Is It Just A Movie?

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One of the most popular things to do on the Internet is look at older movies and see them in a different light. Tropes like Alternate Character Interpretation and Jerkass Has A Point often pop up when examining these older titles. I also view movies in a different way, and that way often clashes with […]

How do these guys keep getting work?

How do these guys keep getting work?

This past weekend, at Long Beach Comic Con. Man of Action, the minds behind Disney XD’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” cartoon had the following to say about their predecessor: It’s sad to see, as TV Tropes calls it, the Animation Age Ghetto attitude alive and well in professionals working in the business. But these are views that […]

A Quick Guide to Great Characters

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Aaron Ehasz wrote up this process of what you should strive for when creating great characters and what’s only gravy. It certainly covers characters like Tony Soprano and Walter White, as well as characters he’s written like Prince Zuko, Toph, Azula, etc. Your character doesn’t have to be likable. Right now, “Breaking Bad” is the […]

Remembering Robin Williams

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Like many of you, I was shocked to hear of the death of Robin Williams on August 11th, 2014. Williams’ work was an essential part of so many of our childhoods and continued to be so as we grew into adults. I would like to share some memories of my favorite work from this much […]

10 Comic-Con Panels to Follow From Afar: a Guide For Those That Didn’t Get to Go to Comic-Con

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  If you’re reading this, then you’re like me. Not at Comic-Con International in San Diego. But that doesn’t mean you don’t care about all the news and announcements coming from the show. Comic-Con International features a lifetime’s worth of geek programming crammed into four days and a preview night, but here are the 10 […]

Legend Of Korra Book 3 Premiere Next Week

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Fans who’ve been waiting for a new season of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra are soon to have their patience rewarded as the new season will be released next week! The Legend of Korra Book Three: Change will debut on Friday, June 27th at 7 p.m. on Nickelodeon. The premiere will three episodes on the same evening titled, “A Breath of […]

Pop Geeks’ Flashback Interview: Teresa Ganzel

Teresa Ganzel stars in "Viagra Falls," along with Lou Cutelle and Harold Gould.

Several years ago, back when I was writing for RetroJunk, I sent my next interview subject an e-mail asking about the possibility of an interview. Truthfully, I hadn’t seen enough of her material at the time to ask proper questions. That changed over these past few years, as I purchased DVDs and started watching YouTube […]

The Star Wars Expanded Universe Was a 36-Year Fever Dream, From Which We Are Now Waking

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Yes, you have spent up to 36 years reading books, watching shows, reading comics, and playing video games featuring the Star Wars Expanded Universe. You think the first expanded universe novel, 1978′s Splinter of the Mind’s Eye, is a classic, Thrawn is awesome, Kyle Katarn is cool, and Boba Fett did a lot more than go […]

Why “Space Jam 2″ Is a Really Bad Idea

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On February 21st, the Internet lit up, as Deadline posted about the strong possibility of there being a sequel to the ironically loved (or fundamentally loathed) 1996 film Space Jam. That made the Internet light up for obvious reasons, especially with the accompanying report that LeBron James was going to be attached to the film, […]

Samurai Jack: Beyond Nostalgia

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Talk to anyone of school age in the nineties, and they’ll lay so much nostalgia on you, it might be nauseating. The millennials are invading your tumblrs and buzzfeeds with “OMG, xx is twenty years old now!” and “Random things you forgot about from the year 19XX”. Chances are, a lot of those things don’t […]

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