Category: Columns

Outside the Longbox - Turbo Kid

Outside the Longbox – Turbo Kid

This charmingly bizarre sci-fi action comedy from Canada and New Zealand gleefully hearkens back to the age of Eighties low-budget genre filmmaking.

Wrestling School: The New (Old) Style of Wrestling

Wrestling School: The New (Old) Style of Wrestling

In today’s independent wrestling a new (?) style has emerged that has captured fans’ attention. We look back at where the trend started.

Outside the Longbox - The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

Outside the Longbox – The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?

This intriguing documentary from last year speculates on the kind of Superman movie we could have gotten in the late Nineties if Tim Burton had his way.

In Defense Of...Star Wars "Anthology" Films

In Defense Of…Star Wars “Anthology” Films

Some are already complaining that Disney’s plans to release a series of one-off STAR WARS films in the years to come may dilute the franchise, but if done right, they may actually enhance it.

Future Tense: The Comic / Super Hero Films of 2016

Future Tense: The Comic / Super Hero Films of 2016

This year looks to be the peak of the comic book movie, with a new superhero-themed flick coming out nearly every month. Which ones are this writer looking forward to the most? Click the link to find out.

Riddle Me This! What Is Rey's True Identity?

Riddle Me This! What Is Rey’s True Identity?

THE FORCE AWAKENS left us with several unanswered questions about many new characters, the most prominent one revolving around the main heroine. Spoilers abound, so fair warning to those who have somehow not yet seen the film.

Maybe Netflix’s Iron Fist SHOULD Be a White Dude

Maybe Netflix’s Iron Fist SHOULD Be a White Dude

Go with us on this one. What if maybe… Just MAYBE a white guy is the more interesting choice this time? Yes, yes. We’re surprised, too, but this time it just might be true.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Reasons To Be Optimistic For THE FORCE AWAKENS

PoP! Top 6-Pack: Reasons To Be Optimistic For THE FORCE AWAKENS

Everyone is looking forward to the seventh STAR WARS film, but some are understandably guarded due to the low quality of the Prequels. Here are six reasons why we probably shouldn’t worry.

Could JESSICA JONES and SUPERGIRL Spark a Female Superhero Renaissance?

Could JESSICA JONES and SUPERGIRL Spark a Female Superhero Renaissance?

Female Superheroes are hotter than ever before on the small screen. Could their success mean that Hollywood will finally stop being scared of giving them their own movies?

Riddle Me This: How Do You Rate Wrestling Matches?

Riddle Me This: How Do You Rate Wrestling Matches?

We’re coming to the end of the year and that means that the best of lists are on their way. Today we’re looking at a recent big match between Tenryu and Okada and we’re asking how you rate the matches you watch.

Better Late Than Never - THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Volume 1: The Faust Act

Better Late Than Never – THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Volume 1: The Faust Act

The first volume of Keiron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s epic yarn about young pop star gods and goddesses more than lives up to all the praise it has received from critics and readers alike.

Riddle Me This! Who Is Your Favorite Bond?

Riddle Me This! Who Is Your Favorite Bond?

In honor of the premiere of SPECTRE, it’s time to ask our readers which actor best portrayed Ian Fleming’s iconic martini-swilling, womanizing British secret agent on screen.

In Defense Of...TOMORROWLAND

In Defense Of…TOMORROWLAND

Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof’s plea for more optimistic sci-fi is a far better film than the reviews and box office receipts would have you believe.

Make It So! A Batman '66 Revival

Make It So! A Batman ’66 Revival

The campy and iconic TV incarnation of the Dynamic Duo is more popular than it has been in decades, so perhaps the time has come to revamp it with an all-star comedic cast.

What's the Worst Marvel Event?

What’s the Worst Marvel Event?

With plenty of options to choose from, which of The House of Ideas’ hollow ideas rings the most hollow for you?

Outside The Longbox - FX'S FARGO, Season One

Outside The Longbox – FX’S FARGO, Season One

This ten-episode “true crime” series based loosely on the Oscar-winning film from the Coen Brothers is one of the all-around best TV shows of last year and is currently streaming on Hulu.

Better Late Than Never - MIRACLEMAN Book One: A Dream of Flying

Better Late Than Never – MIRACLEMAN Book One: A Dream of Flying

Alan Moore’s iconic and groundbreaking superhero series is finally back in print thanks to Marvel. Does it live up to all the years of hype?

The 6 Best Episodes of “Invader Zim”

The 6 Best Episodes of “Invader Zim”

It’s been well over a decade since we’ve gotten new “Invader Zim,” but the drought is over thanks to the good people at Oni. Let’s take a look at the best of the original run.

Outside the Longbox- Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Demo

Outside the Longbox- Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Demo

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is coming to the 3DS this October, but you can play the demo right now. We’ve got the lowdown on the game and tell you if it’s worth your time.

Outside The Longbox - The Return of BLOOM COUNTY

Outside The Longbox – The Return of BLOOM COUNTY

Berkeley Breathed’s classic strip has returned as a daily webcomic, and its patented mix of political commentary and anarchic lunacy is just as potent as ever.

10 Things We Learned from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

10 Things We Learned from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s giant tournament, the G1 Climax, is over and now it’s time to reflect on all the action. We look at what New Japan did right, what they did wrong, what’s coming in the future, and #BIGMIKE.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Movies of 2015...So Far

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Movies of 2015…So Far

From big-budget crowd pleasers to indie comedies, here are the six films that have impressed this writer the most so far this year.

6 Comic Book Characters Who Came From TV

6 Comic Book Characters Who Came From TV

For nearly as long as there have been comics, there have been comic adaptations. Every so often the streams cross and characters make the leap from small screen to the printed page.

Outside The Longbox - Netflix's SENSE8

Outside The Longbox – Netflix’s SENSE8

Netflix’s newest original series from the creators of BABYLON 5 and THE MATRIX doesn’t tread much new ground but stands out as one of the most progressively-minded shows currently on TV.

The Must See Matches from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

The Must See Matches from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

The 2015 G1 Climax starts on July 20th and ends on August 8. With 91 matches total, that’s a lot of wrestling to watch, but Kelly Harrass is here to tell you which matches you can’t miss.

Riddle Me This! What Was Your Favorite Announcement from Comic-Con 2015?

Riddle Me This! What Was Your Favorite Announcement from Comic-Con 2015?

Another Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving a plethora of upcoming releases in all forms of geek-centric media for us to anticipate. Which upcoming release announced at the Con are you most looking forward to?

Riddle Me This! A Theory Regarding Secret Wars

Riddle Me This! A Theory Regarding Secret Wars

There’s something familiar about Battleworld’s giant wall, the Shield. Something a little grim…

Holy Crap, Remember...INNERSPACE?

Holy Crap, Remember…INNERSPACE?

One of the great Joe Dante’s most underrated films is finally coming to Blu-Ray. Does it hold up nearly thirty years later?

Is Jon Bernthal The Onscreen Punisher We've Been Waiting For?

Is Jon Bernthal The Onscreen Punisher We’ve Been Waiting For?

Next year, the Punisher will join the cast of Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, played by fan favorite Jon Bernthal. Here are just a few reasons why this particular Punisher may be the best live-action representation of the character yet.

Better Late Than Never - THE FADE OUT, Volume 1

Better Late Than Never – THE FADE OUT, Volume 1

It’s Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips teaming up once again to tell a noir-tinged murder mystery set during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Of course it’s great!

It's A Trap! Captain America: Man Out Of Time

It’s A Trap! Captain America: Man Out Of Time

Superstar creator Mark Waid attempts to expand on Cap’s early days with the Avengers, with less than satisfactory results.

Wrestling School: New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors XXII

Wrestling School: New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors XXII

One of the biggest tournaments in wrestling, New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors, is starting very soon. Kelly Harrass is here to tell you what you need to know to get ready for it.

Better Late Than Never: ‘Shutter’

Better Late Than Never: ‘Shutter’

Shutter is a comic about a retired adventurer named Kate who finds out a dangerous secret about her family. It’s also really, really weird. Read on to find out why you should come to this comic by Keatinge and del Duca Better Late Than Never.

Review: 'Delia Awesome' #1

Review: ‘Delia Awesome’ #1

By request, we have the chance to take a closer look at the first issue of a stark yet fun ComiXology title.

Riddle Me This - What Would You Like To See In Daredevil Season 2?

Riddle Me This – What Would You Like To See In Daredevil Season 2?

A new season of the smash hit TV adaptation from Marvel and Netflix is coming next year. What aspects and / or characters from the comic would you like to see appear?