Movie Review: Tomorrowland (2015)

It is both a blessing and a curse to have come of age during a high point in Disney’s film-making history. They were coming out with hit after animated hit: The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Lion King (1994), and both Pocahontas and Toy Story in 1995. Yes, I got […]

Spoiler Free Star Wars Review

While there are few ways to celebrate the new Star Wars in such a distinctly Cincy style, all of us gathered on B.B. Riverboat’s flagship, Belle of Cincinnati, know that this is nothing more than a grand distraction. Gliding down the Ohio River, grazing from a buffet of renamed finger foods (Padawan Pizzas, anyone?), and […]

The Aeronaut’s Windlass

When it was announced that Jim Butcher was writing a steampunk novel, most people’s reactions were one of “shut up and take my money.” Now that it’s come out and a few people have had time to dig through the four hundred page novel, how does it live up to the anticipation?

Super-Noir: Jessica Jones

Netflix’s Jessica Jones is Marvel’s next step into a little genre I like to call Super-Noir. The best known – and most obvious – example of the quasi-genre is probably Sin City, but Sin City’s aim is less super and more noir. It technically belongs to a category called “neo-noir,” but the comics and the […]

Victor Sierra – the Music of Warriors, Gamers, Starships, Airships, & Valkyrie

Mighty warriors gather, prepared for a great conflict, wearing armor and bearing weaponry that spans cultures and millennia. A dark storm brews overhead with rumblings of thunder and flashes of lightning. The warriors are pumped full of adrenaline, fully knowing their death may be moments away yet caught up in the glory of battle and […]

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