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Dec 31, 2015

Earthquakes and dinosaurs. Time-traveling dictators and mutated sharks. Homicidal snow tires and bubble-wrap aliens. There's enough love in the world for the poignant art films of the intellectual community, as well as the ultra-campy, miniscule budget or ultra-absurd film deviants that actually aim to...

Dec 17, 2015

In a world...where the best laid plans of producers and directors often go awry...

We've all come across some form of entertainment or art that, despite all the best intentions of the creators and artists involved, completely fails to deliver. In the cinematic scope, there are dozens of ways that a film could be an...

Dec 11, 2015

Stealthily attacking
By-Tor slays his foe
The men are free to run now
From labyrinths below
The Wraith of Necromancer
Shadows through the sky
Another land to darken
With evil prism eye
-- Rush: "The Necromancer"; Caress of Steel

From the simple tools of a table, a few sheets of paper and a pencil, to virtual reality...

Nov 12, 2015

There's a satisfaction all its own, when parents see reflections of their own interests and passions in the hearts and voices of their children. When this manifests itself in the geek realm, it's nothing short of magical.

Have we turned a cultural corner from the days of weekend soccer tournaments and PTA bake sales as...

Oct 28, 2015

Whether it's a major electoral year or a small-town bid for ombudsman or judge probate, there are some who get as interested in political contests, policy debates, and the economy as others might be in Marvel films or the latest Call of Duty release.

What feeds this fascination? Does it stem from a...