Awesome Cheese: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

As I wrote in last month’s Awesome Cheese, comic book films expanded in major ways in the last decade. However, it wasn’t just The Losers that missed a step sometimes; even established franchises go down the wrong path. Such is the case for X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Initially envisioned as the first in a new line …

REVIEW: Missing Link (2019)

I love animation. Some people prefer hand-drawn animation, some studios believe the general audience prefers CG animation, and to others still, it’s all just “cartoons.” Regardless, animation is a passion of mine and has produced some of my favorite films. Stop-motion animation is under-utilized and under-appreciated, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is likely the only …

75th Golden Globes Predictions

Hello Geeks + Gamers! Welcome to our official Awards Season coverage, where we take a close look at all the major award shows and try to predict the winners. Tonight kicks things off with the 75th Golden Globe Awards, which airs at 8:00 PM EST, and hosted by Seth Meyers. The Golden Globes are voted …

Logan vs. the DCEU

“Someone will come along.” “Someone has come along.” After a stellar marketing campaign and the promise of seeing the final appearance of a now legendary actor/character pairing, Logan is finally out in theaters. I saw it opening night (and thank god I did, or I’d have had lots of surprises spoiled just by looking at …

Give and Take in Superhero Cinema

The other day I was talking to a friend and he brought up the idea that there’s no such thing as a perfect movie, arguing that the best films have flaws that enhance them rather than sully them. In principle, I disagree with this (a Hitchens quote comes to mind: “It’s only true if you …