HEAD ON A STICK: IN DEFENSE OF WOLF CREEK

In 2005, Horror films were in the boom of what will forever be known as one of the worst misnomers of a genre ever, torture-porn. I hate this label for a few reasons. The number one is that it implies, by name alone, that the people who watched films like Saw, or Hostel, as deriving…

Ballad of the Fanboys (Nerd Smash) – S01E22

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss the issues with Fanboys, arguing for more inclusiveness in the various fan cultures. We break down four main problems that we’ve observed both in others and ourselves: 1) fan tribalism, 2) gatekeepers, 3) “cheer pressure” (coined by Brady from Hello Internet and Numberphile), and 4) lack of critical thought…

CRITICS V FANS: DAWN OF MISUNDERSTANDING

by David Watson Something interesting has happened in the comic book movie world in the past couple days. It seems that Marvel Studios is already holding press screenings for Captain America: Civil War. The reaction has been really positive, though critics are on embargo until the 13th of this month. You can go to Twitter…