Working Through the (Back) Issues: Shang-Chi Origins

Shang-Chi fighting lions and one helmeted dude

Working Through the (Back) Issues: Shang-Chi Origins It’s 2021 and after two long years, the MCU is back!  Once the initial excitement wore off, it became real clear that the post-Endgame world of Phase 4 is setting up to be a different place.  After a decade plus of primarily focusing on Iron Man, Captain America…

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FLICKCHART’S GREATEST BATTLES

AVATAR VS. SPIDER-MAN 3 Nobody wins in this fight, let’s just make that clear.  This is more to determine which overly effects driven, poorly written film works better than the other.  First we have Avatar, the long awaited special effects bukkake that James Cameron spewed all over our faces in 2009.  Then we have a…

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FLICKCHART’S GREATEST BATTLES

OFFICE SPACE VS. AMERICAN HISTORY X                 Two formidable opponents for wildly different reasons, and for no earthly reason would there ever be a comparison of the two, except right here, right now. Office Space is an instant classic, arguably the funniest movie about the tedium of existence ever made. It is the story of…

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FUCK THAT CALF!

FUCK THAT CALF! In which we slay the things others hold dear.  XBOX 360 Let me preface this by saying that I have no issue with the few exclusive games on XBOX (more on that later).  I would love to play Halo 4, Gears of War, etc.  Unfortunately I won’t play these things for a…

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FUCK THAT CALF!

FUCK THAT CALF! In which we slay things others hold dear.  XBOX 360 Let me preface this by saying that I have no issue with the few exclusive games on XBOX (more on that later).  I would love to play Halo 4, Gears of War, etc.  Unfortunately I won’t play these things for a long…

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PopFilter vs. the Classics

POP FILTER VS. SLEEPER                 When I started watching Sleeper I suddenly realized that I had never actually sat through a Woody Allen film.  It’s probably the only major gap in my film knowledge so I was glad to finally get this out of the way.  While I’m glad I finally watched something of his…

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Hidden Gems: Top Ten Metal Albums of 2011

So, if you hadn’t guessed from reading my past articles and my contributions to our weekly music posts, I love metal. Unfortunately there aren’t many on this site that share this love and so our top picks for music this year will be mostly devoid of this wonderful genre. Well your lone true metal warrior…

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Hidden Gems: The Curious Happening About George Warrior

This being a notoriously busy weekend for everybody, I thought I’d give you something easily accessible and easily digestible for this installment.  So here, Hidden Gems presents its first webseries entry: The Curious Happenings About George Warrior.   What is it?: Just like the Shang Tsung’s army of possessed fighters, George Warrior is not controlling…

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Hidden Gems: Elves

Since this is my last article before Christmas I’m leaving you with some genuine Christmas cheer.  Enjoy. What is it?:  Elves is the delightful Christmas tale about a teenage girl who inadvertently allows an elf (singular) to rise from Hell or something.  This isn’t the delightful Will Ferrell type elf but a murderous demon troll…

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Hidden Gems: Sex Galaxy

What is it?:  Touted as the first “green” film, Sex Galaxy is a comedy that almost entirely consists of public domain footage.  The footage mostly comes from old B-movies and vintage erotica and it’s edited together to tell a cohesive story more or less.  The audio is all overdubbed as well to move the new…

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