Category Archives: Analysis

Psychics and Pineapples: A Review of ‘Psych’

Psych is a quick-witted, fast talking dramedy following the adventures of Shawn Spencer, the fake psychic who consults with the Santa Barbara Police Department; with the aid of his reluctant friend, Burton Guster, a pharmaceutical salesman, they ‘investigate, catch bad … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Chuck Wendig

Editor’s Note: If you are unaware of it, Star Wars author Chuck Wendig went on an extended tirade online against Star Wars fans for being racist, bigoted, white supremacist, misogynistic, illiterate, masculinist, mediocre, and possessing an overabundance of earwax. Okay, that last part … Continue reading

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“Annihilation” and My Spiritual Journey

About halfway through Lent, I decided to check out a new sci-fi horror film called Annihilation, which follows a group of scientists on an expedition into a mysterious “shimmer” that has already swallowed up multiple military teams. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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Book Awards Season, 2018

If you’re like me, you’re a little weary of posts about awards. Though I’m of the persuasion where I ignore everything but book awards, and I still ignore most of those. This will be a quick reminder for those out … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Rogue One: A Catholic Story

Robert Towne writes about Catholic parallels in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading

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Not Clowning Around: a Catholic Take on IT

I’m not someone who generally seeks out horror movies; when I went to see the new film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel IT, I was doing going to see a movie with friends. I wasn’t quite sure what I was … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Marvel at #SDCC 2017: Captain Marvel, Thor, and Infinity War

This probably qualifies as being geeky enough for our readership: a quick look at some of what the Marvel Cinematic Universe had at San Diego Comic Con this year. This is “some,” in part, because they dropped an Infinity War … Continue reading

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Catholic Dragon Award Suggestions

Since we have not mentioned this since February, It’s occurred to me that the first post was probably a little too cavalier in that Dragon Award post. We should spell out what the bleep is going on a little bit … Continue reading

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Black Panther Trailer Reaction

Welcome back to the Marvel Cinematic universe. The next trailer for the movie after next is here. And now: Black Panther.

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Confession and the Rosary

The other day, I went to Confession and had an experience I wanted to share with the Catholic Geek audience. The priest was forceful, which is always a mixture of refreshing and startling. Confession is a sacrament of love, but sometimes … Continue reading

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The Liturgy Wars: An Analysis of Pope Francis’s Recent Address

The subject of Sacred Music has come up at least once during the reign of almost every pope in the last century.  Pope St. Pius X started with his motu proprio in 1903.  Pius XI, who doesn’t get as much … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Death Note”: A Trailer Analysis

Well. It has come to this. Netflix is finally producing a live-action USA-based adaptation of Death Note, the hit manga/anime where a teenager with a god complex gets a notebook that he can use to magically murder people. It’s better … Continue reading

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Doomsday Approacheth

I’ve always heard of doomsday referring to the end of the world. I’ve even heard it referring to comic book characters (notably Dr. Doom’s own holiday, Doom’s Day). I hadn’t known it was something that happened more than fifty times … Continue reading

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Review: Bane’s Eyes

After last week’s fisk on the use of violence, I realized that the same argument I made in that post applies to what I thought of Bane’s Eyes.  It’s the fourth book in the I Am Margaret book series by … Continue reading

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Marvel’s Iron Fist Trailer

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The First Annual Dragon Awards

So, some things of note here, while I think of them.

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New Shows of Fall Season

The following TV shows are actually new. To my knowledge, they are not based on any previous product. They are, at the very least, slightly unique. For example… APB (FOX)   So, Tony Stark took over a police department, and … Continue reading

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Russia’s “Guardians”: Now With 100% More Man-Bear!

I heard about Guardians some time back: in a nutshell, it’s a Russian version of The Avengers…which means that in some ways, it’s actually quite different. For one, there’s a character who turns into a were-bear. Only in Russia! Well, … Continue reading

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Fall Television Resurrects Everything

I had recently joked on my own blog that this fall is the return of everything. I didn’t know that all of these jokes would come true. The following are just the TV shows that are based on something else: … Continue reading

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