Like many of our readers, I saw Doctor Strange last week, and really enjoyed it for a number of reasons. Most of them have to do with the fact that Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is very different, as a superhero protagonist, from what we’ve seen in previous Marvel movies (although to be honest, I really […]
Marvel has served up pretty consistently good superhero movies in the last bunch of years (we don’t talk about Iron Man 3) and in fact has even delivered a few pleasant surprises (Antman, for example). Dr. Strange is an absolutely solid entry in the Marvel universe: it’s fast-paced, funny, visually cool, and the acting and […]
As 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, it seems appropriate for there to be a documentary on Leonard Nimoy since he played the very first character of the innovative, and thought provoking franchise that we know and love today. Spock was there even before Captain James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise. He […]
This year’s Emmys had some big wins for sci-fi and fantasy. This is monumental because it shows that these genres are now being taken seriously, and no longer perceived as substandard. For so long, they have been viewed as fluff genres, lacking of any substance, when in truth, sci-fi and fantasy are often used to […]
Earlier this month, Target released the above ad, for Star Wars action figures and toys, which prominently features girls. Early in the ad, one young girl says in a voice over, “Watching Princess Leia take charge, I thought, girls can do that.” While the ad’s reception was mostly positive, there were some who claimed that […]
There have been talks about a remake of The Neverending Story, but nothing has transpired so far. In a time when Hollywood is remaking just about everything, you’d think something would have materialized by now. There are so many older shows and movies being remade these days that it could make your head spin, however, […]
We reviewed Suicide Squad. We thought it had its issues, but overall, it was a fun movie.
There have been a lot of interesting stories about women in comics and fandom this week. Like this one about little girls dressing up as Rey at Comic Con, and how important that is. Or this one about how sales of Ghostbusters toys are exceeding expectations. To me, the week’s most exciting news is that […]
Since the Ghostbusters reboot was first announced, it has received a lot of harsh and undeserved criticism. Back in March 2016, the trailer became the most disliked trailer in youtube’s history. I felt it was a pretty decent trailer, but even if others didn’t, the response from haters seemed excessively – well – hateful. I’m […]
In this episode of the She-Fi podcast, we review X-Men Apocalypse. This movie really brought out the relationship dynamics between the characters, revealing their strengths and flaws. They portray the characters as a family that’s much stronger when they work together to take on the issues and enemies that antagonize them.