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.

Handmaid’s Tale A Triumph

– J.W. Fox – One of the darkest dystopian shows ever made won 8 Primetime Emmy Awards. Perhaps that says something about the country’s mood. The Handmaid’s Tale dominated that night, winning Outstanding Drama Series among other major awards. Based on the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a near future society […]

Ridley Scott’s Efforts to Resurrect Alien Franchise Fails Yet Again with Covenant

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Many Alien fans walked into the theaters this weekend with high hopes. The newest installment, directed by Ridley Scott, promised to learn from the mistakes of Prometheus and put out a film worthy of the groundbreaking original. Critics generally gave it positive reviews before it premiered. From the trailers and […]

The Water Knife by Paolo Baciagalupi

– By Jacob Foxx – Many of us purists prefer post-apocalyptic stories the portray realistic nightmare scenarios, sparing no details when it comes to the harsh conditions we may encounter in our future. Paolo Bacigalupi is one of the best examples of a purist post-apocalyptic author. In The Water Knife, Bacigalulpi delivers another post-apocalyptic thriller […]