Film Review: Philomena – Brilliantly acted and surprisingly witty

Philomena isn’t the type of film that American moviegoers are going to flock to the theaters to see. Judi Dench as someone other than “M” in a movie with a funny name starring a bunch of British people that aren’t James Bond. What’s that Philomena? I’m sorry, American audiences couldn’t hear you over the sound of Thor. Thing is, Philomena […]

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Dr. Geek: The Fractured Nature of Fandoms

Here we are in the United States of America, having just gotten past yet another July 4th holiday weekend, where you are required to show your official fandom as being an American patriot through draping yourself and your belongings with the flag, eating and drinking as much as you can with the people you love, and crowing over the explosions […]

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Great Moments in Cinema: The Grapes of Wrath

Hey everyone…just a quick one today, since I’m writing this one on the Fourth of July and have better things to do, like walk around the neighborhood and watch people celebrate American independence by firing off fireworks made in China.  Plus, you’re probably all hung over from celebrating America’s enduring awesomeness, and probably so bleary-eyed you can’t really focus on […]

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Dr. Geek: The Fetishistic Turn in My Little Pony

Almost a year ago, I first discovered that My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is an amazing show that is capable of generating a fandom that crosses both gendered and generational lines.  However, crossing and pushing these borders causes consternation about the bronies who organize because of it.  However, bronies appear to welcome their challenge to social and cultural notions about what […]

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Film Review: Disconnect (2012) – “Crash” for the Facebook Generation

There is no denying that we live in an age where more than ever we are actively pulled out of our real lives and into an alternate one, a digital life. We increasingly live lives where we barely interact with people in person for days yet have an active social life in the ever-increasing digital playground available to us through […]

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Film Review: Eddie The Sleepwalking Cannibal – Dreams do come true

Creating anything can be difficult, but for the painter Lars (Thure Lindhart), creating his masterpiece, his Mona Lisa, has taken him nearly ten years of blank canvases and frustration. Giving up hope that he can repeat his previous success, he leaves Denmark and settles on a teaching job for a struggling art school in a small snowy town in Canada. […]

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