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

Irregular’s Intel – Street Cred

I am fresh from seeing Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming and, wow, what a movie! Honestly, I think that it is the best Spider-Man movie that I have seen! But, that’s not what I’m writing about. There’s a point in the movie where Peter is going on  about how he wants to handle the “big stuff” and he wants to be an Avenger. Stark asks him why can’t he just be a “friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man”? It is kinda treated as a “stay in your lane, kid” kind of moment. But, as I was talking things out with Miss Dawn, she brought up an interesting point: Is that really such a bad thing?

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Best Geeky Finds – … Or Bruce (A Look at My Name is Bruce)

So last week I watched all 3 Evil Dead movies, as well as both seasons of Ash vs. The Evil Dead. They were brilliant, but I felt like the quadruple feature just wasn’t enough. How about a quintuple feature? It seems like Bruce Campbell has starred in everything – Burn Notice, Cars, even The Librarians. But who is Bruce Campbell?  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 110 – Summertime, Movie Time

It’s time for the Meeplecast again, recorded live at The Malted Meeple in Hudson, Ohio. This time we’re talking coming attractions for the next few months, from the obvious summer blockbusters to the questionable releases. Plus we have updates on a few fandom projects in the works, chat about the change in directors for Han Solo and wrap things up with some recommended tv viewing. Listen now!    Continue reading