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 […]

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.  

Death Note Disappoints with Flawed Script and Weak Performances

– By J.W. Fox – There have definitely been struggles converting Japanese manga into American movies. Ghost in the Shell flopped due to a number of flaws and the whitewash controversy. Replacing Japanese characters with Caucasian ones just doesn’t sit well with progressive critics. Death Note attempted to do the same and ran into the […]

Thoughtcrime 035: Motley Crews

  An episode celebrating the success of pirates, smugglers, mercenaries, and other criminal crews in winning over millions of fans. Notable motley crews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly, Dark Matter, Star Wars: Rebels, and many many more. Springhole Tips for Writing En Semble Casts – http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-ensemble-casts.htm

Thoughtcrime 031: Sequels and Prequels and Reboots Oh My!

I go solo on the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime to discuss sequels, prequels, reboots and why we will see less of them in the years ahead. Also, a quick review of the bomb of the year, Independence Day: Resurgence. I cover some possible changes to Thoughtcrime after a short summer break.

Thoughtcrime 030: Social Commentary in Science Fiction

Jon and I discuss the prevalence of social commentary and political themes in science fiction and whether it helps or hurts the genre. Movies, TV, and even a few books are covered…

Thoughtcrime 029: X-Men Apocalypse and Coming Soon

I go solo to review X-Men: Apocalypse and also discuss the sci-fi movies coming later this year. I’m not optimistic, but there are some interesting TV shows in the pipeline. Could be an entertaining fall…

X-Men: Apocalypse

– Paulie Spiceflow – The mutant franchise went for the grand slam with X-Men: Apocalypse. An all-star cast, massive budget, huge climactic battle, a few Easter eggs, and a ton of fan service. The sensory overload impressed in many scenes but could not distract from what is otherwise a mediocre movie. The movie interested me […]