Into the Archives

Welcome to the Archives. You’ll notice that all of the previous posts that we have done over the past two years have seemingly disappeared. And that they are being replaced with updated versions, new articles, and new adventures. We decided to update the blog…its going to start slowly as we begin to build something bigger than we had originally thought. There are more references, more adventures, and more delves into technology coming up and as such, a redesign felt not only necessary but refreshing. A way to invigorate the creativity of the blog.

But we didn’t want you to lose what we had done for the last few years. Partly because we don’t believe in erasing what work has been done, but I also like to see where I came from. I think that’s inspiring to people who aren’t sure if they can start. If their content is good enough (I know I worry about this all the time), if it will get better….all of that. It does. You do. But I wanted to keep this archive to remind myself of that.

So here is everything we have done before. All 274 posts will be moved to here. Everything we have done till now. Until the restart…because don’t all video games have a restart button?

Here’s to the restart…and the save file that came before. Because you can always move forward…if you remember where you came from.

REPOST: Army of Darkness, created by Sam Rami: a Film Review

Synopsis: Ash has been transported back to the Middle Ages by the powers of the Book of the Dead.  When he arrives, he is taken prisoner by Lord Arthur, suspected of being part of Henry the Red’s army.  After all his weapons are confiscated, he is thrown into the Pit, the wiseman rightfully returns his […]

REPOST: Evil Dead II, created by Sam Raimi: a Film Review

Synopsis: Two Michigan State University students decide to take a long weekend at a remote cabin in the woods.  When they arrive, the cabin is more rustic than they had anticipated and as they explore the property, they find a variety of different items that leave them less than comfortable.  As they settle in for […]

REPOST: Evil Dead, created by Sam Raimi: a Film Review

Synopsis: Five Michigan State University students decide to take a long weekend at a remote cabin in the woods.  When they arrive, the cabin is more rustic than they had anticipated and as they explore the property, they find a variety of different items that leave them less than comfortable.  As they settle in for […]

REPOST: IT: Chapter Two, based on IT by Stephen King: a Film Review

Synopsis: 27 years have passed since the Loser’s Club fought Pennywise.  They have since gone their separate ways, now adults, some married and some not…life went on after the dark events that summer in Derry, Maine. But it has begun again.  And as Mike Hanlon calls up his old friends the Loser’s Club finds that […]

REPOST: IT, based off IT by Stephen King: a Mini Series Review

Synopsis: Based on the novel by Stephen King, IT brings the horror to life on television. The Lucky Seven have finally found friendship and comradery in each other only to find out that they have all been visited by the same entity: a bizarre and terrifying clown named Pennywise.  He can take on their deepest […]

IT, by Stephen King: a Novel Review

Synopsis: Jumping between the past and the present, the Losers Club has been tasked with defeating a strange force that has caused the local children of Derry, Maine to hallucinate, have incredibly terrifying nightmares and to even go missing. When Bill Denbrough begins to have nightmares of a mysterious figure, often taking the shape of […]

REPOST: Ghostbusters II, created by Ivan Rietman: a Film Review

Synopsis: Five years after saving New York City from Gomer and his cronies (Zuul and the Keymaster, as well as the StayPuft Marshmallow Man) the Ghostbusters are basically defunct.  They have gone out of business when something goes wrong with Dana Barret again. This time her child’s buggy ends up rolling away of its own […]

REPOST: Ghostbusters, created by Ivan Rietman: a Film Review

Synopsis: Three paranormal scientists at Columbia university have their first true run in at the New York Public Library.  While they are run out of the facility by the corporeal specter at last they have their proof that supernatural and ghostly apparitions exist.  They return back to Columbia only to find that they are being […]

Misery, based on the novel by Stephen King: a Film Review

Synopsis: Paul Sheldon is a famous writer, known for his Victorian-era romance novels about Misery.  These novels were so popular that, in order to focus on his “more serious” works he purposely kills off Misery in the final novel just to be rid of her. After completing his latest novel, an untitled piece that he […]

Misery, by Stephen King: a Novel Review

Synopsis: Paul Sheldon is a prolific writer.  He is most famous for his Victorian-era romance novel series: Misery.  The problem is…he hates writing it.  He has passion projects that he would rather be spending time writing (though they often do not even net HALF of what a single Misery installment brings in).  As his final […]

REPOST: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, based on the book The Lost World by Michael Crichton: a Film Review

Synopsis: Four years after Isla Nublar is abandoned by Hammond and his team due to the incidents of Jurassic Park, an upper-class British family has docked their yacht at Isla Sorna, located in the same grouping of islands.  While getting ready for lunch their young daughter is attacked by a group of Compsognathus, small pack-like […]

The Lost World, by Michael Crichton: a Novel Review

Synopsis: Four years have passed since Ian was able to escape Isla Nublar with near critical injuries…so critical in fact that he was reported as dead and a memorial service was even held in his honor.  His fellow escapees Alan, Ellie, Tim and Lex have all gone their separate ways.  Ian has taken up a […]

REPOST: Jurassic Park, created by based on character from the book Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton: a Film Review

Synopsis: Isla Nublar, just off the coast of Costa Rica, is being developed into a new theme park by entrepreneur, John Hammond.  He’s developed a new idea for a unique zoo/theme park hybrid featuring genetically cloned dinosaurs…but when a handler is killed by one of the velociraptors his investors begin to threaten to pull their […]

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton: a Novel Review

Synopsis: There have been a series of mysterious animal attacks in Costa Rica.  No one can figure out just what is causing them.  Including the attack that left a worker on a nearby construction project dying and another that left a young girl at the edge of death from a severe allergic reaction.  Meanwhile, paleontologist […]

Stargate, created by Roland Emmerich: a Film Review

Synopsis: In 1928 a giant ring was discovered in the sands of Giza.  The symbols on the ring were foreign but the cover stone placed in front of it had ancient Egyptian markings on it. When a young Egyptologist and linguist, Daniel Jackson, gets laughed out of every single institution he has tried to pitch […]

REPOST: Weird Science, created by John Hughes: a Film Review

Synopsis: Nerds Gary and Wyatt are embarrassed by the popular senior jocks while they swooned over the seniors’ girlfriends.  Rejected the pair decide that they need to boost their popularity in order to win their crushes from the jocks. While watching Frankenstein a brilliant idea occurs.  They should try and create their own girlfriend.  Using […]

REPOST: Real Genius, created by Neal Israel and Pat Proft: a film Review

Synopsis: The CIA is determined to create a new “peace time” weapon, codename Crossbow, that uses a high-powered laser to eliminate potential threats before they become terrorists.  To do so they recruit the help of a well-know college professor to create the laser needed to pull off this accomplishment. Meanwhile, 15-year-old Mitch is accepted to […]

REPOST: Star Trek Into Darkness, created by J. J. Abrams (based off the work of Gene Roddenberry): a Film Review

Synopsis: Captain Kirk and his crew violate the Prime Directive by allowing their ship to be seen by a primitive species while trying to both save the civilization and their fellow crew member Commander Spock.  Because of this Kirk is removed from his command around the same time that an unprovoked attack on an outlying […]

Star Trek: First Contact, based on the universe created by Gene Roddenberry: a Film Review

Synopsis: Jean-Luc Picard is startled awake from a nightmare.  His subconscious has decided to offer up his assimilation to the Borg six years earlier as the night’s entertainments.  While the Borg are threatening Earth, Enterprise and her crew are sent to patrol the neutral zone.  Starfleet seems worried that Captain Picard would be too emotionally […]

UPDATED: Star Trek: The Next Generation (Full Series), created by Gene Roddenberry: a Television Review

Synopsis: Set 78 years after Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation series follows the adventures of the new Enterprise (NC-1700-D) and her crew.  Headed by Captain Jean-Luc Picard and a team of accomplished and diverse officers, the show focus on the years following an encounter with an immortal, sentient life force known only […]

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, created by Harold Livingston based on characters created by Gene Roddenberry: a Film Review

Synopsis: James T. Kirk has been promoted to Admiral at the end of his successful captaincy of the starship Enterprise which is currently docked on Earth for a refit.  When a Starfleet station, Epsilon Nine, detects a strange energy cloud that has the power to take out three brand new highly advanced Klingon warships the […]

Happy Star Trek Day!

September 8th has been dubbed Star Trek Day.  It was on this day in 1966 that the very first episode of Star Trek was ever shown on television.  When Gene Roddenberry came up with the idea for this incredibly innovated science-fiction television program… something focused on diversity, inclusion, exploration, and hope… I’m not sure he […]

The Matrix Revolutions, created by The Wachowskis: a Film Review

Synopsis: Neo is trapped in the Matrix.  Morpheus and Trinity are trying to fight for his release.  And things are looking dire. Meanwhile, the Nebuchadnezzar and the Hammer are working to reactivate ships and formulate a plan to gather in defense of Zion. When reality begins to fall to the machines it seems that Neo […]

The Matrix Reloaded, created by The Wachowskis: a Film Review

Synopsis: Six months have passed since the disastrous end to their last mission.  Neo has settled in the crew, he and Trinity are falling in love, and though things are still treacherous with the outside world things seem to have begun to settle down a bit. When Morpheus receives a message calling all the ships […]

The Animatrix, created by The Wachowskis: a Short Film Review

Synopsis: A series of 9 animated short films set in the world of the Matrix.  These stories serve as additional background and history as well as other stories surrounding the Matrix and the war that led to the dystopian setting. General Information: -Genre: Animated, Dystopian, Shorts -Creator: The Wachowskis -Length: 9 Short Films, Total Length […]

The Matrix, created by The Wachowskis: a Film Review

Synopsis: The year is 1999 and a group of police have cornered a woman.  She overpowers them with seemingly superhuman powers.  As she flees, the police and a group of mysterious looking Agents pursue… she barely escapes. Meanwhile, Thomas Anderson, is living a double life.  By day he is the respectable computer programmer.  By night […]

Back to the Future, created by Robert Zemeckis: a Film Review

Synopsis: After ending up back in 1955, Doc Brown takes off in his DeLorean…and ends up stuck in 1885. Marty teams up with the 1955 version of Doc Brown after receiving a letter from the 1885 Doc Brown so they can repair the DeLorean to return it to 1985 where it belongs.  Doc Brown says […]

Back to the Future Part II, created by Robert Zemeckis: a Film Review

Synopsis: After returning back to his proper time Marty McFly has turned around JUST enough of the past to make his present pretty awesome.  While walking down the street with his girlfriend, Jennifer, Doc Brown appears in his DeLorean time machine… This time they aren’t going to the past…but to the future where the group […]

Back to the Future, created by Robert Zemeckis: a Film Review

Synopsis: Marty McFly is your typical, average, 1980s teen.  He’s got a beautiful girlfriend, the cool clothes, and has dreams to become a famous rock star.  Marty is pretty much the definition of cool. The problem is…everyone else in his family isn’t. He worries that no matter his dreams and ambitions, he will end up […]

Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card: a Novel review

Synopsis: Earth has been attacked by an insect-like alien species called the Formics.  Having mastered interplanetary spaceflight before the attack, Earth is able to locate a Formic base on an asteroid called Eros… the discovery and original attack turn into an all-out war.  A war that humans narrowly win due to Mazer Rackham making a […]

Heavy Metal Magazine

Heavy Metal magazine is mentioned pretty early on in Ready Player One (page 82) and I knew I would be hard pressed to get a hold of any issues let alone all of them to read through so here is a little overview of what this magazine was all about. Started in 1977, Heavy Metal […]

REPOST: Serenity, created by Joss Whedon: a Film Review

Synopsis: The film opens on a new character, The Operative, going through files on Simon and River Tam which doesn’t seem to bode well for the siblings and the crew in the long run. We rejoin the crew of Serenity as they continue their journey through space…but the ties are currently tenuous. Inara has left […]

REPOST: Firefly, created by Joss Whedon: a Television Review

Synopsis: The year is 2517 and humanity had worn out the old Earth. So they have terriformed hundreds of other Earth like planets. Some, like the inner allied planets, thrive on technology and the protection that comes with being allied together. Others, such as those on the outer edges, are not so lucky. For those […]

REPOST: Firefly, the Forgotten Fandom…

(or how network television messed up what could have been one of the most incredible and landscape changing science-fiction shows of all time) How to even begin… Oh and warning…this post contains SPOILERS for both Firefly and Serenity… Firefly (and in turn the continuation film, Serenity) have been near and dear to my heart since […]

Also Sprach Zarathustra, by Richard Strauss: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: 2001: A Space Odyssey -Artist: Richard Strauss -Release Year: 1968 -Song Length: …on the above album about 1:49… in the original context around 30 minutes -Genre: Orchestral Tonal Poem -How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), or look for it at your local library! -Page of Reference in RPO: 107 Some Background: […]

2010: The Year We Make Contact, by Peter Hyams, based on the works by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke: a Film Review

Synopsis: Nine years have passed since the failure of the Discovery One mission.  Four crew were dead, the commander mysteriously disappeared, and the supercomputer HAL was quiet no matter how many times mission control tried to contact the ship. As tensions continue to build between America and the Soviet Union, both are determined to find […]

2010: Odyssey Two, created by Arthur C. Clarke: a Novel Review

Synopsis: The Discovery One’s mission to Jupiter ended in failure.  None of the crew was recovered and the ship was left to float in space for nine years. Now a joint Soviet-American crew including Heywood Floyd are on the Alexei Lenov are on a mission to investigate what happened on that earlier mission…and what exactly […]

2001: a Space Odyssey, created by Arthur C. Clarke at the request of Stanley Kubrick: a Novel Review

Synopsis: In the prehistoric African plains, a strange alien monolith appears amongst the early humanoids. As it reaches out to study the primitive lifeforms they learn more and more, progressing to the point of using very primitive tools.  When the monolith has learned what it sets out to, it disappears, along with many others, leaving […]

REPOST: Rebel Yell, by Billy Idol: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Rebel Yell -Artist: Billy Idol -Release Year: 1983 -Song Length: 4:47 -Genre: Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 184 Lyrics: Last night a little dancer came dancin’ to my […]

REPOST: Don’t Let’s Start, by They Might Be Giants: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: They Might Be Giants -Artist: They Might Be Giants -Release Year: 1986 -Song/Album Length: 2:36 -Genre: Alternative Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 199 Lyrics: Don’t, don’t, don’t let’s […]

REPOST: PAC-MAN Fever, by Buckner & Garcia: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Pac-Man Fever -Artist: Buckner & Garcia -Release Year: 1981 -Song Length: 3:48 -Genre: Elecronica -How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), Apple Music, iHeart Radio, or look for the album at your local library! -Page of Reference in RPO: 222-223 Lyrics: I got a pocket full of quarters, and I’m headed to […]

REPOST: Beds Are Burning, by Midnight Oil: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Diesel and Dust -Artist: Midnight Oil -Release Year: 1987 -Song Length: 4:18 -Genre: Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Lyrics: Out where the river brokeThe blood-wood and the […]

REPOST: The Safety Dance, by Men Without Hats: a Song review

General Information: -Album Title: Rhythm of Youth -Artist: Men Without Hats -Release Year: 1982/1983 -Song Length: 2:44 (extended version: 4:38) -Genre: Soundtrack, New Wave, Synth-Pop -How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), Apple Music, Pandora, iHeart Radio, or look for the album at your local library! -Page of Reference in RPO: 180 Lyrics: S-A-F-E-T-YSafety-dance! Ah we […]

Union of the Snake, by Duran Duran: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Seven and the Ragged Tiger -Artist: Duran Duran -Release Year: 1983 -Song Length: 4:20 -Genre: New Wave, Synthpop -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 183 Lyrics: Telegram force and readyI […]

The Wild Boys, by Duran Duran: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: The Wild Boys (single) -Artist: Duran Duran -Release Year: 1984 -Song Length: 4:18 -Genre: New Wave, Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 38 Lyrics: Wild boys, wild boys, wild […]

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, by AC/DC: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap -Artist: AC/DC -Release Year: 1976 -Song Length: 3:51 -Genre: Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Rock and Roll -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 328 Lyrics: If […]

Synchronicity, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Synchronicity -Artist: The Police -Release Year: 1983 -Album Length: 39:42 (44:18 cassette and CD editions) -Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Songs: A Side: Synchronicity […]

Ghost in the Machine, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Ghost in the Machine -Artist: The Police -Release Year: 1981 -Album Length: 41:03 -Genre: New Wave, Avant-Pop -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Songs: A Side: Spirits in the […]

Zenyatta Mondatta, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Zenyatta Mondatta -Artist: The Police -Release Year: 1980 -Album Length: 38:16 -Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Reggae Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Songs: A Side: Don’t Stand So […]

Reggatta de Blanc, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Reggatta de Blanc -Artist: The Police -Release Year: 1979 -Album Length: 41:52 -Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, White Reggae, Reggae Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Songs: A Side: […]

Outlandos d’Amor, by The Police: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Outlandos d’Amor -Artist: The Police -Release Year: 1978 -Album Length: 38:14 -Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Punk Rock, Reggae Rock -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 63 Songs: A Side: Next […]

REPOST: Pour Some Sugar on Me, by Def Leppard: a Song review

General Information: -Album Title: Hysteria -Artist: Def Leppard -Release Year: 1987 -Song Length: 4:27 -Genre: Hard Rock, Rock, Pop -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 217 Lyrics: Step insideWalk this wayYou and me babeHey […]

REPOST: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, by WHAM!: a Song review

General Information: -Album Title: Make It Big -Artist: WHAM! -Release Year: 1984 -Song Length: 3:51 -Genre: Pop -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 190 Lyrics: JitterbugJitterbugJitterbugJitterbug You put the boom-boom into my heartYou send […]

Atomic, by Blondie: a song review

General Information: -Album Title: Eat to the Beat -Artist: Blondie -Release Year: 1980 -Song/Album Length: 4:40 -Genre: New Wave, Rock, Disco -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 189 Lyrics: Uh huh make me tonightTonight […]

Time After Time, by Cyndi Lauper: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: She’s So Unusual -Artist: Cyndi Lauper -Release Year: 1983 -Song Length: 4:01 -Genre: Soft Rock, New Wave -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: 185 Lyrics: Lying in my bed, I […]

Fly by Night, by Rush: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Fly by Night -Artist: Rush -Release Year: 1975 -Album Length: 37:38 -Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: Rush is Halliday’s favorite band and as such […]

Rush, by Rush: an Album Review

General Information: -Album Title: Rush -Artist: Rush -Release Year: 1974 -Album Length: 39:51 -Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal -How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library -Page of Reference in RP1: Rush is Halliday’s favorite band and as such is mentioned […]

REPOST: Freddie’s Final Concert Line Up

Here is how Queen’s final performance with Freddie Mercury played out. If you would like to listen you can go to our Spotify page for both the Freddie’s Final Concert playlist (listen without shuffle to follow along) as well as our choices for Queen’s Greatest Hits which include the final songs that Mercury ever wrote […]

REPOST: Freddie Mercury: The Show Must Go On

Freddie Mercury. A name that most people know even if they aren’t a fan of his beloved band Queen. An icon. A legend. And arguably one of the greatest performers of all time. Freddie Mercury was born September 5, 1946 in Tanzania. He and his family fled the country during the Zanzibar Revolution and settled […]

REPOST: Doctor Jones, by Aqua: a song review

General Information: Band: Aqua Album Title: Aquarium Release Year: 1997 Song Length: 3:20 Genre: Pop How to Listen: Spotify (free with ads or on paid subscription), Apple Music (buy), YouTube, iHeart Radio, or look for the album at your local library or used bookseller! Page of Reference in RP1: 171 Lyrics: Sometimes the feeling is […]

REPOST: Dead Man’s Party, by Oingo Boingo: a Song Review

General Information: -Album Title: Dead Man’s Party -Artist: Oingo Boingo -Release Year: 1985 -Song/Album Length: 6:21 -Genre: New Wave -How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, or find the album at your local library! -Page of Reference in RPO: 3 Lyrics: I’m all dressed up with nowhere to goWalkin’ with a […]

2112, by Rush: an album review

General Information: -Album Title: 2112 -Artist: RUSH -Release Year: 1976 -Song/Album Length: 38:42 -Genre: Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal -How to Listen: Spotify (linked below), Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Pandora, or find the album at your local library! -Page of Reference in RPO: Rush was Halliday’s favorite band and as such is mentioned early and often […]

August’s Summer Concert Series

Since COVID is still going on and we are missing out on all the conventions and concerts we thought we would make the month of August all about the MUSIC! For the month we will be talking all about the music in Ready Player One from Halliday’s favorite band (Rush), to movie soundtracks/scores, to some […]

Off on an ADVENTURE!

If you have been following along with our Instagram you will have seen that we have taken off on an adventure! With COVID happening over the past 18 months some of the activities that I had planned to do with the blog were put on the back burner. It’s hard to have a Lord of […]

Um… technical difficulties…

Sooooo… sorry that we’ve had some technical difficulties the past two weeks. Some things have posted at wrong times… others haven’t posted at all. We are working through the issue currently. BUT we have an awesome adventure we are headed off to! Check for posts all weekend (as well as back posts as we fix […]

REPOST: Blade II, based on characters from the MARVEL Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: Two years have passed since Blade defeated Deacon Frost and his plot to rule the vampire world.  As his search for his mentor Abraham Whistler continues, Blade discovers that Whistler is no longer human…but a vampire after having not killed himself upon infection. Meanwhile a pandemic has hit the vampires.  A new “Reaper” virus […]

Smallville, created by Alfred Gough and Miles Miller based on the comics by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster: a Television Series Review

Synopsis: Smallville, Kansas seems like your regular, every day, small, Midwest American town.  The city center is quaint and full of mom-and-pop shops.  Cornfields and farms line the edges as far as the eye can see.  And football is the local religion. Until one day when a series of meteors strike down around the town.  […]

Harley Quinn, created by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey, based on comics by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm: an Animated Television Series Review

Synopsis: Based on the comic series of the same name, this animated series follows Harley Quinn as she builds herself up after her breakup with Joker.  While she begins to deal with the aftermath of her relationship with Joker, Harley tries to put together a crew to help her show the Legion of Doom that […]

The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, OR Birds of Prey, created by Christina Hodson, based on characters from DC Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: Joker has (finally) broken up with Harley Quinn for good…four years after the defeat of Enchantress.  He tossed her out on the streets of Gotham and didn’t look back.  As Harley begins to rebuild her life without her beloved Puddin’ she starts to see that she doesn’t need him anymore. After getting drunk at […]

Catwoman, based on characters from DC Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: A brand-new product is about to hit the market.  Hedare Beauty has developed a skin cream that is toted to reverse the effects of aging.  However, there is a dangerous side effect that the company is hiding.  When designer Patience Phillips discovers that they intend to ship the product regardless of the issues she […]

Elektra, based on characters from Marvel Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: After being killed by Bullseye after an altercation with Daredevil, Elektra Natchios is brought back by Stick, a blind master of Kimagure.  The martial art, which can give practitioners the ability of precognition, is one that few people can master. Elektra is expelled from the training grounds as her rage and fear take hold.  […]

Wonder Woman 1984, based on characters from DC Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: While competing in a competition against much older Amazonian warriors, young Diana falls from her horse and in an attempt to regain her footing takes a shortcut, missing a crucial checkpoint.  As she makes it to the end of the competition, ahead of her fellow Amazonians, Antiope grabs her out of the contest…explaining that […]

Wonder Woman, based on characters from DC Comics: a Film Review

Synopsis: In present day Paris, Diana Prince reminisces on her past after receiving a gift from Wayne Enterprises. The daughter of Queen Hippolyta, Diana was raised on Themyscria.  The island of the Amazonians, female warriors created to protect mankind, had been hidden away from the world.  There Diana was trained as a warrior. At 18 […]

Women in Comics: A Little Girl Power for you Weekend!

With the weekend release of the Black Widow film (finally…stupid Covid…) I thought we would spend the weekend celebrating women in comics! Female superheroes have existed since the concept of a person with superhuman powers was created.  In fact, the first most widely recognized female superhero was none other than Wonder Woman. While there were […]