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VIKINGS REVIEWCAP #4: S03E04 “SCARRED”

Previously, on Vikings, fireside stories freaked Siggy out, the Seer’s got nothin’, Lagertha hooked up with King Ecbert, Athelstan did not hook up with Lady Judith but boy does she want him to, Kwenthrith the would be puppet princess of Mercia is all touchy grabby on everyone and also totally nuts, the Vikings lost one of their own and killed...

Review: Insurgent

Robert Schwentke’s Insurgent is a massively stupid movie. It’s the kind of sci-fi claptrap that disappears so deeply up its own mythology, that it begins to teeter into some sort of surrealist storytelling experiment rather than an actual story. I would compare it to Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil films, but with classier...

Review: Cinderella

From a feminist standpoint, Cinderella has always been a problematic story. Cinderella herself has always lacked, by necessity, any agency in her own story (a story that goes back to the 17th century). She is defined less by her actions and ability to rise above, as she is by her shining scrupulous goodness and endearing tenacity in the face of...

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Here in Los Angeles, deep in the recesses of West Hollywood, we have an adult supply superstore called The Pleasure Chest. If you need any exotic unction, article of translucent clothing, or piece of hardware even remotely collected to human sexual activity, they probably have it in stock. I have indeed been to The Pleasure Chest. The store is...

THE FLASH RECAP AND REVIEW: SEASON 1, EPISODE 13 ‘The Nuclear Man’

Now that was interesting. Every time I think I have The Flash pegged, they throw me a curveball. This weeks episode ‘The Nuclear Man’ continued that trend. Instead of trying to shoehorn a throw away villain, this week was all about the characters, their personal developments and continuing to create a rich mythology for the show. As...

Movie Review – JUPITER ASCENDING

Jupiter Ascending is a dazzling and sumptuous visual feast for the eyes. It’s a wildly imaginative, unapologetically insane space opera from The Wachowski siblings. It also happens to be a complete mess. Combining the galactic economy-driving royalty aspect of Dune; the glitzy opulence of the costuming and set design of the 1980 Flash Gordon...

Review: Seventh Son

Man, women are the worst. Especially when it’s that time of the month “The Blood Moon.” You know who else is a giant bummer? Minorities.   If only a couple of white dudes would come along and save us from them!   Fuckin’ witches.