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MCU vs. DCEU: Why DC Movies Are More Important Than Marvel Movies

Robert Santana
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Nine years and 15 movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Films have sought to cash in on this idea. So far they have released four movies in an effort to move forward with their own ideas of a ...

Jorge Luis Borges, the Maker

Ryan Madej
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As a long time fan of comic books, fantastical situations, and trips into the unknown, the work of Argentine literary master Jorge Luis Borges should become everyone's obsession. Why, you ask? In many...

The Truth Of Filmmaking

Junior Day
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Hollywood was once a magical place of filmmaking. The characters we love today were brought to life, our favourite stories and adventures were crafted onto the big screen. However, everything is about...

The Varangian Guard

Neal Litherland
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The Eastern Roman Empire was a place of grandeur and majesty, and Byzantium (known today as Constantinople) outlived the Western half of the empire by centuries. However, while the Eastern Empire was ...

From the Cult of Celebrity to Politics in Scottish Theatre and the Art of the Performance

Colin MacGregor
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This Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning will endeavour to highlight, examine and scrutinise the opportunities open to young performers in Scotland over the last decade. It will also examine ...

Musings of a Monster's Mind

Lyzzy Redd
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It often is not clear what slithers in the mind of a villain or monster: their primary purpose in a story is to oppose that of the hero. However, if many antagonists were reinterpreted it would lend w...

Superman: Evolution of Power

Mikayla J. Laird
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Created at the hands of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Superman is the quintessential superhero. The one that started the entire genre, inspired by circus strongmen and the fantasies of outsiders. Hero...

Electricomics

Mikayla J. Laird
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The medium we know as comic books have existed since the 1930’s. They have been described as “a technology all its own”, “that [have] been accumulating and progressing” [Kamen] ever since. Longer if y...

Homelessness in the 'House of Night' Series

Lynne Douglas
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There are many disparaging comments about homelessness, poverty, and class throughout the young adult supernatural romance series House of Night, written by the mother-daughter team P.C. Cast and Kris...

The Enigma of Miracleman

Mikayla J. Laird
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The name Alan Moore holds a lot of weight in the comic book community. Even those with only a passing interest in the subject have come across some of his work, most likely the highly rated and critic...

How Audrey Hepburn Changed The Way Hollywood Looked At Women

Alexzandria Windley
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Audrey Hepburn. We all know her name, we've all seen her movies, but did you ever stop to think how she became one of the 20th Century's leading symbols for womanhood? With her skinny waist, short hai...

Changing the Venue

Michael Eric Ross
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Netflix debuted its $60 million original movie War Machine in late May. The reviews for the Afghan War-era film starring Brad Pitt were all over the place, from mildly rapturous to downright vicious. But if a recent study is to be believed, television viewers have made a decision about changing their moviegoing habits in a way that makes Netflix and other streaming services war machines themselves. The legacy studios are not happy. In its May study of streaming video service use, Fluent LLC, a N...

The Importance of Live Theatre

Christian House
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Summer is fast approaching, and as always Hollywood is charging the gates with a plethora of fantastic blockbusters that will send moviegoers and junkies alike to cinemas across North America and all ...

Potter Pals

Lyzzy Redd
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The point in time in which one encounters Harry Potter carries a certain weight in the fandom itself. However, those who bring the story from their childhood to their adulthood years tend to retain a ...

Review of Arthur Miller's Classic Play "Death of A Salesman"

Rikki La Rouge
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Death of A Salesman is a brilliant literary classic. It tells the story of a burned out salesman named Willie Loman. Throughout the story he has a desire to live vicariously through his once high scho...

Interview with Craig Munro, Author of 'The Bones of the Past'

Geeks Staff
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"Many fantasy tropes were slain and harmed in the making of this book." This is just one of the early accolades extended to author Craig A. Munro in anticipation of his debut novel The Bones of the Pa...