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Escape from escapism doesn’t lead to reality…

Escape from escapism doesn’t lead to reality…

Films and TV shows aren’t real. Well, except documentaries and the news. Sports shown on TV are kind of real too, assuming they haven’t been rigged. Reality shows… well, they’re sort of real, or at least as real as real life can be if your take on reality is having…

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Attending Dragon*Con Fantasy vs. Reality

Attending Dragon*Con Fantasy vs. Reality

We’re a week away from Dragon*Con 2014. I always have such high hopes for this convention and despite the drawbacks of large crowds, herding queues, and the inevitable missed celebrity (whether actor, writer, or artist), I do always have a wonderful time. I also always forget about Dragon*Con re…

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Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Alternate Endings

Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Alternate Endings

The Evil Dead films. You know them. You may love them. I do. The first Evil Dead film was the second DVD I owned, when I suddenly found myself being dragged into the 21st century. My first DVD was the three-disc Rocky Horror Picture Show set, sadly now lost to me. But Evil Dead, that was…

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Rebel Without A d20

Rebel Without A d20

Jim was a mixed-up kid from a mixed-up home, where his dad wore an apron and his mom wore the pants. Except she wore skirts; but you know what I mean. The first time I saw him, he was obsessing over a cymbal-banging monkey. He’d been picked up by the cops for carrying some Magic: The…

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1984: No Big Brother, just Big Movies

1984: No Big Brother, just Big Movies

There’s been much said about Ghostbusters turning 30 this year, and rightly so. It’s a modern classic and one that’s permeated popular culture. It was the little film that could, with groundbreaking special effects, wonderful comedy and a theme song that was simultaneously…

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Review: The Brady Bunch - Season 1

Review: The Brady Bunch - Season 1

As any connoisseur of B-grade (or Z-grade) sci-fi and horror movies will tell you, there’s a huge difference between a bad movie and a movie so bad it’s brilliant (but in an awful way). The same thing goes for TV shows. The original Star Trek may be dated and have the cheesy sets and…

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SIX OF THE WORST… things about apartment living

SIX OF THE WORST… things about apartment living

Sometimes I want to write about things that would make good “Six of the Best” columns, but they really aren’t “best” things, per se. Sometimes they’re “worst”. That’s why I’ve decided that the first SOTB of every month will now be a…

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Tale of the Tape: Agent Phil Coulson vs. Agent Maxwell Smart

Tale of the Tape: Agent Phil Coulson vs. Agent Maxwell Smart

James Bond. Jim Phelps. Jason Bourne. Johnny English. That guy Bill Cosby played in I, Spy. Who doesn’t like spies? Well, evil spies don’t like good spies (and vice versa), but we like watching them anyway. Even that lousy Ethan Hunt guy who lied and said Jim Phelps had turned evil….

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Rebuffing Buffy: A re-Buff

Rebuffing Buffy: A re-Buff

Last year there was chatter about a reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. Would it tie-in with Joss Whedon’s television spectacular including the whole scooby gang, timelines and plots? Would it be a glossed over variation of the movie from the early 90’s? Would anyone care? I fucking car…

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