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Blast from the Past Movie Review: An American Tail (1986)

My friend Jamie, a noted animation buff and a major fan of Don Bluth, was back in Atlanta for Christmas and so Nick decided to host a very special episode of Myopia: Defend Your Childhood just for him. Jamie decided to defend An American Tail, which I first saw on a rented video (yes, an

Movie Review: X-Men Apocalypse (2016)

Last night I saw X-Men Apocalypse with my Myopia Defend Your Childhood crew, the same night the podcast on the 2000 film premiered. The Plot In 3600 BC, the mutant En Sabah Nur (Oscar Isaac) is undergoing a transfer of consciousness from one body to another. Unfortunately for him, there’s a rebellion against the “false

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

I’ve historically not been interested in the Tarzan mythology, even though I remember getting a kid version of Tarzan of the Apes at the elementary-school book fair long ago. However, I saw the trailers for the jungle-history-adventure film The Legend of Tarzan and they looked really cool, so I decided to go see it. How was it?

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

The other day I saw with my girlfriend, mom, and little cousins Illumination Entertainment’s new animated film The Secret Life of Pets. Although this type of movie usually isn’t my thing, the metal-head poodle from the trailer is what sold me on the film. So here’s the review… The Plot Max (Louis C.K.) is a

How I Would Have Done INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE (2016)

I went to see the science fiction movie Independence Day: Resurgence with my buddies from the podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood the other night. You can see my review here. You can see my review of the prequel novel Independence Day: Crucible here. Sufficient to say, there was a lot of wasted potential, so much so that I decided

Movie Review: Independence Day Resurgence (2016)

The other night I gathered with the Myopia: Defend YourChildhood crew to go see Independence Day: Resurgence, sequel to the 1996 science fiction blockbuster Independence Day. I went in with high hopes, since I really liked how they made “The War of 1996” full-blown alternate history and depicted a world where humanity has used captured

Movie Review: FREE STATE OF JONES (2016)

This afternoon I rode up to the old homestead in East Cobb to see the Matthew McConaughey historical movie The Free State of Jones, based on the book Free State of Jones, with my friend Nick. It hadn’t been long since I’d learned the Confederate secession was lacking in democratic legitimacy (if you combined the white

How I Would Have Done STAR TREK BEYOND (Spoilers)

Last night I saw the science fiction action film Star Trek Beyond with a friend. It’s really too late at this point for a movie review, but I did find the big plot twist at the end kind of annoying. The whole “Federation military man who can’t handle peace” plot has been done already with Admiral Marcus

The Geekly Oddcast On Reboots, Cartoon or Otherwise

In case you haven’t heard, I’m in the new The Geekly Oddcast podcast with my friends Thomas, Nick, Daniel, and some other people I don’t know as well. The second episode, which covers cartoon reboots, is the first episode I’m actually in. Here you go! Most of the programs we discuss on the podcast are

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell (2016)

I first became interested in the Hellraiser horror franchise when I was in middle or high school, although I lost interest for a long time. Over the last few months my interest has been rekindled–I watched the original Hellraiser for the first time and read the novel that inspired it, The Hellbound Heart. At some