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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies: Episode 4

A New Mope These ten movies start off with a sulking unkillable hero and ends with a sulking unkillable hero. I get it; I really do. From a narrative perspective, characters with great powers must face equally great challenges otherwise there’s no drama. The problem is that, while the comic books these characters sprang from answered the problem by imposing
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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies: Episode 3

Diamonds in the Rough The third stop on our trip through super-hero memory lane features mutants, vigilantes, the living and the dead…ish. Let’s get started! 70. X-Men: The Last Stand Angel was my favorite of the original X-Men, so you can guess how I feel about his portrayal here. It stinks. Sadly, it never gets any better, but that is
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Ranking the Super-Hero Movies, Bottom to Top: 80-71

Part 2 of our multi-day trip through the land of super-heroes, alter-egos, and sidekicks.

Ranking the Super-Hero Movies, Bottom to Top: 95-81

Take a trip with me through 95 of the best superhero movies ever made. Of course, since there’s 95 on the list, “best” is a relative term!

Tech Review: VR Games

Reviewing four VR games on the Vive, including Beat Saber, Audioshield, The Lab, and Drunk or Dead.

Tech Review: HTC Vive

The HTC Vive offers one of the best Virtual Reality experiences out there, but it does not come cheap. Or without growing pains.

Color My Finger Blue! I Voted for the Hugo!

I have voted for the Hugos for the first time in my life. For those of my friends who aren’t geeks, the Hugo is a fan voted award (think ‘People’s Choice Award’) given to the best works in science fiction and fantasy for the year. Given that the works are nominated and voted on by any fan willing to cough
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The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker

Picture a boxer standing in a gym, getting ready to work out. Not a lumbering heavyweight or a junior mosquito weight, but a middle weight or cruiser weight, between 160 and 200lbs. Muscular, massive, no extra fat, and every muscle developed for purpose, not show. Standing still, he radiates power, purpose and focus. The bell sounds and he explodes into
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The Mother Anthony: Quenching my Thirst

More years ago than I really care to think about, I was a sophomore in high school. I, along with the rest of my classmates, was tasked by Mr. Heiser, my English teacher, with writing an original tall tale, similar to American whoppers involving larger than life heroes like Mike Fink, Paul Bunyan, or Johnny Appleseed. I had never tried
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