In this podcast, Matt and Khemit use the comic book Saga as a backdrop to discuss writer Brian K Vaughn, his various works, and the state of the comic book industry as a whole. Seasoned throughout with delicious tangents, you will also find the usual candid reflections on, and solid recommendations of other stories and...

Your Summer in Movies – 2017 Edition

Justice League – Batfleck and Murderman return in the latest sequel to the poorly thought out, soulless Man of Steel, and its ham handed, plotless, character pigeonholing sequel Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Watch as your beloved childhood characters are given the Snyderverse treatment and transformed into golem-like, amoral husks before your very eyes....

This is the inaugural FYMPCAST, in which Khemit and Matt discuss their reasons for creating the cast, introduce themselves and their approach to stories and fiction, and attempt to lay the groundwork for what will be an unprecedentedly badass delivery system for all of the heretofore useless yet ridiculously robust wealth of knowledge on the...

Cry, Baby
Cry, Baby

or: Why I Cry at Terrible Movies

The number one sign that I may be a bit emotionally withheld is that I cry at movies. Not just at legitimate movies that merit crying at, like The Lion King or Beasts of the Southern Wild. No, I cry at those movies AND terrible movies which have no redeeming qualities whatsoever, including their poorly...

Sci-Fi for the Win

Science fiction has never been easy to pull off in movies.  In some ways it is harder than fantasy.  While often wondrous to the point of the absurd, its roots are usually firmly grounded in the physics and reality we know and love(?).  I make a distinction between the venerable histories which include The Day...

Your Summer in Movies

Here are a few short intros to just a few of the films you can expect from Hollywood this summer. I know, the summer is half over already, but shut up. Don’t act like you’ve seen ALL the summer movies already. And there are plenty more coming out before it’s over. So you’re welcome. Thor: The...

An Open Letter to the Special Effects Driven Film

Dear [insert CGI driven movie title here], I just watched Pacific Rim, and overall I enjoyed it. For all its flaws and illogic it was generally fun to watch and engaging enough to keep me interested the whole way through. However, despite my general enjoyment, Pacific Rim still fell into some of the same traps...

Check out World War Z

So you can’t have a summer without a disaster movie.  The warmer months drive Hollywood a little mad and are littered with cinema fodder that rain down like the asteroids and comets caused by aliens/gods/global warming and whatever other swords of Damocles hang over humanity’s head.  All of them are horrible. Yes, including Armageddon though...

Now I saw it.  Hope you don’t.

So my wife and I saw Now You See Me last week… and I’m still thinking about it.  Oh no, not because it was thought provoking, almost the polar opposite.  I think I was noodling what exactly it was that bothered me about it, and I think I have it. This movie is the perfect...

Star Trek: Into Darkness Or The Remake Dilemma and why this may be good for Star Wars

  !:Warning:! Spoilers ahead – no major plot points, but a character is revealed (if you haven’t already figured it out by the trailers alone). Let’s start with the good stuff.  Star Trek: Into Darkness is a looker.  It’s one of the best produced/realized sci-fi worlds that I’ve seen in recent memory.  There are some...

Watch: Attack the Block

Imagine a film that will both highlight socioeconomic issues in low income UK housing projects, and also tell the story of adolescent hooligans thwarting an alien invasion. This sounds like the first line of an overambitious final project proposal by a first year film student who will end up actually making a four minute animated...