June 2019

Her Silhouette Drawn in Water

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. Bee is a telepath in her own personal Hell. Locked into a […]

Her Silhouette Drawn in Water

Lab Raider Issue 1

Jeanette and Sarah are animal rights activists. They risk everything every time they go out on a direct action to destroy records, liberate animals and keep humanity’s worst instincts in check. There is a price for this work. It’s a price they’ve paid over and over. They’re about to pay it again. Matt Miner‘s storied

Lab Raider Issue 1

Brightburn

Directed by David Yarovesky and written by Brian and Mark Gunn, Brightburn is the story of Tori and Kyle Breyer, a mid-west couple desperate for a baby. One falls from the sky onto the outskirts of their farm and they decide never to tell the boy his true origin, and raise him as their own.

Brightburn

The Wandering Earth

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. There’s a moment in The Wandering Earth where one character is using his back-mounted

The Wandering Earth

Oblivity

Commander Falconer is the hero’s hero’s hero. A gifted combat veteran, with a really cool eye patch, Falconer is rewarded for her valor by being transferred to a research facility on Pluto. OR… She’s being punished. Falconer is by the book, driven, courageous and quietly worried she’s extremely broken. Her new staff include: Christy-Endlessly enthusiastic,

Oblivity

Knock Down The House

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. We watched this last night. This morning we watched Theresa May resign,

Knock Down The House

Counting to X: Apocalypse

It’s the 1980s and the world is ending. En Sabah Nur, an impossibly old mutant buried beneath his pyramid in Ancient Egypt and asleep for thousands of years is waking up. He views himself as the Mutant Messiah, the father of them all. Aided by his four horsemen he plans to remake the world as

Counting to X: Apocalypse

Counting to X: Days of Future Past

Matthew Vaughan’s original plan was that First Class would be the opening act in a three movie trilogy that would culminate in Days of Future Past. A legendary story that tied a possible dystopian future to the present, it’s regarded as one of the X-Men classics and for very good reason. it would have been

Counting to X: Days of Future Past

Counting to X: X-Men: First Class

The Last Stand was an abject mess, a failure in nearly every way. That was a bad thing for the movie, but ultimately a very good thing for the franchise. The Last Stand’s failure opened the way for something completely different to be tried. That in turn led to the creation of the other essential

Counting to X: X-Men: First Class

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