Meet The New Bad Guy In ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’ – The Terrible Tinkerer

Christopher Peruzzi
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It’s Spider-man versus “Mister Fix-it” Marvel just announced the casting of its second villain appearing in the 2017 Spider-man reboot, Spider-man: Homecoming.  Playing against Michael Keaton’s Vulture, Spider-man (Tom Holland) will need to also match wits against techno-villain-wizard Phineas Mason aka, The Tinkerer. Or as Stan Lee would call him “The Terrible Tinkerer”. Michael Chernus […]

Ocean’s .73 Cents to the Dollar

Militant Ginger
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So, Hollywood is hitting hard with their ‘winning’ formula of female-led reboots, and creating Ocean’s Eight – a crime-heist thriller featuring an all-female lead cast, rebooting the classic Ocean’s Eleven franchise. Now, Ocean’s Eleven – the original, Frank Sintra version – is one of my favorite movies of all time. A lot of people say […]

The Dark Tower Movie Finally Makes Sense [MASSIVE SPOILERS]

Militant Ginger
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The Dark Tower novels are hugely important to me. I love Steven King as an author, but the adventures of fictional gunslinger Roland Deschain and his ‘ka-tet’ of friends hold an especially deep and meaningful place in my heart. That’s why early news about The Dark Tower movie being filmed in South Africa right now filled […]

A Guide to Working with Artists

Phil Buck
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Sooooooo, you’ve got a great idea. You want to make the next big smartphone app, or a jingle for your small business, or like me, a comic book. You’ve got all the best-laid plans… But then you remember… “Oh yeah! I have no practice or discipline whatsoever in [insert required skill set here].” Sure, you might […]

The Problems with Owning DC Super-Pets

Christopher Peruzzi
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No One is closer to You than Your Shape Changing Proto-Life Sidekick Alien Pet Sometime during the silver age of comics, around 1962, comic book writers thought it would be a “laugh riot” to give superheroes pets. After all, if people couldn’t crank up the yuck-machine after a monkey caused mass chaos in a housewife’s kitchen, then […]

Two Nights Of Garbage

ModCon02
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The band Garbage is celebrating 21 years of angst-driven Art-Rock with a cracking new record and a world tour. ModCon02 happened to catch two of their shows 3 days apart. His report follows. July 27th – What The Hell Am I Doing In Sayreville, New Jersey? Despite a broken wrist and a non-functioning tail light- […]

And I Want to Ride Air New Zealand Even MORE Now!

Maddie Ferguson
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Have you always wanted to go to New Zealand? Of course you have, the adorable native animals, that lovely accent c’mon it’s a place of dreams! Anywho, when thinking of traveling to New Zealand you have to think of the airline Air New Zealand. AIRNZ has become known for putting out hilarious safety videos, no […]

The Great Wall and the New Age of Blockbuster Movies!

Doug L.
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For a long time now Hollywood has been courting the global film market in a way we have never seen. From the input of foreign money into backing U.S. Studios and film projects to the opening of films across the globe BEFORE the U.S. has a chance to see it, things are changing and changing […]

In Memoriam: Jerry Doyle

Jason Bennion
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[This piece originally appeared in a slightly different form on Simple Tricks and Nonsense.]   Back in the mid-90s, just after I finished with college and was still struggling with the question of what I was supposed to do with my life, I spent a lot more time watching syndicated TV than I probably should […]