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  • Foreign Affairs: “Shin Godzilla” and the Raw Psychology of “Evangelion”

    Shin Godzilla 2016: dirs. Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi Writer: Hideaki Anno, Sean Whitley (Translated) Starring: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishitara and Ren Osugi   The King of the Monsters returns in all his glory – Shin Godzilla is last year’s new reimagining of the endearing monster everyone knows...
  • Current Comics: Trump’s Titans #1

    Writer: John Baron Art: John Miller, Shawn Remulac Summary Enter an alternate reality just slightly to the right of our own, where President Donald J. Trump is not only the most powerful man in the world, but the most powerful being in the universe! Newcomer comic creator John Barron,...
  • Movie Reviews: “Good Time”

    Good Time 2017; dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie Writers: Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein Starring: Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Safide, Barkhad Abdi and Buddy Duress   Good Time is a great many things, but a “good time” is probably the most debatable description one can give. Ben...
  • Game Review: “West of Loathing”

    West of Loathing Publisher/Developer: Asymmetric Publications Platform: Linux, MacOS, Windows, iOS, Steam. Once in a while, a simple looking game can draw the most surprise from its audience.  West of Loathing is just such a game.  Set in the same universe as Asymmetric’s Kingdom of Loathing, the game sees the...
  • Current Comics: Secret Empire #9

    Secret Empire #9 Writer: Nick Spencer Art: Leinil Francis Yu, Joe Bennett, Gerry Alanguilan, Joe Pimentel, Rod Reis Colors: Sunny Gho, Dono Sanchez-Almara   Content (May/May Not Contain Spoilers) Secret Empire is nearing its conclusion, and soon we’ll all find out where this story has been heading.  Our concept...
  • Movie Reviews: “Wind River”

    Wind River 2017; dir. Taylor Sheridan Writer: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal and Gil Birmingham   First time director but accomplished screenwriter Taylor Sheridan finds himself within the pantheon of terrific debut filmmakers by following the amateur’s playbook to a “T;” he takes the emotionally...
  • Movie Reviews: “Ingrid Goes West”

    Ingrid Goes West 2017; dir. Matt Spicer Writers: Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olson and O’Shea Jackson Jr. What better way to demonstrate exactly how awful social media can be in American society than to make a film that deconstructs the entire process? Ingrid (Aubrey...
  • Movie Reviews: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”

    The Hitman’s Bodyguard 2017; dir. Patrick Hughes Writer: Tom O’Connor Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung and Gary Oldman The Hitman’s Bodyguard is exactly the kind of mid level Summer flare you’re expecting. Just take a moment and think about what you think this movie...
  • Movie Reviews: “Atomic Blonde”

    Atomic Blonde 2017: dir. David Leitch Writer: Kurt Johnstad Starring: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella and John Goodman   Director David Leitch takes the killer formula that gave us the revolutionary John Wick and combines it with a Cold War period piece centered around a deadly spy with good looks...