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The (Iron)Man Behind the Mask: A Movie Critique

May 6, 2013

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The Avengers changed everything. I mean, the world had never quite experienced a nerdtastic crossover to that extent before, with 4-5 lead-in movies (depending on whether or not you count Ironman 2 and Incredible Hulk) culminating into a super buddy brouhaha that resonated with both the casual mainstream AND comic nerds alike (no small task) and […]

Up, Up and Away: The Enduring Character of Superman

March 23, 2013

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I recently revisited Superman and Superman 2 (The Richard Donner cut), as I like to stay familiar with the staples of geek culture. I didn’t honestly expect either movie to be more than background noise, to be completely honest. Superman was released in 1978, and genre movies tend not to age very well. But from the moment the […]

Of Legos and Ring Lords: Counting Down to The Hobbit, Part 1

December 10, 2012

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As previously mentioned, the Lord of the Rings trilogy is something of a holiday tradition for me. I’ll never forget the first time I saw Fellowship of the Ring; as far as movie-going experiences go, it was incredibly powerful. I went around noon to one of the nicer theaters (at the time) in the area, […]

Midweek Geek Out (December 5) – Saran Wrap Edition

December 5, 2012

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So I realized there were a few Geek loose threads lying about that needed addressing… time to wrap it up! 1.) Arrow I don’t know if you’ve been watching the show, but I can honestly say that it keeps getting better. The acting is a little stiff, and the interactions feel a little repetitive, but […]

The Non-traditional Traditionalist

November 23, 2012

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As a former social sciences student (actually, once a social sciences student, always a social sciences student, if you follow me), I find myself thinking more about what people do and why (including myself) than your average Joe likely does. Holiday traditions, for example, are an interesting subject to me. I mean, when you really look […]