Welcome to the Human Race, Anne Droid 

By G.P. Avants Welcome back on board the Raza and the world of Dark Matter. The soften-spoken android, the heart and soul of that vessel, has been upgraded. Her time among humans has changed her status. I think her name Ann Droid is a more fitting title than just a piece of soul less hardware….

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

By G.P. Avants   I think the old adage, “The third time is the charm”, is true when it comes to the newest incarnation of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space. Netflix brings us yet another reboot or better yet, reimagined series to propel own personal space voyage. (My only complaint is not having enough time…

Ralphie to the Rescue!

  By G.P. Avants   I just got a jump start into the holiday season! The Christmas Story was already of my favorite Christmas movies, but seeing adapted as a musical became a whole new experience. I was so excited about seeing this performance that I wanted to make an entry into my weekly blog post….

The House that Batman Built

Okay, John Pepe, this one is for you.   By G.P. Avants   After one of our God Among Geeks planning meetings, two of us went to see Lego Batman. I wasn’t too sure what I would find upon viewing this Chris McKay feature. Was this just another fun romp in Legoland for kids?  What I did…

Kith and Kin-Sometimes One In The Same: Guardians, Vol. 2

By: John D. Pepe “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.” – Novelist Edna Buchanan This quote is strikingly true when it comes to my life. I have many friends that I have known for decades, some almost four. These are the childhood chums that I grew up with. They have become like family…

Not a Perfect Dad, but One Perfect for you

Father’s Don’t Need to Be Perfect By John Pepe As Father’s Day approaches it makes me ponder fatherhood.  Am I the perfect dad?  Am I even a good dad?  At times my son looks at me as if I’m infallible (other times, not so much), and it harkens me back to when I was his…

The Lego Batman Movie: “I Don’t Do Ships…”

By: John D. Pepe   Life is about connectedness.  It’s about the relationships we develop, with friends, family, co-workers, etc.  I mean even the most hardened of criminals need basic human contact, otherwise why risk time in “the yard” where you can be attacked over time in “the hole” where one is safe.  The reason…

Speciation 

  By G.P. Avants   The reality of any hero movie is they have a story to tell with a defined origin story, a series of adventures, and for many a heroic end. Logan AKA Wolverine has lived a life that has ironically began not too long after the birth of America. He has participated…

Worn & Torn 

  By G.P. Avants   From my first impression of Logan I observed a tired and weary world. Things have progressed since the last time we have seen Dr. Xavier, Wolverine and the world where humans and mutants co-habitate. Technology has progressed, but the mutants are all but extinct. Oddly, humans have become a distant colder species….

Trust Goes both Ways

  By G. P. Avants   Who is a good guy and a true friend in crisis? In a world on turmoil it takes a little insight and wisdom to know whom to trust.  In Rogue One we are thrust right into a time when sides are being taken and loyalties tested. Gaylen Erso’s life…

Kubo and the Two Sides

By R3 I recently watched and thoroughly enjoyed the film Kubo and the Two Strings and all it’s visual glory. Like any LAIKA film, it’s a mind explosion of both story and motion-capture art, but keeping with the LAIKA tradition of making you reflect as you walk away from the movie. Kubo and the Two…

Hey, Paper Boy! 

By G.P. Avants   There are two reasons why I thought Kubo of the Two Strings was a movie worth watching. One reason was the visual animation used to tell a very unique style. Since it was from the creators of Coraline, they already peaked my interest. So this is for storytellers and wordsmiths who…