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Movie Review: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

*DANGER* SPOILERS WITHIN! The Force is strong with this one. A thankful change from the prequel trilogy, J.J. Abrams new addition to the Star Wars movie franchise is a well made movie. The film succeeds in all of the ways that matter for a Star Wars product. It has a mostly coherent plot. It has […]

Film Review: Bone Tomahawk

There are B-movies and there are B-films. B-movies are defined by their campiness and that’s why they’re labeled with said defining prefix. However, the art form of the B-movie has been lost. Joe Bob Briggs would agree with me were he still hosting Joe Bob’s Drive-In. Too often, movies are labeled “B-movies” for their lack […]

TV Review: Supergirl: “Pilot”

The Supergirl pilot was a hot mess – it would take GOP levels of gall to deny this. The creative team behind the show seemed to have almost no (or too much) control over the amount of information that needed to be included in this opening act. This is a persistent problem throughout the episode, […]

Playlist from Hell: Seven songs from the American Horror Story soundtrack

American Horror Story didn’t invent stylized horror, but damned if showrunners Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk don’t know how to create atmosphere better than anyone. Since AHS: Murder House (season 1) first aired in 2011, the horror anthology has produced some of the most twisted and bizarre moments to ever hit the small screen with […]

The five most underappreciated TV shows of the last 10 years

Whether or not a television show can even be considered underrated anymore is debatable. There are as many critical sites as there are t.v. viewers, it seems, and unless a show is a universal stinker, the chances are good that someone will argue any given show’s virtues. Yet, a show can still be underappreciated by […]

15 of the best mecha anime openings

Creating a great opening theme, regardless of genre, is a task that merits great attention. Quite often these musical prefaces become as iconic (or trivial) as the series they are meant to introduce. Certainly, not all opening themes can become a part of the zeitgeist, but there a chosen few that so perfectly capture the […]

Movie Review: Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Justice League: Gods and Monsters Director: Sam Liu Writers: Bruce Timm and Alan Barnett Run Time: 72 Minutes Release Date: July 28th, 2015 Studio: Warner Brothers Home Video Penned and produced by fan-favorite Bruce Timm, Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a re-imagining of the beloved (and sometimes maligned) superhero super team as a darker, […]

Movie Review: Marvel’s Ant-Man

Marvel Studios’ newest and tiniest superhero is here. The 12th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, Ant-Man continues their winning formula. Without delving too deeply into cheesy clichés such as, “Ant-Man has big heart” or “Big surprises come in ‘small’ packages,” this movie should make a “small” fortune. Though not a very popular character, a “small” […]

TV Review: True Detective Season 2 [mild spoilers]

In fairness, anything following season one of True Detective [you might remember three TG staffers picked S1 as the best in television in 2014] was bound to be somewhat of a letdown. Harrelson’s portrayal of Marty Hart, a philandering but ultimately-on-the-side-of-good detective, might have been enough to halfway carry the show regardless of who was cast […]

5 Great Candidates for Live-Action Anime Adaptations

As our list of bests and worsts comes to a close, my thoughts turn to the future of live-action anime adaptations. In a time when romantic comedies and period dramas share cineplex space with the likes of the Avengers and colossal Jaegers, it seems like just about any series stands a chance of making the […]

The five worst live action anime adaptations

In my last article on the subject, I explored what I felt were some of the very best live action anime adaptations available today. We continue our exploration of live action adaptations by taking a look at the flip side of that coin. So, without further ado, here are my picks for the five worst […]

TV preview: Brew Dogs: Miami

Back in 2007, James Watt and Martin Dickie founded BrewDog, a small craft brewery in Scotland. They both had a fondness for libations and had a goal to create some of the finest craft beers in the United Kingdom. What they never expected was how big their success would be. Since then, they’ve created a few […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 3

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is the final list of my three-part series. To find part one click HERE and part […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 2

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is my second part of a three-part series. (To find part one click HERE.)   […]

TV Review: “Daredevil”

The Netflix Series, Daredevil, is exactly what Marvel needs to counter successful DC television shows like Arrow, The Flash, and Gotham. I’m not about taking sides in the war between DC vs. Marvel, rollerblades over skateboards, Nintendo against Sega, but I do like an alternative once in a great while to the things that I […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 1

With Netflix’s recent release of the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters who aren’t currently featured in a film or television shows and those not currently in pre or post-production. My list does not discriminate between which film studios currently have the rights to […]