Misuse of ‘True’ Stories in Cinema

Strange Interpretation #20

The dishonest suggestion of truth behind an uninspired movie is an easy means to attract a bigger audience. It is a double-edged sword, however, when said audience discovers that the majority of what…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ **Spoilers**

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' **Spoilers**

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #81: ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

Sordid Cinema #81: 'Snowpiercer' and 'All Cheerleaders Die'

This week on the demented stepchild to our flagship podcast, we finally sit down to discuss one of our most…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

We’re one week away from San Diego Comic Con and already the big comics news is breaking. Marvel announced a…

Televerse

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The Televerse #151- Dance and Teen Dancers on TV

The pilots have started back up this week, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the podcast. First we…

Open Source

Open Source #2: With 100% More Lindsay Lohan

Open Source #2: With 100% More Lindsay Lohan

Open Source returns! We run through the big stories of the last two weeks, including Rockstar’s latest lawsuit, the worrying…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 128 – ‘Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky’

Sketchy Episode 128 - 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky'

Ryan returns to Sketchy, and this week he and Newcomb discuss a documentary by French director Michel Gondry, who animated…