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Bright

Now that everyone I know has weighed in with the same opinion, I’ll state my Unpopular Opinion of the year. No, you’re all wrong. ALL of you!   The hoi poloi and I are right.   Bright, the new urban … Continue reading

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The Changeling

I finished reading this novel over the weekend, and it is just a killer. Victor LaValle is one of my favorite discoveries of the last year. Everything I’ve read from him thus far has been brilliant. This book in particular … Continue reading

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

Went to see Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets today. Beautiful and visually opulent as expected? Check. Pretty white kids with a nice switchy rom-com dynamic? Check. Lots of crazy surreal aliens and starships and guns and tech … Continue reading

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Zootopia (2016)

  Watched Zootopia for the first time recently, assuming I was about to see a mildly amusing Disney cotton candy story about a plucky rabbit. Instead I find myself watching a Furry Noir narrative about a naive young cop from … Continue reading

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Baskin (2015)

I watched this extremely disturbing little horror film as part of my research for my horror panels at Norwescon this year. I had a panel on religious horror, and this was a rare opportunity to see a religious horror film … Continue reading

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It Follows (2014)

My usual Friday night werewolvery was canceled in May, so I stayed in one night to make myself a super fancy dinner and watch a horror movie on Netflix. “It Follows” was…okay. The monster was a disturbing symbol of shame, … Continue reading

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Kong: Skull Island (2017)

I’ve been watching kaiju movies lately, and Kong: Skull Island is my favorite of the current crop for 2017. ThisĀ flick was absolutely goddamn spectacular, and is now my favorite Kong movie. I love it so much that I’m not even … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016)

I’m not going to ruin this movie for you. I loathe spoilers in general, and I loathe spoilers of really good films in particular. I will simply say that this is the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It … Continue reading

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Your Black Friend

In the course of my reading for the Woke As Fuck Club this year, I’ve picked up a few titles that are not really in the wheelhouse of the club. Ben Passmore’s brief and poignant Your Black FriendĀ is a single-issue … Continue reading

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Ms Marvel: No Normal

I’ve been working this week on catch-up reading, piling through the works of G. Willow Wilson–in addition to a lot of her earlier works, I’m also having a look at her most popular series, Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan, the new … Continue reading

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