Category Archives: Movies

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Anti-Rangers

The 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy serves as the perfect counterpoint to the recent Power Rangers movie. It succeeds everywhere Rangers failed, but it does slip up in the one place Rangers succeeded.

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Manufactured Heroes: The Case of the Power Rangers

As I wrote yesterday, male/female interchangeability is the default form of characterization in modern fantastical fiction, especially action adventures. It doesn’t matter whether it’s live-action film, video games, or anime and manga — wherever you have action adventure, you must … Continue reading

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Meditations on Male/Female Interchangeability

NOTE: I spoil Power Rangers 2017 a little bit. So I was at the movies earlier today to watch the new Power Rangers movie. I heard it was an okay movie, and I liked Power Rangers as a kid, so … Continue reading

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Doctor Strange (spoiler-free review)

Stephen Strange is a well-respected neurosurgeon, very gifted at his trade and quite well-paid. While speeding along a mountain road, his car is rammed and extensive nerve damage costs him the use of his hands. Since no medical procedure in … Continue reading

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Suicide Squad (movie review)

Daytime Renegade and I review the film Suicide Squad, the true Ghostbusters remake (Zuul The Enchantress is in it.) Also, stay a while and read my Appendix N Review Series. It’s spoiler-free, and you’ll find great reads.

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Civil War: Immediate Impressions

Below are my immediate impressions of Captain America: Civil War. I will spoil the hell out of the movie, so be warned.

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