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Movie Review: Deadpool

Have we reached peak superhero? Are we oversaturated? Might we in fact have too many superhero media adaptations? Given that the four movie posters at the entrance of my local theater right now are for Captain America: Civil War, Batman v. Superman, Suicide Squad, and X-Men: Apocalypse, one can certainly be forgiven for thinking we might just be a wee bit oversaturated. I for one love this state of affairs.


Television Review: The Expanse

The Syfy channel debuted their new show, THE EXPANSE, at the end of November. The show is based on the space opera series by James S.A. Corey. Here a panel of geeks—Andrew Liptak (who contributes to Lightspeed’s book review column), Justin Landon of, and Liz Shannon Miller of Indiewire—share their thoughts on THE EXPANSE.


Movie Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Editor’s Note: We’re presenting the following movie review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in two parts. The first, immediately below, is spoiler-free. At the end of the spoiler-free review, you’ll find a promotional image from the film, which serves as the divider, and then immediately following the image, you will find the second version, […]


Movie Review: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

As a special treat this month, Carrie Vaughn reviews MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. She warns our readers: “Let me just get this out of the way up front: I love this movie. First off, I think it’s a REALLY GOOD movie. But also because I love this genre: the Post-Apocalyptic Roadtrip Movie.”