TV & Movies · Updates

Update: September!

Hiya folks! Not a lot of things to update on this month… I’ve been reading again, working up to more substantial novels after the comics and light nonfiction I’ve been reading most of the year. It turns out there’s another mental step between being able to read more and getting back to writing a lot,…… Continue reading Update: September!

Sci-Fi · TV & Movies · Updates

Update: June!

As you can see, my plans for posting more in May didn’t happen, but still. We carry on. I’ve spent some time contemplating the blog and whether or not it needs a more narrow niche, but decided not to really change anything, just more fully embrace the fact that I mostly review books I don’t…… Continue reading Update: June!

TV & Movies · Updates

Update: December!

No Trek post this month, Comparative Geeks is on a hiatus, but Trek shall return! This past month I’ve really been focused on apartment stuff, and yet somehow I’ve gotten behind on it at the same time? I still have so many things to clean and organize, not to mention furniture to assemble and more…… Continue reading Update: December!

Adult Fiction · Romance · TV & Movies

The Russia House: On James Bond, Atomic Blonde, and Being a Realistic Spy Movie

The Russia House is a 1990 espionage movie starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s based on a novel by John le Carre, who’s sort of the bureaucrat’s Ian Fleming. I’ve said we should talk more about action movies, so here we are — but it is based on a book, the main character is a publisher,…… Continue reading The Russia House: On James Bond, Atomic Blonde, and Being a Realistic Spy Movie

Queer · TV & Movies

Review: The Boxtrolls (2014)

Before The Boxtrolls came out in 2014, it was getting buzz for its creepy Burton-style animation and a same-sex couple shown in one of the trailers. Then it hit theaters and I heard, well, nothing. That kind of response doesn’t really mean anything except that people didn’t go see it in the first place, but…… Continue reading Review: The Boxtrolls (2014)

History · Nonfiction · Queer · TV & Movies

3 Gay Actor Documentaries

Apparently I was in the mood for documentaries this weekend! Fortunately for me, Netflix is currently offering three movies (mostly) about gay actors, particularly interesting watched together: The Out List, To Be Takei, and Tab Hunter Confidential. The Out List (2013) This one’s not entirely about LGBT actors, I just thought it was. It’s a one-hour documentary about…… Continue reading 3 Gay Actor Documentaries

Queer · TV & Movies

Kingsman, The Man from UNCLE, and Queering the Action Movie

Kingsman and Man from UNCLE are two of my favorite movies from the past few years. They’re both action-spy movies, which means even though they base themselves on pre-existing media, they must reference the James Bond franchise somehow. Any new action-spy movie has to do that, but as comedies (even light parodies), it is absolutely imperative that they interact with the genre…… Continue reading Kingsman, The Man from UNCLE, and Queering the Action Movie

History · Queer · TV & Movies

#queerpop Movie Review: Victim (1961)

Landmark British film about gay rights from 1961? Yes please! Here’s the description: In early 1960s London, barrister Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde) is on the path to success. With his practice winning cases and a loving marriage to his wife (Sylvia Sims), Farr’s career and personal life are nearly idyllic. However, when blackmailers link Farr…… Continue reading #queerpop Movie Review: Victim (1961)

Other Stuff · Sci-Fi · TV & Movies

A Controversial Theory About Women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or, “I Love Hope Van Dyne”

If you recall from the Ant-Man post… There’s also the previously-mentioned Hope Van Dyne, who’s basically “Pepper Potts with a grudge and superpowers,” not that I’m complaining, but more about her in a later post. I promised, and now I shall deliver! This is a kind of thematic “part two” to that Ant-Man discussion linked…… Continue reading A Controversial Theory About Women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or, “I Love Hope Van Dyne”