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Black Panther Deserves a Superhero Movie Crown

Posted February 14, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

Marvel Studios’ maiden voyage into 2018 starts out with an incredibly strong outing in the form of Black Panther. It’s a film that has garnered a heavy amount of acclaim and controversy even before it’s premiere, but does it live up to the hype? Well, let me tell you a little story! Black Panther is […]

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Peter Rabbit Jumps All the Sharks

Posted February 9, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

When it comes to adaptations of beloved children’s stories, there’s only a handful of ways it can go; the “respectful of its source material” route or the tried and true “Sony Animation” route. I will give you one guess which route Peter Rabbit took — here’s a hint, they pointed out that he doesn’t wear […]

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The Real Cloverfield Paradox: Who Will Stop J.J. Abrams?

Posted February 7, 2018 by Rodney Brown

I wasn’t going to write a review of the new Netflix movie The Cloverfield Paradox, but the more I think (and fume) about it, I can’t help myself. Sort of how J.J. Abrams can’t help himself from ignoring (or actively hating) actual science. First off, a warning — this review will have spoilers. There is almost […]

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Black Superhero History Series: Black Lightning

Posted February 1, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

In honor of Black History Month I wanted to take some time to pay homage to some of favorite colored crusaders of justice. A few have been with me since my childhood, while others I became better acquainted with as an adult. I will be discussing heroes from both DC and Marvel, as they both […]

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Maze Runner Finale Will Only Appeal to Hardcore Fans

Posted January 21, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

My first movie review entry for 2018 was a journey into rather unfamiliar territory, “Young Adult novels.” As a rule I tend to avoid most YA stories as I am at least twice the age as many of the leads and I find their anti-authoritarian message to be contrived, exceptions being Harry Potter and The […]

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Netflix Godzilla Will Rock Your World

Posted January 18, 2018 by Rodney Brown

It seems as though the new Netflix movie Godzilla: Planet of Monsters was made just for me. Not because I am any kind of a dedicated Godzilla fanboy, but because I’m more of a Godzilla filthy casual. To be clear, I think I’ve seen almost every Godzilla movie made, from the Toho originals to the […]

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Gotham by Gaslight Pushes the Best Victoriana Buttons

Posted January 14, 2018 by Lauren Grant

You’ve seen Batman in a million different ways over the years and now we have Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, an all new steampunk rendition of timeless characters set in the 19th century. I went in completely blind, not having read the graphic novel. Outside the fact of it being a steampunk film, which immediately excited me, […]

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My Top 5 Movies of 2017

Posted January 8, 2018 by Byron D. Zero

2017 was definitely… a year, to sum it up in the most inoffensive way possible. But for all its somber moments, there was no shortage of pop culture to distract us as the world casually deteriorates beneath us. So I offer to you some of the pieces of cinema that reminded me just how important […]

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What Movies in 2018 Do You Consider Must-See?

Posted January 1, 2018 by Rodney Brown

It’s a new year and that means a new crop of nerd (and nerd-adjacent) movies to look forward to. We want to know which movies coming up have you the most excited. Is it Black Panther, with the amazing cast and killer fights? Aquaman, with Jason Momoa’s amazing … well, everything? Maybe it is the […]

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Winter Hijinks with Harley Quinn

Posted December 29, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After recording our holiday greetings videos with HarleyHaQuinn and DeadlySymmetry, we all popped ’round to a local cemetery for some snowy photo fun. Don’t let the sun fool you — it was about 12 degrees and windy. After that, we blasted over to Coggshall Park for some shots in the lake-side gazebo. First up is […]

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Jumanji Sequel is a Fun Game-like Lightweight Romp

Posted December 20, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

With 2017 drawing to a close, I have to admit that I haven’t seen a huge number of comedies this year. There is a big reason for this; I am a comedy snob. I have no stomach for gratuitous Happy Madison-style low brow humor, and with a number of comedic actors following the Will Ferrell […]

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What Does the Disney Buy of Fox Assets Mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Posted December 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Today Disney announced the long-rumored purchase of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for a value of $52.4 billion. That means that the rights to many of your favorite movies and shows come back to Marvel or move to Disney. But there is some confusion about certain properties, mainly the Fantastic Four. Let’s explore the deal […]

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Last Jedi Far From Least Jedi

Posted December 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I have one serious issue after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson won’t be back to write and direct the next one. I am going to find it challenging to keep my review below spoiler-free, because so much is different in this movie from previous movies in the franchise that saying anything about it […]

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The Shape of Water Will Fill Your Hearts and Minds

Posted December 9, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The tagline for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is “A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times.” It’s a clever phrase whose double meaning is quite apt. Set in the incredibly troubled Cold War era of 1962, its depiction of racism, sexual harassment and xenophobia is every bit as relevant in 2017. It’s at once […]

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See Ep. 1 of the New Series Knightfall at a Boston Theater – FREE!

Posted November 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Riding the success of its original scripted historical drama Vikings, the History Channel is introducing a series about the Knights Templar and the search for the lost Holy Grail. You can see the first episode on the big screen … for free! That’s right, you can attend a special advance screening of the first episode […]

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Whedon Saves the DCEU With Justice league

Posted November 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the DC Warner Bros canon is better by an unmeasurable stretch than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s even better than Wonder Woman, the high-water mark for DC films in the new Extended Universe. Credit for the quality of Justice League as a superhero movie can be laid at the […]

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The Orville’s Ninth Episode Just an Extended Rape Joke

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kels

(Ed. Note: The following opinion piece contains both a description of fictional non-consensual sexual acts, and spoilers for the ninth episode of The Orville, “Cupid’s Dagger.”) First, let me state that I absolutely adore The Orville starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki. The writing is on point (most of the time) and the cast is […]

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Cliches Keep Coco in Pixar’s Small Pile of Missteps

Posted November 8, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Pixar has bestowed the world with its latest work; Coco, a story about the meaning of family, love, and identity. It’s always good to see a new Pixar production, so how does this one stand up? Coco tells the story of Miguel who despite his family’s generation-old ban on music, dreams of becoming an accomplished […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted November 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the last gallery from Super Megafest‘s most recent event. You’ll notice a plethora of Gotham villains, and good luck keeping the Scarecrows straight. Man, that was a lot of burlap. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Planet Ruby, makeupmermaid22, ladycorvid.cosplay, Thatch Cosplay, Sir Cosplays Alot, Timberwolf Cosplay, Deadlysymmetry, Closet Geekery, Lady Jay Cosplay, The Queen of Kadr, and many more. […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted November 5, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I will have just two galleries from Sunday of the Fall 2017 Super Megafest, but they are loaded with creativity. Although I think some people were still in their drinking costumes from the parties the night before (I’m looking at you, Hugh Hefner). In this gallery are cosplayers Zebra_Cosplay, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical Cosplays, Wolfryk Manwolf, Zombie Leader, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Impostor […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted November 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We’re at the final Saturday gallery from the Fall edition of Super Megafest. The weekend saw some of the best weather in years and I was able to shoot in my favorite spot in the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough. Cosplayers in this gallery include Khepera Cosplay, AE Cosplay, Random Raul, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Olivia Kitt […]

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Frightfully Good Halloween Featured Sets from The Portrait Dude!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It’s All Hallows Eve, and the veil between this world and the next is at it’s thinnest. So what better a time to bring you two cosplays of characters that pierce that veil with ease: Beetlejuice and Freddy Krueger! Once again, our man in the Rust Belt, Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a featured set, […]

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Flapper Korra by MakeupMermaid22 at AAC 2017!

Posted October 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Although her series has been off the air for a couple of years, the avatar Korra is still a popular character for people to cosplay at conventions, and Another Anime Convention was no exception. This flapper-era version by makeupmermaid22, however, was certainly unique. Not only did Sarah mix the traditional look of Korra with a […]

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Jayme Lee as Eleven from Stranger Things by The Portrait Dude!

Posted October 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second season of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things debuted today, and we will have a review of it coming up soon. But in the meantime, we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a first look at this featured set he shot of Jayme Lee as Eleven from the first […]

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Happy Death Day Delivers Light Horror Fun

Posted October 16, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

I have fallen out of love with modern horror for some time now, as I find it following trends established by one flagship title and then having it being done to death with slight variations, similar to how comedic parody films of the early 2000s would mock whatever was popular at the time. Be it […]

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Fans Say Not Cool Over Bungled Szechuan Sauce Event

Posted October 9, 2017 by Luis Correa

At the beginning of Season Three of Rick and Morty, Rick goes on a dark rant about his obsession with a minor sauce known as Szechuan that McDonald’s produced as a promotional tool for the 1998 release of Mulan. The sauce itself was a plum flavored little thing that by all accounts had been mediocre in […]

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Blade Runner 2049 : Sequel Almost Perfectly Replicates the Original Feel

Posted October 3, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Los Angeles, 2049. Deep in the neon canyons, it’s still raining, still gritty, and people are still dealing with a replicant problem. In the 30 years since the events in Blade Runner, LA has become a densely packed urban dystopia, enclosed behind massive walls to keep out the raging ocean, city-sized garbage dumps, and neighboring […]

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Puerto Rico Relief Effort Launched By Keanu Reeves and NYCC

Posted October 3, 2017 by E. Ortiz

A powerhouse group made up of ReedPOP, Keanu Reaves, other filmmakers and more have launched an initiative to help give Puerto Rico immediate relief from the damage they sustained from Hurricane Irma and Maria. Please take the opportunity to read this and see how you can be a hero to someone today. ReedPOP is calling upon New […]

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Star Trek: Discovery Returns to TV Timeline With Bold Moves

Posted September 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It boldly goes where no one has gone before at times, but that may be both good and bad for the new show Star Trek: Discovery. The bold moves include focusing on a main character that is not only not a ship captain, but a very complex, conflicted individual (Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green […]

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Latest Kingsman Flick Continues to Kick Butt

Posted September 22, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

When Kingsman: The Secret Service hit theaters in 2014, it was a sharp, funny, action-packed breath of fresh air in a field full of dour, grim spy thrillers. It pulled off an impressive high-wire act: it was simultaneously a loving homage to old-school James Bond movies, a hyperkinetic action-thriller, and a brilliant send-up of, well, […]

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IT Isn’t Clowning Around With The Scares

Posted September 8, 2017 by E. Ortiz

Readers, understand that I have read Stephen King’s IT and saw the two-part television special many moons ago. I tried reading Stephen King novels and his books start out well, full of great moments of horror. But the seem to stumble midway through the plot and always end poorly. IT, the novel, follows the same […]

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Death Note Movie Writes Its Own Obituary

Posted August 31, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Adaptations are a fickle force to dabble with; you take an established idea and try to see how you can make it your own. Sometimes you get lucky and give a successful idea your own flavor, like with the Tom Cruise movie Edge of Tomorrow which is an adaptation of the manga All You Need […]

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Iron Fist’s Issues Infect The Defenders

Posted August 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Netflix and Marvel have finally this week brought together the heroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist in the long-anticipated team show The Defenders. Is it right up there with The Avengers or is it a bit more like X-Men: Apocalypse? Below is my mostly spoiler free review. I say mostly because there […]

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DuckTales Delivers Fun Familiar And New

Posted August 18, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Life has been like a hurricane since Disney announced the reboot of DuckTales last year on Disney XD. With announcements, speculations, and rumors for days, it’s been a Duckblur! With all this hype, the production team and cast has some pretty big spats to fill. Does it fit the bill? Let’s find out as we […]

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The Dark Tower Collapses Under Weight of Confusion

Posted August 4, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Book-to-movie fantasy adaptations are a time-honored tradition. In the past two decades with the success of franchises like The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter, it’s only natural that other studios would want some of that action. However it has created a very popular subgenre of stories geared at the 25-and-under crowd, which as […]

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Atomic Blonde Drops Kilotons of Action and Style

Posted July 27, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

I consider myself to be something of a connoisseur when it comes to action films, having grown up in the Commando/Rambo era. And along comes a film that manages to titillate my palette for all the things that I love about the action genre, Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and directed by David Leitch. Based […]

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Take a Shot At Two Tickets To See The Dark Tower in Boston

Posted July 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Stephen King’s massive epic tale of good versus evil spanning multiple realities gets the movie treatment with the upcoming film The Dark Tower. You can get a pair of passes to see it two days before it opens, in Boston! Click here to go to the form and get a shot (what pun?) at two […]

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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted July 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted July 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Despicable Me 3 Delivers Too Familiar Fun

Posted June 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Despicable Me 3 is one of those movies that is both really easy and really challenging to review. Easy, because it doesn’t require any deep, insightful analysis or tiptoeing around spoilers; challenging, because how much new is there to say about the third installment (fourth, if you include 2015’s Minions) in a franchise that relies […]

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Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted June 21, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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The Mummy: Universal’s Dark Universe Starts With No Big Bang

Posted June 8, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

One of the first entries of the summer blockbuster season of 2017, The Mummy offers us a tale lacking in inspiration in a multitude of facets. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (in only his second time filling the chair), this is Universal’s first attempt to cash in on the popularity of an extended cinematic universe (because […]

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Guardians Sequel: Rare Improvement To A Great Movie

Posted May 3, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

In the MCU’s first foray of 2017, we are given a sequel to one of the cinematic powerhouse’s biggest sleeper hits, Guardians of the Galaxy. Following in the tradition of (at least most) Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 builds off significantly from its predecessors, with a stronger story, lots of […]

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Power Rangers Go, Go To A Bad Place

Posted March 25, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

In the last decade and a half it seems like Hollywood had wasted no time making big budgets versions of precious childhood memories, to varying effect. So it was only a matter of time before Mighty Morphin Power Rangers received the cinematic reboot treatment. This is a project that I have been following closely for 2 […]

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Cosplay Melee Is A Heroic Change Of Pace

Posted March 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

If you are a fan of cosplay as I am, you will be impressed at the skill and creativity demonstrated by the contestants on the first episode of Syfy’s new show Cosplay Melee. If you are fan of timed competition reality shows, like History Channel’s blade-making show Forged in Fire or The Food Network’s Chopped, […]

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Iron Fist Is The Weak Link in Marvel’s Chain, But Not A Break

Posted March 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

First, let’s answer a couple of questions. Is Iron Fist as bad as many critics say? No, it isn’t. Are the critics correct about the problems? Yes, but those problems don’t affect the overall quality of the show nearly as much as many critics contend. Below is my spoiler-free review. I will talk in generalities […]

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Beauty and the Beast is Faithful and Formulaic

Posted March 17, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

In every sense of the word, Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, is magical. It features one of the earliest strong female Disney characters. The ballroom dance scene is gorgeous, setting the bar high for visual style and romantic appeal as well as being one of the first fully computer-animated sequences in a […]

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Kong: Skull Island Is Just Monkeying Around

Posted March 9, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

I saw the two big-budget franchise properties hitting theaters this week: Logan and Kong: Skull Island. Both feature rage-fueled, hairy characters protecting their adopted families from a world that hates them. One is daring, original, and brilliantly acted; the other has a giant CGI gorilla. The latest remake of the 85-year-old Kong saga brings the […]

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Black Cosplay Showcase Video from Katsucon 2017

Posted March 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Is it OK to extend #28daysofblackcosplay into a 29th day? Unfortunately for us, post-Katsucon con crud and colds delayed this video into March. But under the theory it is never too late to celebrate awesomeness, we present this video showing off some of the outstanding black cosplayers we filmed at Katsucon. Among the cosplayers in […]

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Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted February 18, 2017 by Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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