Staff Picks

  • Samantha Bentley
    Published 5 months ago
    "The Bells": One of the Best, but Also One of the Worst Episodes...

    "The Bells": One of the Best, but Also One of the Worst Episodes...

    If you haven't watched Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5 just yet, don't read this piece because I am about to ruin and spoil every last inch of it for you! You have been warned.
  • Laura Ansbro
    Published 6 months ago
    16 Things You Didn't Know About Being on TV

    16 Things You Didn't Know About Being on TV

    I was recently invited on to ITV's This Morning with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby after the show had discovered my thrifty food blog, Millennial Hunter Gatherer. Naturally, I jumped at the chance. It was a great experience, but there are a few backstage secrets you might not expect...
  • Film Things
    Published 6 months ago
    Has 'Game of Thrones' Lost Its Edge?

    Has 'Game of Thrones' Lost Its Edge?

    SPOILERS! But who hasn't seen Game of Thrones. Come on.
  • NRG Comics
    Published 6 months ago
    How Has Comic Book Culture Evolved Over the Years?

    How Has Comic Book Culture Evolved Over the Years?

    The precursor to Marvel Comics was born all the way back in 1939 under the magazine publisher Martin Goodman, who created Timely Comics. It’s hard to believe, but that was already eighty years ago. Comic books have been a huge part of nerd culture for decades, but things have evolved quite a lot over the years.
  • Herbert Seward III
    Published 6 months ago
    Marvel Characters We Could See After 'Endgame'

    Marvel Characters We Could See After 'Endgame'

    The insanely successful first phase to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's evolution is about to reach it's climax with the release of Avengers Endgame later this month. While Marvel purists and casual viewers alike are waiting with baited breath to see who's gonna take the final eternal dirt nap among our heroes, the hamster wheel of ideas, rumors, and wishful thinking has started in earnest in terms of who (or what) we'll see from the MCU once Thanos gets his this time around.There are certain major characters that we KNOW aren't going to be back, at least in the capacity that we're used to seeing them as fans (Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark immediately come to mind). What we DO know is that the door is truly open in terms of who we'll actually see in the post "A-Team" Marvel Cinematic landscape. Here are three characters and origin stories THIS true believer would love to see the brain trust running the MCU's second half take a chance on:
  • Laura Holliday
    Published 7 months ago
    Top 5 Craziest 'Game of Thrones' Endgame Theories

    Top 5 Craziest 'Game of Thrones' Endgame Theories

    We're getting closer and closer to the month we've all been waiting for. On April 14th, HBO's hit show Game of Thrones will begin its final season, airing what have arguably become the six most anticipated episodes of television since the days of The Sopranos. And as longtime fans of the show know all too well—anything can happen. Anyone can die.
  • DJ Johnson
    Published 7 months ago
    Fight Like a Stunt Woman

    Fight Like a Stunt Woman

    She’s running. The bad guys are close behind her. She sees a motorcycle that she can use for her to get away. She hops on, gets it started, and right before she can take off, the director yells “CUT!” Who do you call when Wonder Woman needs to leap from a building? Who is the one that makes the Black Widow’s moves so fluid? Who’s that person under the Power Rangers suit during the backflip?
  • Ben McVittie
    Published 7 months ago
    Is Cinema Dying at the Hands of Netflix?

    Is Cinema Dying at the Hands of Netflix?

    The other day I decided to open Twitter because for some reason I convinced myself that would be a valuable way to use my time. I was greeted by a large picture of Spielberg and the headline "Film fans debate Steven Spielberg's proposed changes for Oscars qualification." As a film fan and lover of many of Spielberg's films, I decided to see what this was all about.
  • James F. Ewart
    Published 8 months ago
    The 2019 Box Office at a Glance

    The 2019 Box Office at a Glance

    Another year of movies has come and gone, and 2018 has left quite the impression, surpassing 2016 to become the biggest year for movies at $11.9 billion at the domestic box office, with plenty of surprises to boot. There was Black Panther becoming the highest-grossing superhero movie in North America, Infinity War hitting $2 billion worldwide, a Queen biopic making more money than several tentpole films, a Star Wars movie bombing at the box office, the sixth installment of Mission Impossible dodging sequel rot, and Aquaman quickly rising up the ranks to become the highest grossing movie of the DCEU. All things considered, it's no surprise that 2018 did so well, and looking ahead to 2019, it promises to be bigger and better.