The Unapologetic Geek

This is the main blog for science-fiction novelist E. Magill. If you are interested in what he thinks about everything from politics to movies, this is the place to be. Don't let his insane opinions taint your view of his other writing, and please feel free to leave comments, insults, insights, or suggestions as often as you like. Thanks for reading!
Leatherface 2017 - Movie Review
Does this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre honor or insult the late Tobe Hooper's legacy?

LISTS

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Autism
The best way to counter the panic over Autistic Spectrum Disorder is to educate yourself to the facts.
3 Reasons Why Marvel Shouldn't Ignore The Incredible Hulk
With Hulk set to steal the show in Thor: Ragnarok, it's problematic that his initial debut in the MCU has been sorely neglected.
4 Cool Sci-Fi/Horror Finds on Netflix
These four obscure films are well worth an instant viewing for genre fans unafraid to try something a little different.
4 Patriotic Drinks to Get You Through Election Night
I don't want to know what the founding fathers would think about this election; I want to know what they'd drink.
4 Things You Learn Writing Every Day
When you write every day, you become a better writer.
5 Challenges in Adapting The Infinity Gauntlet
With the curtain set to rise on Marvel's cinematic Phase Three, all eyes are on Thanos.
5 Hopes for Jack's Triumphant Return
24 is back, and the Geek once again shares his hopes and dreams for Jack Bauer's future.
5 Hopes for Judge Dredd: Mega City One
With the announcement of a new Dredd adaptation fresh on his mind, the Unapologetic Geek lists what he wants to see from it.
5 Insane YouTube Videos Discovered by a 4-Year-Old
Letting my son browse YouTube has lead to some extremely random--and sometimes unsettling--discoveries.
5 Reasons I'm Not a Republican
Please don't confuse me with those other conservatives.
5 Reasons the Latest Hollywood Whitewashing Controversy is Total Crap
How offended should we be that The Ancient One in Doctor Strange is being played by a white woman?
5 Reasons Rand Paul is Not a Libertarian
Rand Paul is the most libertarian-leaning Republican who might run for president in 2016, but don't be too quick to label him.
5 Reasons Trekkies Should Respect Star Trek: The Motion Picture
It's pretty remarkable how many good Star Trek ideas originated in the most overlooked movie of the franchise.
5 Things the Star Wars Prequels Got Right
Let's celebrate the good things about Episodes I through III.
6 Political Talking Points that Need to Die
These 6 arguments are being made by politicians and pundits right now, and we're all dumber as a result.
6 Reasons Hockey is Better than Football
You heard me.
6 Things I Want to See at the Movie Theater
Here are six modest suggestions for how to improve the moviegoing experience for everyone.
7 Good Sci-Fi Movies Ruined by Terrible Endings
These seven science-fiction movies could have been great, but ridiculously bad endings forever tainted their reputations.
7 Overactors Who Saved Otherwise Mediocre Films
Sometimes, all a weak dish needs is some ham.
7 Problems in Adapting Marvel's Civil War
The announcement of Captain America: Civil War raises as many questions as it does fanboy cheers.
7 Things I Learned in 2007
In his first blog ever, the Geek discusses the eventful year of 2007.
8 Modest Suggestions for the 24 Movie
With no script yet greenlit by the executives, the Unapologetic Geek brainstorms a few ideas about how to translate 24 to the big screen.
8 Things I Learned in 2008
On top of having a baby, seeing the greatest comic book movie of all time, and dealing with a bitter election, 2008 had plenty of lessons to teach the Geek.
8 Twisted Ways to Reinterpret Pop Culture Favorites
Ferris Bueller is Tyler Durden? Beauty and the Beast is about Stockholm Syndrome? And why would a young boy have a toy named Buzz?
9 Things I Learned in 2009
Parenting, the tea party, the Wii, cancer, and Sesame Street are just a sampling of the things the Geek learned from in 2009.
10 People to Blame for the Oil Spill
These are the people you can safely accuse of being responsible for the recent BP oil spill, regardless of your politics.
10 Things I Learned in 2010
The Unapologetic Geek takes a personal look back at 2010 and the lessons he took from it.
11 Things I Learned in 2011
This has been a year mostly comprised of parenting lessons.
12 Things I Learned in 2012
What did 2012 teach me, aside from the fact that the world didn't end?
13 Things I Learned in 2013
For my review of 2013, I'm separating my lessons into three categories: personal, politics, and parenting.
14 Things I Learned in 2014
2014 was the most eventful year yet for the Unapologetic Geek.
15 Things I Learned in 2015
This year, the Geek discusses Paradox, cooking, and owning his own home.
16 Things I Learned in 2016, Part 1
Every year brings more life lessons in writing, parenting, housekeeping, politics, and more.
16 Things I Learned in 2016, Part 2
Every year brings more life lessons in writing, parenting, housekeeping, politics, and more.
In Defense of SpongeBob: 6 Episodes with Profound Meaning
A new study suggests SpongeBob is bad for your kids, but here are 6 episodes that can be used to teach crucial life lessons.
President Obama's Top 10 Broken Promises
In less than two years, President Obama has managed to break many significant promises. Here are the top ten, with apologies to my more liberal readers.
Slasher Summer: Chucky's Top 10 Best Kills
How does a possessed doll kill people? Violently, of course.
Slasher Summer: Freddy's Top 10 Best Nightmares
When you live on Elm Street, your nights are filled with terror.
Slasher Summer: Halloween's Top 10 Finest Moments
There are a handful of scenes in the Halloween franchise that bridge the gap between slasher flick and meaningful cinema.
Slasher Summer: Jason's Top 10 Best Kills
With so many murders to his name, it's almost impossible to narrow them down to the ten best.
Slasher Summer: Leatherface's Top 10 Most Intense Moments
Leatherface is easily the most intense slasher icon, and here's the proof.
Slasher Summer: Michael Myers' Top 10 Best Kills
These are the ten most notorious Halloween murders.
Top 5 Actors Who Could Play the Riddler
These are the five actors the Internet wants to cast as the Riddler in Christopher Nolan's next Batman film.
Top 5 Best & Worst Godzilla Monsters
Godzilla is always the biggest star, but these are his most memorable co-stars.
Top 5 Best & Worst James Bond Villains
James Bond month continues with a look at 007's greatest foes and most embarrassing baddies.
Top 5 Best & Worst Movie Prequels
Telling a backstory is full of deadly pitfalls, but the results are sometimes worth it.
Top 5 Best & Worst Movie Sequels
Contrary to popular belief, movie sequels are as old as movies themselves. Here are the best and worst of all time, according to the Geek.
Top 5 Best & Worst Movie Threequels
The Geek lists the best and worst third installments in recent film history.
Top 5 Best & Worst Star Trek Movies
While waiting for the new Star Trek reboot, the Geek decides to put all the previous Star Trek movies in order.
Top 5 Best & Worst Things about AMC's The Walking Dead
Here are the main reasons I consider myself a fan, but definitely not the biggest fan.
Top 5 Bond Girls & Henchmen
Bond month continues with an accounting of the best girls 007 has romanced and the greatest henchmen that have gotten in his way.
Top 5 Christmas Movies of my Generation
These five films are the ones that taught me the true meaning of Christmas.
Top 5 Cyborgs in Film
Which technologically enhanced individuals deserve their place in cinematic history?
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2008
There were many idiots and heroes in 2008. These are the ones that got the Geek's attention.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2009
The Geek lists the best and worst that humanity had to offer in 2009.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2010
The Unapologetic Geek's annual list of the best and worst the last year had to offer.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2011
Who impressed and who depressed the Unapologetic Geek in 2011?
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2012
There were almost too many heroes and idiots to choose from in this crazy, crazy Year of our Lord, 2012.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2013
A crack-smoking mayor, a traitor, a famous actress, and a president are among the highlights of this year's dubious honors.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2014
The Unapologetic Geek offers his annual awards for heroicism and idiocy in 2014.
Top 5 Heroes & Idiots of 2015
An annual accounting of heroics and idiocy from the Unapologetic Geek.
Top 5 Most Counter-Productive Political Ideas
These 5 ideas are so stupid they are counter-productive, but they remain popular in America even in the face of overwhelming evidence that they don't work.
Top 5 Movies that Remind Me of My Father
He's been gone for one year now, but with these movies, I will always remember some of the best things he taught me.
Top 5 Movies Trapped in Development Hell
These five movies need to be made, but things aren't looking good for their production.
Top 5 Potential Villains for The Dark Knight Rises
Since the Riddler is officially out of the third installment of Nolan's rebooted Batman franchise, what other villains are there?
Top 5 Favorite Robin Williams Performances
The Geek shares his favorite roles from the recently lost actor.
Top 5 Worst Movie Ideas Being Released in 2011
The Unapologetic Geek lists five movies currently in the final stages of production that simply cannot be justified as good ideas.
Top 10 Aliens in Film
The Unapologetic Geek lists the top 10 movie aliens.
Top 10 All-American Film Icons
These celluloid heroes define what it means to be an American icon.
Top 10 Androids in Film
These are the greatest humanoid robots to ever appear on the silver screen.
Top 10 Comic Book Movies
These ten films prove that comic books can be adapted to the silver screen and can be worthy of respect.
Top 10 Godzilla Battles
If all you want is big monster brawls, these are the ten you need to see.
Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Movies
These are the flicks I'm almost afraid to admit I like.
Top 10 James Bond Theme Songs
The Geek starts off a month-long examination of 007 with the best theme songs from the film series.
Top 10 Movie Twists
These are the greatest narrative changeovers in cinematic history.
Top 10 Movies Based on Actual Events
These are the movies that excell in presenting history.
Top 10 On-Screen Vampires
The Unapologetic Geek lists the top ten vampires to ever appear on the big or small screen. SPOILER: Robert Pattinson does not appear.
Top 10 Worst Trends in Movies and Television
Procedurals, spoilers, remakes, reboots, and bad time travel: which of these is the worst trend in entertainment today?
Top 10 Star Trek Villains
While waiting for the new Star Trek reboot, the Geek lists the best and most memorable villains in the Star Trek universe.
Top 10 Time Travel Movies
The author of Paradox lists the ten best movies that deal with time travel.
Top 20 Greatest Science-Fiction Novels
As an award-winning sci-fi writer, it's amazing the Geek hasn't made this list sooner.
Top 20 Star Trek Episodes (10-1)
While waiting for the new Star Trek reboot, the Geek lists the 20 best Star Trek episodes, from the original series all the way through Star Trek: Enterprise.
Top 20 Star Trek Episodes (20-11)
While waiting for the new Star Trek reboot, the Geek lists the 20 best Star Trek episodes, from the original series all the way through Star Trek: Enterprise.
Top 40 Greatest Science-Fiction Films
There's a lot of terrible sci-fi out there, but these are the 40 movies that rise above.

PERSONAL

Becoming Those People: Thoughts on Taking a 6-Month-Old to the Movies
I was probably wrong to take my baby to the movies, but where do you draw the line?
Beyond the Limits of the Possible: A Farewell to Sir Arthur C. Clarke
The death of Sir Arthur C. Clarke is a deep loss, but it should remind us of all the great things a science-fiction writer can accomplish.
Eulogy for My Father, Patrick Magill
What follows is a copy of the eulogy I gave at my father's memorial service earlier this week.
Eulogy for Penny Lane
Losing a pet is never easy, and the Geek won't apologize for getting a little emotional.
Five Years of Living with Diabetes
The strange truth is that being diagnosed with diabetes is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
Intrigue in Review: A Meta-Blog
Author E. Magill chronicles his first hundred blog posts.
Pregnancy and Publication
There are surprising similarities--and important differences--between trying to get your work published and having a child.
The Six Stages of LEGO® Lunacy
Early detection is the key to sanity protection.
The Truth about Publishing Your Novel
It's time to set the record straight about why getting published is far, far harder than you think.
Writing About Politics
Getting political can be dangerous for a writer trying to build an audience, but keeping quiet is probably more dangerous for his sanity.
Writing Your Novel: The Pros & Cons of Outlines
Whether you decide to make copious notes or fly by the seat of your pants, there are things you need to know before you start writing your novel.

POLITICS & SCIENCE

America is Voting Away the Democratic Republic
With Trump and Clinton all but locked in as the nominees for president in 2016, it is now beyond doubt that we've lost our way.
American Disengagement Might Not Be So Bad
America doesn't seem interested in the War on Terror anymore, and maybe--just maybe--that's a good thing.
The Bipartisan Hyperbole Problem
The rhetoric coming from our political leaders has departed reality.
The Birth of a Conspiracy Theory
There are already people trying to tell us that, where the Boston Marathon bombing is concerned, nothing is what it seems.
Black Heritage 2008
Does Black History Month celebrate diversity and equality, or does segregating history increase divisiveness?
Black Heritage 2009
Even though America has elected a president with black skin, we still have a long way to go to eradicate the racial divide in this country.
Black Heritage 2010
In his annual discussion of race relations in America, the Geek looks at the various subtle ways our society reinforces discrimination.
Black Heritage 2011
This year, rather than rehash his opposition to Black History Month, the Geek goes over relevant news stories from the last year.
Black Heritage 2012
This year, the Unapologetic Geek uses Black History Month to talk about the appeal to racism.
Black Heritage 2013
The news media reflects and encourages racial anxiety in America, which is obvious if you look at the story of Trayvon Martin.
Black Heritage 2014: The War on Language
When we put all our energy into declaring war on our own words, we aren't solving any real problems.
Black Heritage 2015: The Identity Politic
Tribal affiliations should not matter when measuring individual success.
Black Heritage 2016: Oscars So Political
Forget Black History Month; the real race problem is the Academy Board of Governors, apparently.
Black Heritage 2017: The Lives that Matter
Putting people in boxes and assigning values to each is how we got into this mess.
Can't Let Go, Must Collect More
Our government has a severe hoarding disorder, evidenced by its refusal to let go of its programs as our national debt spirals out of control.
The Casey Anthony Verdict: A Triumph for the American Legal System
Despite outrage from the court of public opinion, the Casey Anthony verdict is a vindication that our legal system still works.
Chill the Hell Out, America
If you can't accept the results of a fair election, you are more problem than solution.
Don't Kill Me for Being Right
Does freedom require social responsibility, or does free speech entail tolerating the worst that people have to say?
The False Premises of the HHS Mandate
Does the federal government have the power to protect women's rights through executive mandate?
Fear and Free Expression
The Geek discusses the responsibilities that come with free speech and the fear and intimidation that can result.
Ferguson Revisited
With the release of the DOJ report, the problems in Ferguson are more apparent than ever.
The GOP Needs to Denounce Trump (Before It's Too Late)
Donald Trump is close to winning the Republican nomination for president, which is the worst thing that could happen to the GOP.
Health Care Pretzel Logic
The Democratic Party's defense of the Affordable Care Act goes against some of the party's most fundamental principles.
Healthcare Summit Live Special
The Geek offers realtime thoughts on the bipartisan healthcare summit of February 25, 2010.
The "Historic" Budget Deal is Meaningless
Is the 2011 federal budget an unprecedented compromise--a huge deal to be praised--or is it an example of people making a big deal out of nothing?
Historic St. Louis Flooding is Manmade
Stuck indoors with nothing else to occupy himself, the Geek looks to current flooding for an elegant example of cause and effect.
How the President Saved the World
A moron's guide to the debt ceiling fight.
I Was Wrong about Racism in America
Overt racism is alive, well, and thriving in America, and I can't argue otherwise anymore.
In Defense of Homeschooling: The Story of John Freshwater
Is the story of disgraced science teacher John Freshwater a case of academic oppression or an argument for homeschooling?
In Need of a Doctrine: On America's Response to ISIS and the Invasion of Ukraine
Americans are being beheaded for all to see and Russia is aggressively expanding its empire. What can we do about that?
Internet Karma, Hacktivism, and the New Paradigm
The Internet is a harsh mistress for some and a kind distributer of fame for others. What will happen when it starts spreading its influence on a grander scale?
The IRS Does Not Need More Money
The public sector just doesn't understand the value of a few billion dollars.
It's George Wallace All Over Again
Kim Davis' stand against same-sex marriage is eerily similar to a 1963 protest against desegregated schools.
Let's Not Turn Away the Huddled Masses
The America I know is neither xenophobic nor isolationist.
Middle School Narcissists: What TV Reflects about the Coming Generation
According to a new study of popular television, our children have become more self-absorbed than ever.
Missouri Democrats Aren't Acting Very Democratic
Missouri Democrats are using a filibuster to keep people from voting on a proposed constitutional amendment.
Modest Suggestions for the Next American Revolution
The Geek offers his ideas for how to fix some of America's core problems when the time eventually comes to write a new constitution.
The Most Untenable Position: Obama on the Supreme Court
No matter what the Supreme Court has to say about PPACA, the president has just taken the most untenable position possible.
Much Ado About RFRA
Now that it's finally illegal to be gay in Indiana, why are so many people upset?
A Nation of Minorities
Once you agree that fairness is relative, you start down the slippery slope of treating everyone with inequality.
On the Confederate Flag
Apparently, everyone is required to have an opinion.
On the Deep State
Corruption is neither a conspiracy theory nor a partisan issue.
On Entitlement, Austerity, and Julia
The problem is more sociological than social.
On Ferguson
The Geek weighs in on police abuses, racial tension, and the temerity of rioters.
On Gay (and Lesbian) Marriage
In light of a recent California State Senate decision, the Unapologetic Geek weighs in on whether homosexuals should be allowed to marry.
On Gun Control
Guns, gun control, and the Second Amendment continue to be controversial issues in America today. The Unapologetic Geek shares his views.
On Protected Classes and Discrimination in the Workplace
Protected classes are a valuable tool against discrimination, but they can easily be abused or taken to ridiculous extremes.
On Secession
Breaking away from the federal government is not the way to end an argument.
Our Rights and the Constitution
The United States Constitution and Bill of Rights are all too often distorted by politicians of all stripes.
The Politics of Hate
Political discourse is far too angry in the United States today. We can do better.
The Problem with Balance: Why Both Sides is a Bad Strategy
Even if there are two sides to every story, that does not mean that all perspectives deserve equal attention.
The Pulse Reaction: When Tragedy Meets Politics
There's a fine line between trying to improve things and exploiting people's grief to further your own agenda.
Republicans and Ebola
People on the right need to chill the hell out about Ebola.
The Senate Acts Like 2014 Didn't Happen
With the highway spending bill drama unfolding in the U.S. Senate, the GOP leaders are indistinguishable from Democrats.
Shocking Hypocrisy from the Right and the Left
The Geek discusses the recurring hypocrisy of the two-party system and advocates Libertarianism.
The Shutdown Blame Game
Today marks the start of the first partial government shutdown in seventeen years, and all anybody wants to talk about is who's to blame.
Stop the Omnibus, I Want to Get Off
The U.S. Congress' penchant for enormous, all-in-one spending bills is doing violence to our democratic republic.
The Supreme Court's Teaching Moment on "Judicial Activism"
The two big Supreme Court cases last week reveal hypocrisy and inconsistency all around.
Violent Rhetoric & Civil Discourse: Democrats vs. the Tea Party
President Obama and Democratic leaders simply refuse to live up to their own standards of polite debate.
Welcome to the Nanny State, Ladies and Gentlemen
Proposals to ban body sprays and perfume are the predictable results of existing legislation to control our vices, and it should worry every fan of freedom.
What Does Ukraine Have to Do with Edward Snowden?
It's time we discuss the possibility that Snowden has been helping Moscow to pull off its recent power grab.
Why I'm Rooting for Herman Cain
After much contemplation, I have settled on the candidate I would pick if I were to vote in the Republican primaries next year.

REVIEWS

2008 Fall/Winter Movies
The Geek reviews eleven movies released in the last stretch of 2008.
2008 Summer Movies
The Geek reviews Iron Man, Prince Caspian, The Incredible Hulk, Wall-E, Wanted, Hancock, Hellboy II, The Dark Knight, and The X-Files: I Want to Believe.
Album Review: Enigma: Seven Lives Many Faces
Michael Cretu proves with his seventh Enigma album that his work is still relevant and important, even if they don't play his stuff on the radio anymore.
Album Review: Hybrid: Disappear Here
The latest album by the British electronica group Hybrid, Disappear Here, might be their best work to date.
Book Review: Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Thanks to his new iPhone and Audible, the Unapologetic Geek has gotten a chance to listen to a sci-fi classic.
Book Review: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom is being hailed as the modern Great American Novel, so important that even the president is reading it. Does the Geek agree?
Book Review: The Hidden Reality by Brian Greene
Author E. Magill reviews the latest from Brian Greene and discusses the possibility of multiple universes.
Book Review: Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal
The Unapologetic Geek, a stay-at-home dad himself, reviews Scott Benner's Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad.
Book Review: The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Geek reviews Justin Cronin's The Passage, 2010's must-read about a post-apocalyptic future riddled with vampires.
Book Review: The Twelve by Justin Cronin
Justin Cronin's follow-up to The Passage is good, but it can't seem to escape its fate as the second book in a trilogy.
Book Review: What is the What by Dave Eggers
Dave Eggers' latest book chronicles the true story of Valentino Achak Deng, a Sudanese Lost Boy who went through the unimaginable to make it to America.
The Godzilla Reviews
The Geek kicks off Godzilla month by reviewing all 28 Toho Godzilla movies (along with that American imposter from '98).
Inside the Seventh Circle of Reality TV Hell with The Colony
Now that fall television has finally started again, I can admit something embarassing: over the summer, I watched the entire second season of The Colony.
The James Bond Reviews
The Unapologetic Geek reviews all 24 (Eon-produced) James Bond movies to date.
Mini-Reviews 8/31/09
The Geek reviews Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Time Traveler's Wife, Knowing, Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, and The Year of Living Biblically.
Movie Review: 10 Cloverfield Lane
Alfred Hitchcock meets Rod Serling in this 'spiritual sibling' to 2008's most successful giant monster flick.
Movie Review: Avatar
It's ironic that something so groundbreaking can also be mind-numbingly unoriginal.
Movie Review: The Avengers
After years of anticipation, Marvel's ensemble epic is finally here. Is it worth the wait?
Movie Review: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Severely flawed but beautifully shot, DC's long-awaited cinematic title bout is a mixed bag of awesomeness and mediocrity.
Movie Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America returns for his second stand-alone movie, and the Geek is pleased.
Movie Review: Cloverfield
Is J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated monster movie worth the price of admission, or is it just a rehash of Godzilla and The Blair Witch Project?
Movie Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Apes and man go to war.
Movie Review: Ex Machina
Ex Machina is one of the most intelligent and gorgeously shot science-fiction films in recent memory.
Movie Review: Godzilla (2014)
After the long build-up here at emagill.com, it's safe to say my expectations for Godzilla's latest entry were high, and yet they were still exceeded.
Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard
Does the Die Hard formula translate well in Russian?
Movie Review: The Hunger Games
It's breaking serious box office records, but does The Hunger Games deserve its popularity?
Movie Review: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Does Indiana Jones belong in a museum, or does the new movie prove that he can live on in the 21st Century?
Leatherface (2017) - Movie Review
Does this prequel to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre honor or insult the late Tobe Hooper's legacy?
Movie Review: Man of Steel
Is Zack Snyder's Superman reboot a fresh start for DC like Batman Begins, or is it a catastrophic failure like Green Lantern?
Movie Review: Mr. Brooks
Kevin Costner as a serial killer? I just had to check this one out.
Movie Review: Pacific Rim
Is Guillermo del Toro's giant-robots-versus-giant-monsters epic as much fun as it looks?
Movie Review: Pandorum
The Geek takes a look at the latest sci-fi/horror flick from Paul W.S. Anderson.
Movie Review: Riddick
After so many years, can Vin Diesel's Riddick continue to be an endearing and entertaining sociopath?
Movie Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Is this latest attempt to reboot Planet of the Apes another failure, or is it a clever new take on a beloved franchise?
Movie Review: Robocop (2014)
It's finally arrived, and now the Geek must decide if the Robocop reboot does not, in fact, suck.
Movie Review: Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Does Guy Ritchie's action-heavy reboot of Sherlock Holmes do justice to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero?
Movie Review: Shin Godzilla
Japan's latest Godzilla film is about as subtle as an earthquake, a tsunami, and a nuclear meltdown, but it is remarkably effective.
Movie Review: Star Trek
Does J.J. Abrams' reboot of Star Trek live up to expectations, or is it just another nail in the coffin for Paramount's floundering flagship franchise?
Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness
The Unapologetic Geek (and Trekkie) offers two reviews for Star Trek Into Darkness: one without spoilers, and one with.
Movie Review: Thor
Does Thor live up to the expectations set by Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk? The Unapologetic Geek weighs in.
Movie Review: Transcendence
A thoughtful take on artificial intelligence and the singularity is mired by poor choices.
Movie Review: Vantage Point
Vantage Point is a movie about a presidential assassination attempt from multiple points of view. Is it a gimmicky failure or a fun ride?
Movie Review: X-Men: Apocalypse
It's not perfect, but it sticks the three-point landing.
The Movies of 2010
The Geek reviews Alice in Wonderland, Book of Eli, Harry Potter 7, Inception, Iron Man 2, Jackass 3D, Predators, Prince of Persia, Splice, and TRON: Legacy
The Movies of 2011
The Unapologetic Geek reviews ten of 2011's biggest films.
The Movies of 2012
The Geek reviews The Hunger Games, Mirror Mirror, Lockout, The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, The Bourne Legacy, Skyfall, and The Hobbit.
The Movies of 2013
The Geek reviews Evil Dead, Oblivion, Iron Man 3, World War Z, Catching Fire, The Desolation of Smaug, and more.
The Movies of 2016
The Unapologetic Geek reviews Star Trek Beyond, Suicide Squad, Arrival, Assassin's Creed, Deadpool, and more.
Slasher Summer: The Child's Play Reviews
Can an evil doll really deserve to be lumped in with the likes of Freddy and Leatherface? Yes, yes he can.
Slasher Summer: The Friday the 13th Reviews
The Slasher Summer moves to Crystal Lake to study the legacy of one Jason Vorhees.
Slasher Summer: The Halloween Reviews
The Unapologetic Geek's Slasher Summer kicks off with a review of every movie in the Halloween franchise (so far).
Slasher Summer: The Hellraiser Reviews
Pinhead isn't a traditional slasher villain, but he sure knows how to rack up a body count.
Slasher Summer: The Nightmare on Elm Street Reviews
This week, we leave Michael Myers behind and say hello to the undead child murdering burn victim who stalks your dreams: Freddy Kreuger.
Slasher Summer: The Texas Chainsaw Reviews
This week, we look at one of the most intense--but also one of the most problematic--slasher franchises of all time.
TV Review: The 2008-2009 Season
The Geek reviews the most recent seasons of 24, Dollhouse, Heroes, House, Lost, and Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles.
TV Review: The 2009-2010 Season
The Geek reviews the latest seasons of 24, Criminal Minds, Heroes, House, Lost, and V.
TV Review: Daredevil, Season 2
The Punisher and Elektra highlight a strong sophomore effort from Netflix's flagship Marvel series.
TV Review: The Defenders, Season 1
They're no Avengers, but they have their moments.
TV Review: Heroes, Volume 3
Though the show has fallen in ratings and popularity, the Unapologetic Geek still finds things worth loving about NBC's Heroes.
TV Review: The Hollow Crown
Do Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, and Tom Hiddleston bring new life to Shakespeare in the recent BBC adaptation of the Henriad?
TV Review: Inhumans, "The First Chapter"
It's real bad, you guys. Real, real bad.
TV Review: Iron Fist, Season 1
The final Defender has at last debuted on Netflix, but does Danny Rand belong in the same league as Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage?
TV Review: Lost, Season 4
Flashforwards, constants, a cabin, a freighter, and the Oceanic Six: Season 4 of ABC's hit show Lost had plenty to chew on.
TV Review: Mob City
Frank Darabont takes a shot at an L.A. noire.
TV Review: The Strain, Season 1
Guillermo del Toro tackles vampires in the latest FX series from Carlton Cuse.
TV Review: The Strain, Season 2
The second season of The Strain is good enough to please fans, but that's about it.

EVERYTHING ELSE

Are the Cosmic Entities Coming to MCU Phase 3?
Things are about to get metaphysical in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Bananaman's Valentine's Day Playlist
Bananaman comes out of retirement to offer you a list of appropriate songs to celebrate this most wretched of holidays.
Black Friday is Destroying Thanksgiving
I'd rather give thanks for what I have than trample people for stuff I don't need.
Could Planet Hulk Be in the Works?
The Geek discusses the rumor that Marvel Studios is secretly planning a movie based on Planet Hulk.
Fan Hatred: When Geeks Get Too Critical
Why is it that geeks and fanboys become more virulent towards the thing they love than everybody else?
Metropolis Reborn
With the rumblings of a big budget Hollywood remake of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, the question is raised: who should direct, and who should star in it?
Notes from Age of Ultron
The Geek shares his fresh thoughts after seeing The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Notes from Darth Plagueis
The Geek has read the Star Wars Legends novel by James Luceno and weighs in on its implications for the future of Star Wars.
On Shylock
Shylock, with all of his antisemitic overtones, is one of Shakespeare's most problematic characters, but he also set the stage for the greatest writer who ever lived.
Slasher Summer: How to Make a Slasher Flick
Just follow these five, easy steps and you'll be dining with movie stars in no time.
Trailer Overload
With movie trailers exploding over the Internet, here's the Geek's take on Captain America: Civil War, Star Trek Beyond, and more.
What Inception is About
Critics posit that Christopher Nolan's Inception has no deep artistic meaning, but the Unapologetic Geek begs to differ.
Why 2014's RoboCop Might Not Suck
The Geek is willing to risk disappointment to explain why he is cautiously optimistic about the upcoming RoboCop remake.
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