New (and exclusive) to Netflix this month, the new SciFi series Altered Carbon (developed from the series of novels by Richard K. Morgan) offers up a visually slick pilot episode with high production values and the potential for deep world-building, but little thus far signifying future character depth.Continue reading “Altered Carbon: Ep. 1.1”
Well kids, I don’t know about YOU, but I am thoroughly excited about the trailer for Westworld S2. This series was the best surprise of last year, and believe me, I am full of longer-form thoughts about it.Continue reading “Westworld S2 Trailer Drops/Meet Dr. Genre IRL”
CNN seems to have some ominous news for those of us in the Northeastern US (or perhaps this is news for another realm altogether?) this morning, with this juxtaposition of images and headline on their homepage. Stormy, with an 80% chance of wights?
Everything is fine, right…?
A conversation with the fabulously versatile painter Heather M Morris.
I first encountered Heather M Morris’s work a couple years ago, when I stumbled by chance upon her show at a coffeeshop in Somerville, MA. I made certain to find and view every painting on display before I left, and was enthralled by her skill at capturing not just the likenesses but the personalities of the genre characters she chose as her subjects.Continue reading “Interview: Heather M Morris”
Well, this is the first new series review that’s come up directly against one of our site’s most important tenets: We’re not here to trash creators or texts we don’t enjoy.Continue reading “Marvel’s Inhumans”
We recap the season two premiere of NBC’s oddball genre comedy The Good Place, a favorite around here. Season One is available on Netflix if you want to catch up.
Avast! Thar be spoilers below, you have been duly warned.Continue reading “Recap: The Good Place Ep 2.1”
No longer relegated to solely the technical achievement awards, genre television seems to be on the ascendant in critical recognition and popular buzz, and last night’s Emmy Awards reflected this trend amply, awarding some of their highest honors to the streaming dramas that dominated this season. Below, we collect the full list of genre Emmy winners for 2017.Continue reading “Genre TV Cleans Up At the Emmys”
Steven Universe ruled Boston Comic Con 2017, not just with an appearance by Zach Callison (Steven’s voice himself), but with a legion of happy cosplayers spreading joy wherever they went.Continue reading “Peace and Love on the Planet Earth”
Billed for months in advance as “Stan Lee’s Final East Coast Appearance,” the three days of Boston Comic Con last month were a veritable lovefest for Marvel’s icon, and genretastic.com was in attendance at his Friday night event.Continue reading “Stan Lee at Boston Comic Con 2017”
With DC movies as of late, it’s always better to hope for the best, but remember to keep your expectations low. That said, I walked into Wonder Woman with just that and came out kind of blown away. Was the movie perfect? No. Would I pay to see it again? Definitely. It was not only a fun movie, but the best DC film that’s come out in years. (At least, not including the animated films. But we won’t get into how rad DCAU is just right now.)
Spoilers here! Watch your eyes!Continue reading “Wonder Woman”