Faren’s Nerd Moment: 16 Things You Have To Watch To Get Pumped For Christmas

I kind of really hate Christmas. I know, I know. Why did Faren, oh hater of Christmas, create a Nerd Moment specifically listing off episodes of TV shows and movies that involve the very holiday she hates? While my Grinch-ness is quite deep from all Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Review] Before the Flood

I started out writing a very professional review of National Geographic’s Before the Flood, but as I was writing I just grew more and more depressed. Even if climate change is the big hoax that the oil companies want us to believe it is, our Read More …

The OJ Staff’s Favorite Halloween Films

Here, at Omnibus Journal, we’ve enjoyed bringing you all a series of spooky Halloween posts, but we’ve got one last feature before making the transition into November! It’s been great being back to a semi-regular update schedule, and we hope to continue providing content for Read More …

Recommending Horror

I hate the holidays that are destroyed by the commercial industry, that suck the essence of what a holiday is supposed to be about. Halloween is somewhat immune to that, because of the creativity that goes into making people scared. People transform into whatever they Read More …

Five Movies Where You Need More Than a Compass to Survive a Night in the Woods

All the talk this Halloween is about the new Blair Witch movie, one of the numerous sequels to 1999’s The Blair Witch Project. But not me. The original faux-documentary never scared me—and I was at the impressionable age of eight when I saw it—so I’m Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Review] Deepwater Horizon

It is officially labeled as the world’s largest accidental oil spill.  According to an On Scene Coordinator Report submitted to the National Response Team in September 2011, the blowout that occurred on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig on April 20, 2010 caused about 4.9 million barrels of Read More …

[Early Access Review] Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: A Cooperative Deck-Building Game

Players: 1 – 4 Ages: 11+ Type: Deck-Building   Quite a few weeks have gone by since Gen Con ended and I’m still feeling the post-Con blues. However, whilst at the Con, I stumbled across a pre-release frenzy and it was totally in my wheelhouse. The Read More …

Five Cliché Eco-Friendly Kids’ Movies You Still Love

With Finding Dory all the rage right now, I find myself nostalgic for some of the original clichéd environmentally friendly kids’ movies. Even though they each repeatedly bash the “respect mother earth” mantra into the squishy brains of children, there’s something unique and enjoyable in Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Review] Finding Dory

After 13 years, the original fans of Finding Nemo (2003) finally get their long called-for sequel, and it does not disappoint! While I will admit that the jokes and some of the new characters seemed a bit more childish than those from Nemo, Dory’s search Read More …

[Review] Captain America: Civil War

Warning: If you loved The Incredibles (2004), you will not like this movie!   Now, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. The Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies of all time, yet I still enjoyed the always brilliant chemistry of the Read More …

[Environmentally Friendly Reviews] The Jungle Book (2016)

Every Jungle Book movie has taken bits and pieces from Rudyard Kipling’s collection of stories, but none have ever told Mowgli’s exact tale. Filmmaker, Jon Favreau (Iron Man) may have come a bit closer with his 2016 remake, however, with his extreme usage of CGI, Read More …

Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice [SPOILER Review]

Jake and his friend, Joseph, discuss the highly-anticipated Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice. Read More …

[Spotlight Series] Michal Hughes

IUPUI Lecturer Michal Hughes talks on science fiction, monsters, fantasy, and the future February 22, 2016/ Joe Swaz Last year, I had walked by the many vendors at the Indianapolis Comic Con and wondered, “What is all of this?”. It was hard for me to Read More …

[Spotlight Series] 501st Legion

If you’ve ever experienced a comic con convention, odds are you’ve probably encountered an assortment of many colorful people in costumes. Some, you recognize from popular comics or TV shows. If one thing is for certain, you always have the pleasure of witnessing a fair Read More …

After All This Time – A Farewell to Alan Rickman

I was getting ready to leave my house to take my cat to the vet this morning when I received the following text from my wife: I’ve been sitting here for the last few hours trying to figure out exactly how to say goodbye to Read More …

What is There to Come for the Star Wars Franchise?

From plot structure to cinematography to original cast members, Star Wars: The Force Awakens draws heavily from the original trilogy, and you can see aspects of episodes I–III as well. Although the movie was not perfect, I thoroughly enjoyed watching it and consequently spent time Read More …

A Look at Gender Age Disparity in Hollywood Movies

This may come as no surprise to moviegoers. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway have both been quoted this year as being passed for certain roles due to their age. Indicative of a long, ignominious tradition, Hollywood has made a staple of coupling  actresses with much older Read More …

[Review] Druid Peak

Wolves are my favorite animals, so I would have loved this movie even if it were terrible. Which it wasn’t; though, it also wasn’t fantastic either. It did win several awards at film festivals all across the nation when it came out last year, and Read More …

The ICYMI World: A Never Ending Race to Catch Up

It was 2007… I had just started my freshman year of college and in preparation had purchased myself an HP Pavilion  6v000 laptop. Not the latest in computer technology by today’s standards. It had plenty of memory to not only store my assignments with but to Read More …

[Review] Furious 7

Author’s Note: I must apologize for the delay.  It has been a hectic couple of weeks and I haven’t been able to post any review.  I decided to go with the review I wrote for Furious 7 because it was so popular and I actually Read More …

[Review] Everest

This was not a happy movie. But then, director Baltasar Kormákur wasn’t trying to produce an uplifting tale of heroes overcoming a terrible situation. He “…wanted to be true and show the mistakes and failures that happened on the mountain.” Over 250 people have died Read More …