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Interview with Chris Pardal, Star of 'Corbin Nash'
Chris Pardal, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, first launched his career in the arts as a dancer, performing in nightclubs and various hip-hop groups. His talent for dance was quickly recognized, and he was invited to join the dance departments of the University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College. It was during his university days that he encountered the drama department, through which he eventually came to acting and writing. The rest, as they say, is history.
Interview with Craig Munro, Author of 'The Bones of the Past'
"Many fantasy tropes were slain and harmed in the making of this book." This is just one of the early accolades extended to author Craig A. Munro in anticipation of his debut novel The Bones of the Past, the first in his epic fantasy series "The Books of Dust and Bone." In fact, the slaying and harming of convention is par for the course for jack-of-all trades Munro, who's residences have spanned everywhere from his hometown of Ottawa, Canada to Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, and who's vocations are just as varied. Among a number of other fields, the newly-minted novelist has work experience in government, construction and molecular biology under his belt.
Interview With Jennifer Camper, Host of the Queers & Comics Convention
As is the case with many social movements globally and throughout history, art–and in this case comic art–is a key element of LGBTQ culture and one of the most effective mechanisms for social commentary, critique and progress. It is in this very spirit that cartoonist and graphic artist Jennifer Camper and her co-organizers put together the inauguralQueers & Comics Conference in 2015. To put this in context, until as late as 1989 the Comics Code Authority had banned any mention of homosexuality in comics, forbidding gay characters, themes or even subtle references in dialogue. Even in the years following, queer comics were relegated to the underground comic world, where the niche content gained traction and an impassioned following until it spawned a genre unto itself. You need only look at the presence of queer comic book characters like Supergirl to understand that queer comics is underground no longer.
'Fantastic Four' - Marvel's Biggest Missed Opportunity
Marvel Comics was built on the foundation of the Fantastic Four. It was pointed out that this franchise still has the potential to be successful by this review for 2005’s Fantastic Four, and it sums up the way a lot of people felt about the film. The Fantastic Four was the first “family” of superheroes from Marvel, and still has a loyal following to this day. The movie, put out before we had any concept of a modern Iron Man or Avengers, could have been a very big deal. Instead, it was a critical flop and one many audience members have since forgotten about.
Bound for Glory's David Carradine Interview
Since his first major stage role in Royal Hunt of the Sun on Broadway in 1964, through his three year stint as star of the Kung Fu television series, his critically acclaimed portrayal of Woody Guthrie in Bound for Glory, his commercially successful Death Race 2000, to his part in Ingmar Bergman's movie A Serpent's Egg and the titular character of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Volume 2, David Carradine remained pretty much of an enigma. As a musician, wild-man, motor racing enthusiast, and hippie, Carradine portrayed many roles throughout his acting career, which included over 100 films.
What Was Most Popular in the 1990s?
The 1990s were a simpler time, when frosted hair tips were all the rage and boy bands ruled the music charts. It was a time when kids constantly quoted Nickelodeon cartoons and adults copied Rachel Green’s hairstyle and Carrie Bradshaw’s drink order. The era yielded some truly iconic musicians, movies, TV shows, games, toys, snacks, and fashion trends. To fuel your 90s nostalgia, here are some of the most popular fads that defined the decade.
Naughty List of Christmas Movies
So maybe you’ve had it up to here with the sweet, happy Christmas specials and need something a little more dark and twisted (and/or slightly raunchy). Or perhaps you want to torture your relatives who have spent all day asking you when you’re going to get married and why you skipped work to see that stupid Star Wars movie. Either way, here are some non-classic Christmas classics for your viewing (dis)pleasure. From the stoners known as Harold and Kumar to the cute but vicious Gremlins, Christmas is the setting for many genres of movies. Whether it is superhero films that begin with a Christmas light-adorned home being blown up or a glimpse at an alcoholic Santa Claus, there seems to be no boundaries when it comes to the types of Christmas movies that can be on the naughty list this holiday season.
Movie Facts You Didn't Know
Movie buffs pride themselves as virtual encyclopedias of movie facts. There are daily discussions on the Geeks floor, debating who, what, where, and when of movies. Debates can get heated when aficionados begin questioning the validity of IMDB. The film industry is riddled with conspiracy theories that have the most research oriented in the group spending their personal time hunting down the truth behind movie trivia. They dig deep into the history of the particular movies production often reaching out to the directors and producers to determine the movie facts you didn't know.
Legendary Jewish Superheroes
In many respects you could say that the characters from the Torah were the superheroes of the previous century. Mythic figures like Moses, King Soloman, and Samson served as the superheroes for a generation over a millennia ago. It could be argued that Moses was the ultimate comic book hero who starred in the the second volume of the greatest comic book story ever written: the Jewish Torah. It should be no surprise that the entire superhero archetype was invented by Jews, and the genre has featured so many different Jewish creators. During the high holy days, do Jewish superheroes need forgiveness or have their names already been written in the book of life for their heroic deeds? Are they really judged on Yom Kippur like the rest of the tribe? If you believe any of this, then it's the time of the year to recognize the legendary Jewish superheroes.
Best Steampunk Movies
Lizards in robot suits! Trains, planes, and top hats! Scrap metal, spare parts, and corsets aplenty! The best steampunk movies contain all of this and much more. The perfect mix of sci-fi and machinery has something for fans whose interests span many genres. From Hugo to The Fabulous World of Jules Verne to The Prestige, if it’s steampunk you want, this list details the very best steampunk movies around.