Rants and Raves

Lamenting the Death of the STAR WARS Expanded Universe

The release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was highly anticipated, but many dedicated fans of the franchise were also somewhat shaken by the announcement that the Star Wars Expanded Universe would be rebranded as Star Wars Legends. It wasn’t the rebranding itself that caused a fuss, but rather the news that the former EU […]

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Why DEADPOOL is the Comic Book Movie We Deserve

Deadpool has been a long time coming. The character first appeared back in 2009 in X-Men Origins: Wolverine which was completely abysmal – as was the treatment of the character. Right about then, star Ryan Reynolds and some others started developing a spin-off movie. It would embrace the character for who he is (obscene, fourth-wall-breaking, […]

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DC Have Finally Leveled the Playing Field: SDCC Review

The future of the DC Cinematic Universe has been a hot topic amongst film and comic book fans. After the mixed response critics gave Man of Steel, some were concerned if Warner Bros. would continue to pursue a connected universe setting up a plethora of superheroes. Of course, that question was answered just a few […]

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Looking Back: GAME OF THRONES Season 5 – Dorne

[WARNING: contains spoilers for all seasons of Game of Thrones and all volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, including The Winds of Winter] Looking Back is a retrospective of Game of Thrones Season 5, location-by-location. Read my retrospective of the Braavos plot here! Sit tight – this is a bloody long one. I […]

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Looking Back: GAME OF THRONES Season 5 – Braavos

[WARNING: contains spoilers for all seasons of Game of Thrones and all volumes of A Song of Ice and Fire, including The Winds of Winter] Hello one and all. Gather ’round the campfire here outside the Crossroads Inn, because we have a new feature here for you over at Unleash The Fanboy! Game of Thrones […]

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Why Halloween, Why Horror?

 Why do you write Horror?  This is a typical question that most horror authors are asked.  What type of person would sit around thinking of and creating horrific sequences meant to elicit fear from their reader?  It is a fair question. The allure is simple.   It is not a desire to create sequences of nauseating […]

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Exclusive Interview With Jewish Social Activist/Geek MaNishtana

Welcome to With Great Chutzpah Comes Great Responsibility, your every other week dose of Jews and comics. MaNishtana is one of my favorite social activists on the web.  So often, American Jewry is seen only through the lens of Ashkenazi heritage, but MaNishtana is dedicated to promoting awareness of the diversity within Jewish communities and advocacy for Jews of […]

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VENOM Director Says Spinoff Will Be “Darker” (No F-ing Duh!!!)

Hey there, ladies and gentlenerds! What’s happining!? Don’t care!! So, Alex Kurtzman, co-writer of the dreadful The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and one of the overseers of the emerging “Spider-Man Cinematic Universe” is the man tasked with bringing our favorite symbiote to the big screen…Venom! I’m not here to trash talk his s**t-tacular work on The Amazing […]

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