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Movie Review: Clara

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Every so often it is good to give an indie, low-profile science fiction movie a watch. Of course, there is risk. They can be bad. Really bad. There are dozens that come from the Sharknado tradition, something which is called sci-fi only because these movies used to […]

Review: Black Mirror Season 5

– by J.W. Fox – One of the most innovative science fiction shows gave us three new episodes this summer. Thought-provoking, well-written, well-cast, and creating brand new fears of technology, Black Mirror occupies a mostly vacant hard science fiction space on TV despite the massive glut in new programming coming from streaming services. But I’m […]

Vacant Expressions 73: Stumbling out of the Gate

Jon and Wes talk of the failure that is X-Men: Dark Phoenix, following up on their whiskey fueled rant from the previous episode. There are spoilers for Dark Phoenix even though Jon hasn’t seen it, and might not ever. They move on to Godzilla King of Monsters, with a brief review that is spoiler free. […]

Vacant Expressions 72: Whiskey Fueled Rant on Everything Wrong with X-Men Movie Franchise

As promised, we bitterly bitch about all the flaws of the X-Men movies and the franchise as a whole over a few glasses of whiskey. All the star power and production budget is squandered and shitty writing, and a few cases of tone-deaf writing. We wonder what could have been had it been done right…

Vacant Expressions 71: Avengers Endgame Review

SPOILER ALERT!!! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED Wes and Jon review Avengers Endgame. Spoilers from the very start, so if you haven’t seen it, don’t even press play. Go see it. Movie is destined to break all Box Office records and is final chapter in the most epic cinematic saga in Hollywood history.

Vacant Expressions 70: Event Horizon Picture, Star Wars Trailer, and Heavy Breathing

We discuss the big reveal from the Event Horizon Project, but it isn’t the black hole at the center of our galaxy. It’s some piece of shit named M87 some place far away. We talk space travel and the best space show right now The Expanse. Then the Star Wars trailer released this week, a […]

Vacant Expressions 69: Event Horizon Project and More

Jon and Wes start with a random discussion on whether they should avoid trailers before a movie or analyze them closely for clues like so many. Then they move on to the big science news, the Event Horizon Project about to release the first images of a black hole ever!!!! If only Stephen Hawking had […]

Vacant Expressions 67: Love, Death and Robots

Netflix released a new anthology of animated science fiction and fantasy shorts called Love, Death, and Robots. Wes and Jon got a chance to watch all 18 of them and are eager to talk about their favorites, and the not-so-favorites. WARNING: Spoilers for most Episodes.

Vacant Expressions 64: The Church of Nerddom Needs a Reformation

There is a dark and ugly part of nerd-dom in desperate need of a reformation. Wes tries to convince Jon that the toxic, intolerant group behind all the trolling, gamergate, Comicon harassment, and internet anger has a lot in common with the Catholic Church just before the Reformation. Their undeserved sense of authority and obsession […]