Irregular’s Intel – Going Down to the Crossroads

Back in 1986 there was a quiet movie that came and went and I don’t think that it really made a blip on most people’s radar, but the critics liked it and it stuck with me. That movie was Crossroads with Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz. It was, in my opinion, the ideal movie to show someone if they are beginning to get a taste for the blues and want to understand the culture that surrounds it. This was at a time when blues was kinda starting to seep its way into pop music. Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Jeff Healey and the Fabulous Thunderbirds were all on the Top 40 chart at or around this time, so the blues did have a familiar sound for people who thought that they were uninitiated.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – The Kingsman Returns

I am fresh from seeing Kingsman: The Golden Circle and I have to say… WOW! (This is non-spoilery, since some of you have not had the chance to see it yet.) Let’s start with the overall feel of the movie. It feels like an an old friend who has come home and the two of you pick up from when you last left town. Even with certain stories developing and the Statesman being lobbied in, it did not harm the plot one bit. As a matter of face, for a movie that clocks in over two hours long, it most certainly doesn’t feel it!  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – It’s Your Greatest Foe, Don’t Wanna Get Eaten By a Sharknado

If you watched any of the videos in this playlist or, better yet, have watched the full movies, you already know how amazingly bad the Sharknado franchise is at being good. Flying self-aware sharks, chainsaws hidden everywhere, more cameos than a VH1 “I Love the ‘90s” special,” and even more shark puns than you can fling a fin at.

So if it’s so bad, why is it so popular? Other than the above reasons, it’s popular because it doesn’t take itself seriously. Starting back in 2013, the first Sharknado premiered on Syfy, as Fin Shepard (Ian Ziering) and bartender Nova (Cassie Scerbo) fought through a tsunami in Los Angeles to save Shepard’s ex-wife April (Tara Reid) and daughter from an immense shark-filled tornado. In the end, after the destruction of Los Angeles and many people saved by the hand of Shepard, the only way to stop the tornado was by sending bombs into the center.  Continue reading

Gotham Gal West Coast – Harley and the Bats

DCU’s newest film, Batman and Harley Quinn, brings The Caped Crusader, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn together to find Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (aka The Floronic Man). The trio has a limited amount of time to find the couple, as they root out the secret to the bio-restorative compound, which will allow plants to retake the Earth.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – An Atomic Explosion

I saw Atomic Blonde over the weekend and I liked it (if you’ve seen the trailer, there was never any question I’d enjoy this one). The plot is not all that original (spies, double agents and double crossing), but the setting, characters and action make it a stand out. Let’s face it, some of the most intense scenarios in the spy world would have taken place during the Cold War. Atomic Blonde is set during one of the most tense periods in that war – the week the Berlin Wall fell… and the story unfolds in Berlin.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Before or After?

This week I finished The Coldest City by Antony Johnson. It is a graphic novel that takes place about 2 days before the Berlin Wall comes down in November of 1989. The movie Atomic Blonde is based on this book. But before picking it up I faced a dilemma: do I read it before I see the movie or after?  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – All the Things

Unless you live under a rock (or were vacationing there for the weekend), you know that Comic-Con International (aka San Diego Comic-Con aka SDCC) took place last weekend. It stopped being a true comic convention years ago and is now a pop culture and media convention. Of course, a lot of today’s pop culture is based on comicbook properties, so there’s a full circle thing going on anyway. The fact remains: SDCC is the grand-daddy of comic cons and it’s now where Hollywood lets loose with the vast majority of announcements and surprises for the year in pop culture to come.  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 112 – Web-Slingers & Hot Aunts

Another summer blockbuster opened last weekend, so we’ve got your spoiler-filled review. Yes, another Spider-Man movie is out… is it worth seeing? Is it an improvement on the past ones? Is Holland a better web-slinger than Maguire or Garfield? We talk about all of that and more! Plus there were a few new Comic-Con panel and appearance announcements, Disney’s big con is coming up this weekend and, unfortunately, there were a couple of losses over the past week that we want to mention. Listen now!   Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Friendly Neighborhood Sidekick

If you’ve ever wondered about the importance of sidekicks, watch Spider-Man: Homecoming. Spidey has never had what would be traditionally considered a sidekick, but he has always had a close friend or two who basically take that role. In Homecoming, that’s his buddy Ned, who is pretty much just as unpopular a teenager as Peter Parker – so, obviously, they’re a great fit. But he’s not simply there to keep Peter company or provide comic relief.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Literally See the Truth in Mindhorn

Have you ever considered what life was like for stars of major TV shows who were never hired after the show finished? What would Lee Majors have done if he wasn’t a big star after the Six-Million Dollar Man? If he had focused his entire acting career on one role and couldn’t act in anything else? His life would probably have been just like Richard Thorncroft, the man made famous for playing Mindhorn, the detective who can use his bionic eye to literally see if people are telling the truth.  Continue reading