Django Unchained Review: Tarantino’s Slave Revenge Fantasy Is a Very Bloody Good Time

by Kristina Rettig

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is a hyper-violent, hilarious, electric, dark fairy tale that revises the history of slavery in a modern, pulp fantasy way.  Following in the vein of Inglourious Basterds, Tarantino has taken one of the most painful periods in American history and transformed it into a pop culture ode to the fallen, ultimately… Read the full article

Les Miserables Review: Finding Perfection on the Never-Ending Road to Calvary

by Jake Wilbanks

I’d like to think my challenge in reviewing Les Miserables is going to be comparable to the challenge faced by Tom Hooper to actually make this movie. I have no real expertise on how to judge musical talent or evaluate costume design other than saying it’s pleasing to the ear or nice to look at,… Read the full article

Geek Binge Presents: Filmography 2012, A Video Homage to the Films of 2012

by Matthew Legarreta

It’s been quite a year for film, hasn’t it?  We’ve seen incredible highs, incredible lows, and incredible disappointments.  But no matter how you slice it, I think we can call 2012 in film a success.  I mean, in a year that features new films from Spielberg, Tarantino, Nolan, P.T Anderson, and Bigelow, how could it… Read the full article

A New Photo From Pacific Rim Has No Giant Robots or Killer Monsters, But Hey, There’s Idris Elba Looking Daper in a Suit!

by Matthew Legarreta

So far at least, Pacific Rim seems to be one of the most “sci-fi” sci-fi films hitting this year.  And I say that in a good way—nothing gets me more hot and bothered than giant robots fighting Japanese sea monsters from another dimension.  But under that extremely geeky concept there is, apparently, actual people.  And a new… Read the full article

Top Chef Season 10, Episode 8 Review: “Jalapeno Business”

by Kristina Rettig

Top Chef’s eighth episode of the season marked one of its best, giving us more contestant backstory, a little cheftestant drama, and roller derby!  That’s right, the elimination challenge was centered around Seattle’s top-notch Rat City Roller Girls and their cheeky, trademark derby names, so this was definitely one of the more fun installments that… Read the full article