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Gotham Gal West Coast – How an Action Movie Taught Me the Value of Community

It’s been a full week since I’ve seen Black Panther for the first time, and I still cannot get it out of my head. While we’ve heard about the movie and the amazing female characters within it, there’s another important aspect of the film—Community. Black Panther takes community to a different level than any Marvel Cinematic Universe film before it; audiences can only hope that this undercurrent continues in future films.  Continue reading Gotham Gal West Coast – How an Action Movie Taught Me the Value of Community

She Geek Critique – Wakanda’s Warrior Women

If you’re like the majority of the movie going public, you saw Black Panther this past weekend (it is one of the highest grossing opening weekends ever, after all). And sure, I could do a review of it, but that’s what everyone else is doing – plus, you already know it’s a fantastic movie. What I want to talk about is female representation in the film and what Marvel has done right, where so many other movies have failed. (Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie, there aren’t any plot spoilers.)  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Wakanda’s Warrior Women

Irregular’s Intel – A Momentous Occasion

A week from now I will have seen the Thursday night premier of Marvel’s Black Panther and I will probably be filled with excitement, hype and all the feels. Now this is different for me than the thrill I felt from Marvel’s Captain America: Winter Soldier or Rogue One. Why, you may ask? Because this is the first time that a major movie company has produced a super hero movie featuring a black super hero and a predominately black cast. You guys know me and know that I rarely, if ever, discuss race. But what is coming is HUGE! And the fact that 47 year old me is here to witness it… well, it’s the stuff blogs are made of!  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – A Momentous Occasion

Irregular’s Intel – Obscure Fandoms

Earlier this week, I was researching something and it led me to something else, which led me to something else, which made me ask, “is there a t-shirt for that thing?” which there was, of course. Now, mind you, said thing is an obscure character who most people would have forgotten even existed, unless you were a fan of a certain show. Now, on the same day, I asked my loving wife, if she was on a mission to purchase t-shirts would she purchase the one I had found as well as an even more obscure reference to something in a major fandom. We all do it… there are certain things we geek out about that most people who share the same fandom will ask ”what?” and there’s nothing wrong with that.  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Obscure Fandoms

She Geek Critique – Spinning Around

If you’re a fan of Supernatural, you know that the much anticipated spinoff Wayward Sisters is on its way. And last week, they gave viewers a “back door” pilot episode focusing on the female hunters saving Sam and Dean. It was a good episode and did a great job of introducing the spinoff. It got me thinking about spinoffs in general and what works when sending them off on their own.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Spinning Around