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 57: Nerd News, Picard, Venom, and More

We talk free education and other public goods and services that could benefit humanity. Then we shift gears to news on a World War Z sequel, A new Star Trek show starring the legendary Patrick Stewart, the state of the Star Trek franchise, a quick review of Venom, and the upcoming X-Men movies. 200 Universities […]

Thoughtcrime 022: The War Against the Machines Part 2

  On Part 2 of our discussion of the war against the machines, Jon and I cover the more common fears of AI, namely revolution and subjugation at the hands of our robot overlords. We discuss movies like Terminator, The Matrix, as well as Ex Machina, I, Robot, and many others. There is also discussion […]