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“X-Men: Apocalypse” Review: A Claremont Comic Come to Life

“X-Men: Apocalypse” Review: A Claremont Comic Come to Life

The appeal at the heart of the X-Men franchise in all its forms has been its ability to represent the oppressed and the outcasts of society in both the macro/large scale and the micro/personal scale.  It could stand to represent both African-Americans or gay/lesbian/transgender persons as groups struggling for their rights or the nerdy kid […]

Game of Thrones: Your Truest Self & “Blood of My Blood”

Game of Thrones: Your Truest Self & “Blood of My Blood”

People have all sorts of ways of defining themselves.  For some, that definition comes through their jobs or careers; doctors and priests for example.  For some, their definition is borne out of their roles within their families or their communities.  We still have some of those remnants in the last names many people bear today: […]

Arsenal Season Review, Part III: The Players

Arsenal Season Review, Part III: The Players

If you managed to somehow survive past that beast of a Part II, then thank you.  I’ll try to make this one a shorter read.  In this part, we can break down the squad and discuss transfers (both completed and potentially needed).  I think that we can all agree that, while we have a number […]

“The Nice Guys” Review: Shane Black’s Greatest Hits Album

“The Nice Guys” Review: Shane Black’s Greatest Hits Album

It’s unlikely that the vast movie-going public would immediately recognize the name Shane Black.  He’s a guy with only six movies under his belt as director – and two of them are still in-production.  But mention his name to action movie fans or start listing the movies he’s been involved in as either a writer […]

Game of Thrones: The Truth of Things & “The Door”

Game of Thrones: The Truth of Things & “The Door”

As Game of Thrones has been propelled this season ahead of the works of its inspiration/source, we all knew that, at some point, revelations were going to come to long-standing questions book readers have had since A Game of Thrones was first published.  We were finally going to find the truth of certain things that […]

Arsenal’s Season Review Part II: The Season

Arsenal’s Season Review Part II: The Season

As promised, here’s the second part in what will hopefully be a four-part series discussing Arsenal’s 2016-17 season.  With the last kick of the match against Aston Villa closing the book on it, we can start to break it down and assess what went right, what went wrong and how to move forward.  I’ll try […]

Game of Thrones: Forgiveness & “Book of the Stranger”

Game of Thrones: Forgiveness & “Book of the Stranger”

We are all taught to “forgive and forget” when we are young.  It is a noble sentiment.  One borne from a desire to keep a civil society, but also because we are all, one day or another, the cause of someone’s pain.  If we all set about immediately recompensing that pain with violence or anger, […]