fact or fiction

Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the geek universe.

  • Edward German
    Published 9 months ago
    The 'Gone' Podcast

    The 'Gone' Podcast

    The Gone Podcast is a weekly podcast produced by Parcast Network which is a part of Cutler Media. The podcast is uploaded to the feed every Monday with hosts Molly Brandenburg and Richard Rossner. Each show is about 50 minutes in length and is a single topic show. The subject matter for each podcast ranges from ancient civilizations, individuals who vanished without a trace and missing priceless artifacts.
  • WatchMojo
    Published 10 months ago
    Top 10 Things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Got Factually Right and Wrong

    Top 10 Things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Got Factually Right and Wrong

    For a biopic, the facts were certainly scattershot. Welcome to WatchMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten things Bohemian Rhapsody got factually right and wrong.
  • John Romanov
    Published 10 months ago
    'Mary, Queen of Scots:' Facts From Fiction

    'Mary, Queen of Scots:' Facts From Fiction

    As a historian and English history fanatic, it’s kind of my job to know the truth about subjects such as the Queen of Scots, Elizabeth I and the Tudors, which are so often portrayed in film and media, so as to dispel any misconceptions about them. We live in an age where people are getting their history lessons from movies and television shows and that is just not okay! I am aware that when producing a film about a historical event, period of time or particular characters that artistic liberties must sometimes be taken in order to captivate and engage audiences in a dynamic storyline. Sometimes the cold hard facts (for most people) just don’t make an interesting enough story to be considered a box office best seller. However, for someone like myself, historical accuracy can make or break the experience.
  • Carlos Guerra
    Published about a year ago
    If Anime Took on the Marvel Universe

    If Anime Took on the Marvel Universe

    With the recent success of Infinity War and the sequel title around a half ways away, along with that new Jump Force game due to be released some time these next few weeks... There has been an abundance of speculation, to say the least. Fans, on both sides of the fence, have been asking the question... Who would triumph in an all out war between the anime universe (which would include; Dragon Ball, Naruto, One Piece,One Punch Man, and My Hero Academia) and the Marvel comic book universe. As a long time fan of both, my entire life to be more specific, I personally believe I can add some valuable insight on this particular hypothetical conflict. Now to be clear! There would be no dominating victor in this contest. Both sides have a long list of contending characters along with their star characters and over all beast characters that are seemingly impossible to stop on their own. That being said there are a variety of different advantages that pertain to both sides of the conflict as well.
  • Christina St-Jean
    Published about a year ago
    'Sesame Street' Roomies Ernie and Bert Inspired By LGBTQ+ Relationship?

    'Sesame Street' Roomies Ernie and Bert Inspired By LGBTQ+ Relationship?

    It's an argument that has been hashed over for decades: Are #Ernie and #Bert gay?
  • Matthew Trundle
    Published about a year ago
    The 'Infinity War' Ending Was Probably a Huge Hoax, and the James Gunn Controversy Supports That

    The 'Infinity War' Ending Was Probably a Huge Hoax, and the James Gunn Controversy Supports That

    Avengers: Infinity War's arguably most memorable moment, that even detractors of the MCU agree on, sets the film apart from a very overcrowded market of superhero films with endless origin stories and anticipated cross-overs of big stars taking part in light, crowd-pleasing entertainment for the masses. Now, I’m not someone who particularly loves superhero films, but I don’t hate their existence either. I enjoy them as a nice break when I’m stressed or as an easy way to meet up with friends for an agreeable activity. I even think that regardless of genre Black Panther and Logan are pretty great films and the recently announced popular film category is a painfully patronising invention when big budget blockbusters can provide great cinematic achievements.
  • Phill Ross
    Published about a year ago
    Arthur: King of the Britons or King of the Brettons

    Arthur: King of the Britons or King of the Brettons

    Everyone has heard the legends of the once and future King, Arthur Pendragon of Camelot.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a year ago
    Pixar Theory: Are Cars Really Cars?!

    Pixar Theory: Are Cars Really Cars?!

    Pixar has never ceased to amaze me with how they can take seemingly absurd ideas and make great stories with them. They gave us talking toys in Toy Story, talking fish in Finding Nemo, talking rats in Ratatouille, talking bugs in A Bug's Life, and talking emotions in Inside Out.
  • Chelsea Winona
    Published about a year ago
    8 Mind-Blowing Disney Fan Theories

    8 Mind-Blowing Disney Fan Theories

    Here some of the most MIND-BLOWING, and believable Disney fan theories! These will have you believing that every Disney movie is actually connected!
  • Anime Geek
    Published about a year ago
    'Eden's Zero'

    'Eden's Zero'

    If you are reading this, more likely you know about Hiro Mashima's work Fairy Tail and Eden's Zero manga (as well as the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail). If you don't know about his work, get ready to get enlightened by Mashima-sensei's fictional worlds. The author has been the creator of one of the most popular Shonen anime, Fairy Tail, but everything that goes up must come down. Hence, Fairy Tail ended back in 2017 and a new series much different from Fairy Tail was published in June 2018. It was expected that the new series would be completely different than the wizardly-guild, but there are a lot of similarities between the two stories.
  • Jonathan Sim
    Published about a year ago
    'Wreck-It Ralph' Theory: Was King Candy Vanellope's Father?!

    'Wreck-It Ralph' Theory: Was King Candy Vanellope's Father?!

    I really wish I was alive back in the late 1970s so that I could be one of the fan theorists who correctly predicted that Darth Vader would be Luke's father in The Empire Strikes Back.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a year ago
    Why Are You Ranking: Worst Domestic Dispute Scenes in Martin Scorsese Films Listed from a Shouting Match to a Punch to the Gut

    Why Are You Ranking: Worst Domestic Dispute Scenes in Martin Scorsese Films Listed from a Shouting Match to a Punch to the Gut

    The films of Martin Scorsese excite, provoke, and conjure up deep intellectuality, and meditations on the aestheticization of the initiation of acts of brute force. What separates this cinematic master’s art from his peers is that he gives reason for all of the bloodshed, the punches, the kicks, the shootings. Honor, respect, and justice lie at the crux of all of his filmic offerings. But what is most curious about his pictures are the scenes of domestic disputes that populate the screen. Much has been discussed about the mob hits, the deals gone sour, and the ever mounting body counts that cap off a Scorsese Picture. From his inception, Scorsese has always had a thing for ultraviolence. From his student film, The Big Shave (1967), gore and violence have been staples in Mr. Scorsese’s palette. The editing by Thelma Schoonmaker make the scenes of viciousness digestible and artful. Without the cinematography of shooters like Michael Chapman and Michael Ballhaus and Rodrigo Prieto (among others), the domestic violence scenes would not crackle with as much intensity, fire, and excellent delivery. Scorsese ensures the viewer that these scenes of mostly men verbally abusing or even striking women anticipated what the #MeToo Movement is challenging as of this writing. His movies (though not all of them) feature some of the most brutal acts ever to be committed to celluloid or digital picture. So grab your bags of cocaine and pink suits from the cleaners and enjoy, Why Are You Ranking: Worst domestic dispute scenes in Martin Scorsese films from a shouting match to a punch to the gut.