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Vacant Expressions 55: Shane Black, Inside Star Trek, and Ranking Superhero Movies

Jon and Wes talk about their love of Shane Black movies including the Lethal Weapon series, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and his upcoming new movie The Predator. Wes also shares some gossip on the new Star Trek shows, and then they for some reason talk about their favorite superhero movie of the new century.

Vacant Expressions 53: Review of Infinity War

Wes and Jon review Infinity War (spoilers) and go over our favorites throughout the Marvel Universe as well as talk about its future. They also go on a couple tangents about X-Men movies, favorite superheroes, how they were never into comic books, and their love of Shane Black movies.  

What if the US Adopted the Prime Directive?

– By J.W. Fox – “No starship may interfere with the normal development of any alien life or society.“ -Starfleet General Order 1 Star Trek portrays a utopian future where humanity has overcome many of the flaws in its nature to become an advanced, enlightened, peaceful, and prosperous civilization. Our rise takes place before the […]

Infinity War Lives Up to Hype; Likely to Break Records

– By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW It took over two weeks to digest everything I saw in Avengers: Infinity War, the only movie with more hype than the next Star Wars movie. Nearly every Marvel character is featured in this triumphant, awesome, epic, funny, heartbreaking first part of a two parter. To put […]

Spielberg’s Movie is a Noble Attempt But Nothing Will Ever Compare to the Novel

– By J.W. Fox – It is an old but true cliché: the book is always better than the movie. When I read Ready Play One, I knew it could make a great movie but Hollywood would never be able to make it. The licenses alone would keep it tied up, or force them to […]

Pacific Rim Tries to Make War Fun But Only Makes it Senseless and Nonsensical

– By J.W. Fox – Pacific Rim Uprising delivers exactly what you expect. Giant robots, fat kaiju with glowing blue blood, massive explosions, urban destruction, laughable science, flimsy plot, and one-dimensional characters. It is an opportunity to turn your brain off for a couple hours and watch senseless mayhem. The writers and producers tried their […]

The Moon and the Other by John Kessel

– By J.W. Fox –   John Kessel’s The Moon and the Other is very much a work of social science fiction, with all the pros and cons that go with that label. At times it is reminiscent of Heinlein, with characters having influential roles in Lunar politics, giving speeches, and lecturing one another on […]