Battle of the Sexes shows both how much and how little progress we've actually made in equal rights, but does so while being fun and avoiding being preachy or heavy handed.
Nerve isn't terribly original or especially exciting, but the charisma of the leads keeps it from feeling like a complete waste of time.
The Gray Seal was a hero before comic books, but started many of the tropes that later became associated with comic book superheroes.
The Babysitter is a fun horror/comedy that doesn't break any new ground, but seems like a throwback to an earlier era of both horror and comedy.
Tag surprised me by not having given away all of its funniest moments in the trailer, and by doing a good job of balancing the comedy with the heartwarming material, something a lot of movies of this kind struggle with.
Dorothy Stratten was the daughter of immigrants, who was on the verge of achieving a Hollywood fantasy. Unfortunately the man who helped her get there was not willing to let her go.
The January Man has a stellar cast, but can't seem to decide what kind of a movie it wants to be.
KISS has an extensive catalog, so there are a lot of great songs that don't get a lot of attention. Here are 20 songs that don't get the love they deserve.
The new Star Wars movies have problems that have nothing to do with diversity or agendas. The problem is that fans can't express their feelings about these problems without getting lumped in with a bunch of racist and sexist assholes.
These are my thoughts after my initial viewing of Infinity War. There will be spoilers.
It's Superman by Tom De Haven takes the popular character back to his roots, but does so in way that's more in keeping with modern versions of Superman rather than with his comic book origins.
The Last Jedi felt like the franchise was making a break with the previous movies. If so, it was a less than satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker story.
Despite the bad reviews, I found Justice League to be fun and entertaining. I am willing to concede that the movie may have worked better for me than for general audiences, due to being a comics fan.
A look at some famous actors who entered 'The Twilight Zone.'
The Defenders tried to do what the Avengers did. While it was entertaining, it failed to live up to its potential.
Filth is a 2013 Scottish comedy/drama that can at times be difficult to watch. But it is funny, in a dark, twisted sort of way.
Madonna opened up a whole world of sexuality to boys and girls growing up in the 80's and 90's, and taught the message that it is okay to be yourself no matter how much it might seem freaky to others.
Butter is a funny and touching movie with good performances, including an offbeat one by Hugh Jackman. It is political satire that doesn't feel the need to beat you over the head.
Valerian is a mess. It had potential but is ruined by bad acting and by things not being explained very well.
Board games are a fun way to spend an evening with friends and family. Right now there are a better variety of games to play than ever before. Here are some of my favorites
Many Trump voters cited Hillary's lack of ethics as reason they supported him. However they do not seem to be as concerned when Trump himself appears to behave unethically.
Women haven't always had the best treatment in comics, but some of the most interesting characters have been women. Here are some of the ladies who made comics what they are.
Superman has been around for decades, and some people think he is overrated or outdated. I think being a bit old fashioned is part of Superman's appeal.
Jonny Quest was one of the first animated shows targeted at both kids and adults, and helped raised the bar for storytelling in cartoons.
Though the literary field may seem to have been strip mined of all its good ideas, these 6 books have not been adapted and would make great movies.
What is your geek cred? Take this quiz to see just how much of a geek you really are.
Dirk Benedict starred in two very popular shows in the 70s and 80s, yet he does not seem to have the same geek culture cred as some lesser stars now enjoy.
Here are my favorite fictional movies about movies.
Sometimes even a bad film maker can become not just legendary, but even influential. Here are 3 film makers who made the best bad movies.
Geek culture and rock music have a long history together, going back to Led Zeppelin singing about Tolkien's characters and earlier. Here are five that I especially enjoy.
Any ideology can be taken to extremes. So when does someone cross the line into extremism? Here are some things to look out for.
Amidst calls to make America great again, I make the case that America is already great. These are the reasons why, and how they are being mischaracterized.
For decades comic book and geek culture have been on the fringes. Now that it is taking the mainstream, instead of being happy it seems that some geeks are intent on pushing it back into the fringes.
Star Wars Droids and Ewoks were the only way to get new Star Wars for a while after Return of the Jedi. For fans hungry for more, these shows helped get them through until the Timothy Zahn books.
The Transformers is one of the most popular cartoons ever made, with it's story of giant transforming robots bringing their civil war to our planet.
Ip Man 2 may seem like a familiar story if you are a fan of the successful 80's boxing franchise Rocky.
I love movies, and I love to see how movies are made. These two documentaries show behind the scenes of a couple of horror movie classics.
Some people say they would like to see a darker, more adult Star Wars. I say that Star Wars is already pretty dark, and making it any darker might make it lose the thing that makes Star Wars special.
Star Trek The Animated Series continued telling the story of the five year mission of the crew of the Enterprise. It kept the franchise going between the first show and the first movie.
Movies have a tendency to over-explain everything these days, leaving nothing to the imagination. Often the reason the back story isn't the main story is because it isn't interesting enough.
The original Battlestar Galctica is a fun show that does not get enough credit, instead being seen as merely a cheap Star Wars knock-off.
Thundarr the Barbarian took all the popular sci-fi tropes of the time and mixed them all together in one awesome show.
Astroboy helped popularize the anime style in Japan and around the world.
Mighty Mouse started as a parody of Superman, but he grew into a full fledged character in his own right. And at a time when Superhero entertainment was harder to come by, he helped fill that void.
Geektoons are what I call the old cartoons that used to be the main source of day to day geek culture for kids growing up in the 70's and 80's. They helped form modern geek culture.
I love comic books, and I like to reread my favorites again and again. Here are 7 of my favorites.
Becoming a parent is easy. Being a parent is hard. These are suggestions on making and keeping a close relationship with your children.
Rock stars can be eccentric people. Here are some of the stranger things they have done on television.
Sometimes you have a little time to kill and you want to play a video game, but you don't want to get sucked into something that will keep you playing longer than you meant to.
Gun control and confiscation are not the same thing. We can have common sense gun control measures without endangering people's second amendment rights.
Equality of opportunity is an important concept in America, and many claim that we have achieved that goal. I don't think we have, and this is my explanation.