[Review] Fantastic Four

I’ve dreaded this day from the moment I began writing for Omnibus Journal.  With our subject matter heavily drenched in nerd culture, I knew that Fantastic Four was going to need to be one of the movies I reviewed.  With my expectations lower than they’ve Read More …

Does Race Matter?

More specifically, “Does race matter when casting for existing characters?”  That is a question that has been asked a lot more frequently as of late.  You might think that it’s an obvious and simple answer, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. With the Read More …

Cosplay of the Week: Grey Knight (Warhammer)

Cosplayer: Jerry Rowe as Grey Knight (Warhammer) Jerry  is 40 years old and has been cosplaying now for five years. “I got into cosplay out of a love for halloween and always wanting to bring my favorite character to life. The reason I picked a Read More …

[Review] Justice League: Gods and Monsters

One of the things that DC Comics is known for is their extensive use of the Multiverse.  In their animated universe, the idea was only just introduced in the wonderful Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox.  The success of that movie all but guaranteed that the Read More …

Serenity – A Review on the Wind

When Firefly was cancelled by Fox in 2002, many fans were left wanting.  The show ended with a very vague sense of finality, but a lot of plot threads were left unanswered.  Once the cancellation was announced, fans of the show (called Browncoats) organized and Read More …

Firefly – A Sudden but Inevitable Review

Author’s Note: I’m going to give all of you lovely readers fair warning:  you will be reading the word “perfect” a lot during this review.  I guess this might also act as a spoiler of sorts. From Dead Like Me to Jericho, many great shows Read More …

[Review] American Meat

After reading My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki (be sure to look for that review on Monday), I decided to watch and review every vegetarian’s favorite movie, Food, Inc. As I scanned the documentary section of my library, I noticed two other movies next Read More …

[Review] 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets

National Geographic Kids’ 125 True Stories of Amazing Pets has every kind of animal in it, from your classic surfing pig to dogs saving their families from fires. True, a lot of the stories are a bit boring and cliché (how many animals do we Read More …

[Review] Mr. Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is the greatest fictional character ever to be created.  His stories have spawned some fantastic films and TV shows.  The character himself has inspired great characters and performances throughout the years (Batman, anyone?).  Like most fictional characters, Sherlock has never aged and his Read More …

[Review] Ant-Man

Back in 2010, when it was officially announced by Stan Lee that Marvel Studios was working on Ant-Man, my initial thought was, “Damn, Marvel Studios needs to hurry and regain the rights to Spider-Man or X-Men quick!”  Like Iron Man used to be before the Read More …

The White Ranger vs The Green Ranger: A Morphinominal Debate

If there is one thing the nerd community loves to do, it’s to debate. Who shot first? Who is the best Doctor? Are Iron Man’s eye holes functional or cosmetic? Okay, maybe that last one is only between my friend and me. There is one Read More …

Cosplay of the Week: Arietta Cosplay (Lady Thor)

Cosplay of the Week: Arietta Cosplay as Lady Thor Aria has been cosplaying since she was eighteen, but really started getting into it when she went to her first convention in 2012. “The reason why I cosplay is because I love discovering new ways to Read More …

Bad Ass Dads In Popular Culture

“Be a dad. Don’t be ‘Mom’s assistant.’ That’s depressing, just waiting for her to write you a list, walk around a store staring at it, calling her from the cereal aisle to make sure you got the right thing. Be a man. Make your own Read More …

The Reality of Richter 10

Wouldn’t it be so cool if we could predict earthquakes and see exactly where it’d be best to wait the shake out? Wouldn’t it be better still if we could stop earthquakes all together? These are the questions brought up in famed science fiction writers Read More …

[Review] Kingsman: The Secret Service

With so many entertaining movies in the spy genre, Kingsman: The Secret Service has a lot of competition to face. Can it stand out of the pack or will it blend into the shadows? Hit the jump to find out. Read More …

[Review] Fight Club 2, Issue 1

The first rule of Fight Club is that we do not talk about Fight Club.  The second rule of Fight Club is that we do not talk about Fight Club!  After 5 read throughs of the sequel to Chuck Palahniuk’s breakout novel, I really can’t Read More …

[Review] His Dark Materials

 “And if we—later on—“ she was whispering shakily, “if we meet someone that we like, and if we marry them, then we must be good to them, and not make comparisons all the time and wish we were married to each other instead…But just keep Read More …

[Review] Eyes Wide Open Provides a Good Introduction to Environmental Concerns

I don’t like bees. I’m also not a huge fan of nonfiction, so you can imagine my dread as the first paragraph of Paul Fleischman’s new book, Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines, talks about dead bees on Fleischman’s driveway. I guess I Read More …

DC Comics Presents Convergence!

DC Comics is shaking things up in their Superhero Universe again, this time with their company wide crossover Convergence. Hot on the heels of the weekly series Earth 2: World’s End and The New 52: Futures End, Convergence will include the entire DC Universe, including Read More …

Nerdy Necklaces You Need!

Hola, friendmigos! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day, whether you celebrated as a mother yourself or honored the amazing mother figures in your life. This week, instead of showing you how to make something, I’m going to show you where to find some unique, handmade creations, Read More …

Cosplay of the Week: Casey Renee (Tauriel from The Hobbit)

Cosplay of the Week: Casey Renee as Tauriel (The Hobbit Series) Casey cosplays because it’s an amazing form of art that allows her to develop new skills as an artist and performer, all while practicing the skills she’s had for ages. “Cosplay to me, is Read More …

[Review] Flash Season 1

Thanks in large part to Christopher Nolan’s incredible Dark Knight Trilogy, the popular trend amongst live-action superheroes has been to throw them into a dark and gritty world.  It works for some really well, but it’s hard to imagine characters like The Flash in a Read More …

An Overflow of Superheroes

With Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) having grossed over a billion in domestic and international box office revenue, it is clear to see that in 2015 the superhero genre freight train is still running strong. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is becoming steadily as interconnected and Read More …