[Review] Straight Outta Compton

It’s weird how one night can change plans.  This morning I was continuing work on an article that was meant to go up today which would see me go into deeper in-depth on my feelings on Fant4stic, but I sit here at 2:40 in the Read More …

[Review] Princess Mononoke and Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Last November, Hayao Miyazaki—Studio Ghibli’s recently retired founder and master director of many of their films—confirmed in a Los Angeles Times interview that the studio currently has no new films in the works. As their latest movie, When Marnie was There, reaches American homes, fans Read More …

[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 …

Cosplay of the Week: Skyrimfox Cosplay (Genderbent Hades)

Skyrimfox has been cosplaying for a total of seven years now. Over the past year and a half, she has started to make her whole outfits. “My friend of 11 years now was the one who actually got me into cosplaying, anime, and manga.”  Skyrimfox 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] 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 …

[Review] It Follows

It seems that Hollywood just can’t get horror movies right anymore.  In the past decade, I’ve seen four horror films that I genuinely enjoy, and even those offered nothing new to the genre.  Not since The Blair Witch Project has something fresh happened in horror.  Read More …

Cosplay of the Week: Alana Waffles Cosplay [Warrior Sleeping Beauty]

Cosplay of the week Alana Waffles Cosplay as Warrior Sleeping Beauty   Alana started to dress up at cons in about 2010, however she wouldn’t quite call it cosplaying until 2013 when she made her first cosplay and was happy and comfortable wearing it around, 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 …

Faren’s Nerd Moment: Top 10 Songs That Make Me Feel The Feels

There are those songs that give you the inevitable “feels”. I have a Spotify playlist dedicated to these songs and most of these also make it to my book writing playlist as well. There are many things I took into consideration when compiling this particular Read More …

[Review] Fanboys

6 years ago in a galaxy far, far away… a love letter to one of the greatest epics put to film was written. Did Fanboys live up to its potential, or did it fall short of the legendary trilogy it so clearly loves? Read More …

Ding Dong, Let’s Carry On! Britain’s “Carry On” Comedies

I’m a great consumer of pop culture and while I was playing my favorite internet search game (YouTube Roulette, details on playing it are below) several years ago, I was exposed to a documentary about a series of British films that have been produced for Read More …

Who You Gonna Call?: A Ghostbusters Tribute

I picked up a copy of Ghostbusters from Walmart a few weeks ago, just on a whim. And it was actually pretty timely, seeing that the 31th anniversary was a few days ago and the newest addition to the series has just started filming. I’ve Read More …

Reflections from the Hierophant: Halloween Returns

It’s been 6 years since Rob Zombie destroyed the already-destroyed Halloween series.  When he took up the daunting task of rebooting the legendary Michael Myers, it was because the previous films had become unnecessarily convoluted.  What made The Shape the scariest of all of the 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 …

[Review] CHAPPiE

Neill Blomkamp’s first feature film was District 9.  It was one of the best films of 2009 and the list of accolades is larger than any other debut film that I can think of.  He was heralded as the next great director and he definitely Read More …