SyFy Wire: “Sonic Underground was Peak Weird Sonic”

Full disclosure: I never got Sonic the Hedgehog. I should love Sonic. I was 13 years old when the game debuted in 1991. I bought a Sega Genesis with my lawnmowing money in 1993 and played the system all the time. And yet, I found the games boring and character irritating. But when he was…

Review: The Gloriously Violent Uplift of Birds of Prey

Few titles set expectations for the movie that follows better than the full title of the new DCEU movie, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). It’s an excessive title, one that puts the ridiculous made-up word “Fantabulous” next to the incredibly important word “Emancipation.” It’s a title that gestures at a…

Tor.com: “Not My Batman” Is No Way to Go Through Life

I hate gatekeeping. I mean, I get it. I’m a straight white quiet nerdy guy born in the late 70s. I devoured Star Wars extended universe stuff, I played all the cool NES games when they were new, and I knew about Groot since before all he could say was “I am Groot.” The culture…