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Review: ‘The Martian’

The most notable thing about Ridley Scott‘s The Martian is how casual it is. It takes place in a near future where NASA has finally trekked to Mars, but there is no sense of gravitas or portent to this detail. It’s just a workaday fact. Like in Scott’s Alien, the astronauts in The Martian are not stoic philosophical avatars, but...

Review: The Visit

In online circles, oddball auteur M. Night Shyamalan has become something of a pariah, regularly ostracized by critics, but especially savaged by fanboys and fangirls for his sideways approach to certain fantasy and horror films; some cannot forgive his live-action adaptation of The Last Airbender. Frankly, I don’t believe his reputation as...

Fear The Walking Dead Season 1 Episode 2 ‘So Close, Yet So Far’ – Recap and Review

“When civilization ends, it ends fast.” There we go! I have to admit, last week’s pilot episode of Fear The Walking Dead had me a little apprehensive. While I was excited at the potential built into the show, I was a little underwhelmed by pacing. As is so often with pilot episodes, you catch a glimpse of what might make a show...

Legion of Leia Podcast: Chloe Dykstra, World of Warcraft: Legion, Ready Player One and More!

On this week’s Legion of Leia podcast, Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the wonderful Chloe Dykstra. You know Chloe from Heroes of Cosplay and pretty much the rest of the geek universe. She and I met doing a geek girl calendar with fellow Legion of Leia writers Shaun Rosado and Christina Janke. We have the same tattoo...