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Lightsabers make movie posters better
Posted Feb 11, 2016 by Steven Birkner
“Take that satisfaction and multiply it by a coolness factor of ten if we’d heard the snap-hiss of a lightsaber activated in George McFly’s hand as he prepared to confront Biff.”
The Wicked + The Divine: Try to be kinder
Posted Feb 9, 2016 by Hex
“The third trade paperback for The Wicked + The Divine is out, and it’s for this trade that I will always recommend this series. This is because it contains an interactive plot twist that really messed with some fans heads.”
Why Burton’s Batman will age better than Nolan’s
Posted Apr 21, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“It has the effect of reminding us while we’re watching a tightly-plotted crime drama that there is in fact a billionaire dressed up as a giant bat who refuses to use guns, fights criminals who have guns, and yet routinely emerges unscathed.”
If you don’t have PTSD, it’s not a “trigger”
Posted Nov 6, 2014 by Nycea
“It’s not something that offends your sensibilities. You may even be downright infuriated by something, but that doesn’t mean you’re being triggered.”
Jar Jar is not a Sith Lord, and why fan theories are ultimately pointless
Posted Dec 15, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“Does Lucas seem like a guy capable of playing a long game like having the bad guy be the comic relief for two movies before revealing himself as the ultimate evil? He didn’t even handle Palpatine’s long game well.”
Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay
Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
How The Killing Joke ruined Batgirl
Posted Mar 20, 2015 by Joshua Bell
“Choosing such a horrifying image as a celebration is in incredibly poor taste. It comes across as a glorification of Batgirl’s humiliation and degradation.”
Video: Snakes on a Plane (The TV Edit)
Posted Apr 25, 2009 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
"Not only did they take an idiotic R-rated B movie famous for its internet buzz-worthy title and make it safe for family viewing, but they also allowed one guy with a computer and a TV capture card to cause a minor sensation that swept across the globe, and ultimately inspired a bit on a late night talk show."
The 30 most popular posts of 2015
Posted Jan 4, 2016 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
2015 is over, so it’s time once again to take a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.
The real reason for Warner/DC’s “no jokes” policy
Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“Who is this meant to appeal to, exactly? Robots? Vulcans? Oscar the Grouch? Is there a single demographic anywhere in the world that does not like humor at all in their movies?”
Did Star Trek really show TV’s first interracial kiss?
Posted Nov 22, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
UPDATED Nov 22 2015 with new screecaps and new commentary!
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”
16 reasons Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is better than you think
Posted Jul 9, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“It’s my personal view that Attack of the Clones gets a bad rap, so here are some reasons why I think it’s underrated and deserves some reconsideration.”
Sharknado 2, and the scourge of intentionally bad movies
Posted Jul 15, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
The internet is ruining movies
Posted Oct 13, 2015 by Nathan Kerner
“The internet has made watching movies easier, and made distribution easier, but the internet has also played a large role in the decline in quality of mainstream American movies, especially among blockbusters.”
Why James Bond will never fight Blofeld again
Posted Oct 20, 2015 by Joshua Bell
“So many villains since Blofeld have copied his iconography that he’s somehow become overshadowed by his own legacy.”
Heidi Montag's "Higher"
Posted Mar 4, 2008 by Jack Spencer, Jr.
"It looks like Heidi Montag figured she could sing, and has released a song and video entitled 'Higher'. I suspect it's terrible, but I've already seen 'My Humps', so how bad could this be?"