Leslie Jones is Under Attack – And it’s NOT Okay.

Militant Ginger
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I’m Echoba.se’ resident asshole – the guy who defends #Gamergate, lambasts recasting white roles with black actors, and generally plays Devil’s Advocate in the face of all this politically correct shit going on these days. And yet despite all that, I am sickened and disgusted today, by the next phase in the onslaught of hate […]

Google Has No Idea What It’s Doing Anymore…

Tim Makoid
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If you’re new to Echo Base you may not know this but we have a strict policy of NEVER using pop up ads, pop up questions, or auto playing videos. We strongly oppose these processes because we feel they are directly responsible for the decline in quality content on the web, and the use of ad […]

The Philosophical Questions Posed by No Man’s Sky

Militant Ginger
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Although a lot of early players were disappointed in Hello Game’s No Man’s Sky, it’s still a stunning feat of creativity. Using procedural generation, co-founder Sean Murray and his team have created a virtual universe of 18 quintillion potential planets; literally an entire reality squeezed onto 6GB of disc space. And that poses some interesting […]

James Martin to Replace Chris Evans on Top Gear?

Militant Ginger
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We broke the news recently that cut-rate Clarkson replacement Chris Evans was being canned from the rebooted BBC Top Gear show, after dire reaction from fans of the series. Now rumours are swirling that celebrity chef James Martin is lined up to replace him. Most Americans won’t be familiar with Martin, but he’s well known […]

Five Times Colorblind Casting Worked Well

Militant Ginger
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My recent post on Hollywood’s continued diversity problem, and the casting of Zendaya as Mary Jane in the new Spider-man movie, have been pretty contentious. And while I stand by what I wrote, Doug and other members of the team pointed out that there have been occasions in which looking beyond skin color when casting comic book […]

Was this the worst summer for movies EVER?

Militant Ginger
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This weekend had the distinction of seeing the remake of Ben Hur crash and burn in the box office – like many other hopeful ‘tentpole’ movies before it this year. Ghostbusters? It went down like the Pokemon Go servers. X-Men: Apocolypse? A distinctive meh. Independence Day? Let’s just say it didn’t blow up the box office.  Even […]

So what’s going on with Super Troopers 2?

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Back in October of last year, we broke the news that Super Troopers 2 – possibly the greatest movie of all time [citation needed] was beginning filming near Boston. And since then… nothing. So what’s happening with Vermont’s finest boys in blue (well, khaki)? Those of you who donated to their Kickstarter campaign for financing […]

Otakon 2016: In Pictures

Wiizzy Wiig
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Otakon 2016 has come and gone. Otakon finished up it’s final run at Baltimore’s Convention Center, after 17 years, and what a great run it was. Otakon will be moving down the road on I-95 to Washington D.C. next year in the hopes of better facilitating a growing fan base. The overall sentiment, however, from the people […]