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‘Fanboys’ unknown, but fantastic

“Fanboys” is a relatively unknown movie that did terribly at the box office. The movie cost nearly $4 million to make, but grossed less than $1 million worldwide. It is, however, one of my favorites. The movie highlights four high school friends, one of whom has drifted away from the […]

‘The Martian’ a surprisingly good space ride

“The Martian” was surprisingly good. I don’t mean a “little” good, either. The science fiction in this movie is actually believable — it could be attained in the next 20 years if science is allowed to progress. Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, is abandoned on Mars — his crew-mates […]

Deadpool does not disappoint despite budget woes

The Merc with the Mouth nearly missed the opportunity to have a self-titled Marvel movie — Fox only gave the film a budget of $58 million after fans begged, pleaded and, I’m sure, tried to bribe the movie into existence. While in theaters, “Deadpool” managed to gross $362,200,563, proving there […]

What the Chewbacca Lady teaches us about simple joys

The Chewbacca Lady has taken the internet by storm. There isn’t anything particularly fascinating about the woman, who is a mother of two kids and shops at Kohl’s. She tells viewers she’s making a return to the store and finds something for herself. After she takes her glasses off and […]

‘Eureka’ not a must-see, but fun

It has been several months since my husband and I embarked upon a journey through the old Syfy Channel show called “Eureka.” As it turns out, even though I am a geek, I am not overly fond of most Syfy productions. Most of them are cheesy, subpar examples of what […]

Meeting Baldwin: A fan-girl experience

Adam Baldwin cuts an impressive silhouette on screen — tall and broad, with an attitude that takes up just as much space. Most of his roles are gruff and maybe a bit anti-heroic. My husband, Gareth, loves Baldwin in most of his roles — dating back to Animal Mother in […]

Constantine’s battle continues to please

“Constantine” remains one of my favorite movies — not because of an actor or set of actors, but for the way it portrays good and evil in the world. My faith still plays a vital role in my life, but I will not turn this posting into a study on […]

First glimpse of geekery: Batman the Animated Series

The first glimpse I remember having into geekery happened when I was very young, maybe 7 years old … when “Batman: The Animated Series” was broadcast. It was the way I pictured Batman … dark, but not uncaring. The animated series version of the Dark Knight was compassionate — not […]

Move over, Iron Man: Ant-Man is here to stay

Tony Stark has served as Marvel’s resident expert in sarcasm for many years, without much competition. True, Chris Pratt’s “Star-Lord” did put up quite a fight for the title in the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie. However, Paul Rudd’s “Ant-Man” might exceed Stark’s snark. “Ant-Man” was not a movie […]