Tagged X-Men

Movies to Watch the Week of 2/27/17 Include Logan, Get Out, and Captain Fantastic

Welcome to your weekly movie geek roundup of what’s new and worth your attention on the big screen and streaming at home. This installment is for the week of February 27, 2017. Let us know in the comments what you’re going to be watching! In Theaters Logan (March 3) Hugh Jackman is retiring from the role of Wolverine after 17 years, but not before delivering one of his best performances in the best X-Men film to date. An aged...

What If Wolverine Were Reimagined with a Native American Origin Story?

Wolverine’s first appearance was in 1974, but he went more than two decades without anyone knowing much about him, including himself. Young fans like me were content with this status quo, though when writers gave us nuggets of information through new characters and villains who had a secret history with him, we never stopped turning the pages to find out more. But in 2001, Marvel Comics decided to do the unthinkable: they were going to reveal Wolverine’s origin. After...

10 X-Men of Color Who Would Blow Up the Movie Franchise

X-Men comic fans have always hailed the series for its appreciation of diversity and its attempts to understand and undo bigotry. More than any other franchise both within and without Marvel, the X-Men’s blend of sci-fi and real-world prejudice makes it a true force in advocacy. I’m enjoying the X-Men movie franchise so far, but it’s past time that its creators take the necessary steps towards diversity that make the comics so popular. The “save the world” X-Men movies...

Stop Overstuffing Superhero Movies Already!

Comic book superheroes movies have become the mainstream film genre of the decade and every studio wants a piece of the pie. To stay with that metaphor, studios take their tray up to the comic book franchise buffet and prepare to return to their table with a full plate of entertaining content. However, in fearing the fans won’t be satisfied, the studios and creatives begin to pile their plates up with as much “food” as possible. They begin to...

The MN Hip-Hop Scene is Full of Geeks Making Really Cool Music

After I wrote about a certain Star Wars boom-bap joint on some other blog, I got to talking with an editor here at Twin Cities Geek about writing it up here as well. Then I got the notion that we could go further, and look not just at this lone song but at the greater sphere of geek culture within the Twin Cities’ hip-hop community. My editor asked something along the lines of, “How many hip-hop artists are geeks?”...

Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 4: The Modern Age of Comics

Previously: “Rebooting the Black & White Past with KodaChrome Future, Part 3: The Bronze Age of Comics” The Modern Age of comic books is commonly thought of as the current age. Sometimes it is considered to overlap or encompass the Bronze Age; sometimes it’s called the Dark Age, but for our purpose here, it is everything post-Bronze Age to present day.  A lot has changed during this time. The comic book Modern Age emerged with a cry for more realism, complexity, and...

If Storm was in the Avengers

With Spiderman now having a confirmed role in Captain America: Civil War, I wonder if we’ll ever see Marvel absorb Fox’s X-Men universe and primarily some of Marvel’s best female characters. Just Imagine seeing Storm catch Hawkeye’s explosive arrow in a whirlwind and fling it towards a somersaulting Captain America, overwhelming Iron Man’s armor with lighting and hail in an aerial battle, wrestling control over the elements away from Thor and Mjölnir, or throwing everything she has at a rampaging...

Fallen Bi the Wayside: 5 Bisexual Characters who got “Straightened”

One of the things that separates different generations these days are their memories of what television looked and sounded like—even what it smelled like(!)—when they were kids. People my age remember massive wooden consoles with a dense, curved glass TV screens. They made a hollow sound when turned on, and we peered into them like shaken snow globes as the picture slowly emerged from a noisy sea of static. With the smell of heat and burning dust rising from...
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