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The Joke of Phoenix Comicfest…

April 22, 2018

Phoenix Comic Fest* has decided to up the ante from last year and just blatantly say “fuck you fans, we don’t care about you.” So, a quick recap of last year’s insanity. Some lunatic came in with a slew of weapons with the goal of killing the actor who played the Green Power Ranger. Because… Read More ›

Justice League, Studio micromanagement, and the cultural consequences

So I wanted to write a review of Justice League. Regrettably, I have yet to see Justice League. I have about 2/3rd’s of Justice League with 20 minutes of Joss Whedon drivel slapped onto it, but I have yet to actually see Zack Snyder’s Justice League. And this is a problem that has serious implications…. Read More ›

The Man From Uncle: And Why Nazis Are Always Worse

We’re working with the Russians. It doesn’t get any more Russian than the Red Peril here! It was more or less ignored in 2015 when it came out, didn’t exactly make a profit and (as will almost all enjoyable films) received a less than spectacular rating on Rotten Tomatoes (the web site where critics parrot… Read More ›

Elementary Politics Panels at Phoenix Comicon

I and EP’s Entertainment Editor both had a chance to run panels at this year’s Phoenix Comicon. We were able to record these panels and now we can share them with our website’s viewers as well. We had two panels, the first being this one. Elementary Politic’s discussion of the philosophies at the core of… Read More ›

The 25 Best Superhero films prior to Wonder Woman

So Wonder Woman comes out this week.  If the reviews and my faith in the Snyders as executive producers holds this will be one of the best superhero movies ever.  But before we put it up there when we review it this weekend, let’s take a look at the best superhero films ever. Now just… Read More ›

Power Rangers: Cute and Empty

Full disclosure I am a huge Power Rangers nerd. I have seen every season spanning twenty-four years of continuity. I can tell you some behind the scenes trivia and how the PR lore was established and go into long rants about the better seasons, what worked, what didn’t work. So when I heard there was… Read More ›

Phoenix Comicon Update – Panels Are Scheduled!

While our staff are still waiting to receive our media credentials, we do have some exciting news for our readers. Meredith and Cris, our executive editor and entertainment editor respectively, have had both their panels for Comicon approved and placed on the schedule for May 26th and May 27th. On Friday, May 26th, Cris and… Read More ›

Magneto: Agent of Hydra

If my clever title didn’t explain enough, Magneto is apparently teaming up with Hydra because….um….and all this coming from the same liberal nutjob who thought making Captain America a Hydra agent was a good idea. I’m starting to think he has a sickening and unhealthy obsession with Hydra.

LeFou Was Straight? Could Have LeFooled Me.

Apparently Bill Condon thinks that his masterful decision to make LeFou gay in the live action Beauty and the Beast film is a “watershed” moment. Unless “watershed” actually means “something I’ve known since I was 14”, I think Condon may have missed that memo over a decade ago. In an interview with Attitude magazine, director… Read More ›

Elementary Politics at Phoenix Comicon

The writers at Elementary Politics all have a lot of different obsessions. Some of us read books about the Revolutionary War like they’re going out of style, some of us read Supreme Court case briefs for fun, and others like to argue with people about foreign policy. The one thing we all have in common though… Read More ›

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