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Marvelette Missives – Classic Geek Filmdom

For geeks of a certain age (north of 35), there are certain movies that should be on the “of course I’ve seen it” list. I’m not talking the obvious ones that should be on all geek lists regardless of age, like the original Star Wars trilogy or Lord of the Rings. No, I mean the less mainstream, the ones only lovers of scifi/fantasy would love… the true classics.  More

Marvelette Missives – Kickin’ It Old School

I recently went to an old school comic con. If you’re lucky, you know what I’m talking about – a bunch of dealers crammed into a hall, maybe a couple of artists selling original sketches, but no celebrities or photo ops in sight. Sure, a few people showed up in costume (I think there was an actual costume contest at some point, though I didn’t stay for it), but it was primarily a crowd of comic book lovers looking for deals. I would say about 80% of the space was long boxes and most of what was on offer was golden, silver and bronze age issues with some current releases thrown in (especially ones with variant covers). More

Marvelette Missives – Find Your Tribe

As a geek, I have a lot of friends who are also geeks (amazingly, not ALL my friends are geeks). Sure, we have different fandoms and levels of devotion, but the overarching geekiness is what unites us. We understand each other not just because of the fandoms, but because we have dealt with being the fringe, the unpopular, the “nerds”. And we’ve survived without giving up what we love. More

Marvelette Missives – Year of the Geek Once More

Another new year is upon us, full of hope and promise and blah, blah, blah all the other sappy BS that everyone spouts for the first week of January until reality hits. Ok, I’m not really all that cynical, just not the warm and cuddly type. But honestly, there really is a lot to look forward to this year for geeks – movies, tv shows, comics, books… everything! More

Marvelette Missives – Red vs Green

Last week (on Christmas Day) the full trailer for Deadpool was released. As expected, there was a red band version and a green band version. Obviously, the red band was the one to watch. There are a lot of movies that do this for trailers now and there are a couple reasons for it. First, having a green band trailer means it can be shown on television and in theaters – we’ve all seen the green screen with “this trailer approved for this audience” language. Second, people can choose whether or not to have “strong language and violence” in the trailer they watch online. More

Marvelette Missives – The One About Deadpool

My favorite comic book character (can’t exactly say superhero) is Deadpool. For some reason, this seems to take many people by surprise (mostly male, mostly those who don’t know me very well). Admittedly, Deadpool is not a “girly” character, nor are the majority of his plotlines what would be considered female friendly (in other words, they’re usually violent as all get out). So why is he my favorite? More

Michael Bay-Produced Time Travel Flick Almanac Has A Future With Paramount

We’re going to pretend actual tragedies don’t exist, given the timing, and let’s act like nothing could be worse for time travel than Michael Bay producing a movie about it. Are we all non-realistically nauseated right now? We’ve talked about it before, and how it wants to be Back to the Future II, but not really. I mean, Michael Bay wants to make good movies, but not really. More

Just Kidding! Michael Bay Not Sorry for Armageddon After All

Call it a false alarm.

Michael Bay has taken to his website to blow up reports that the director offered up a very public and humbling mea culpa for his 1998 blockbuster, saying he was taken wayout of context and did no such thing. More

RebelForce Radio Coming Soon To A Holonet Near You!

As many know, The Forcecast is no more as we know it. Former Forcecast hosts Jimmy Mac and Jason Swank have started a new venture/podcast RebelForce Radio.  More

G4 to End Attack of the Show and X-Play

As G4 finalizes plans for a channel makeover in 2013, the young male-skewing network will conclude the runs of its two signature series, Attack of the Show and X-Play. Both long-running shows will wrap up production at the end of this year. More