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Retrospective Communist Films
Only retrospectively, a few major films in the 1950s dealt with communists and the red scare as a criticism. High Noon and Dr. Strangelove all read more as conforming-related when looked at decades la...
Regulating the Movies
In the 1920s, the movie industry was under fire. In 1921, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle (American silent film actor and director) was charged with the rape and murder of actress Virginia Rappe, thus making th...
The Origin of the Movies
In the early twentieth century, the birth of the studio system was driven by technology. There was a newfound ability to make, edit and distribute moving pictures. This industry emerged the same time ...
Films That Discuss Communism
With all the political uproar shaping what Americans thought of communism, Hollywood reacted in the way it knew how to, and best: by producing movies. These films were made after the blacklisting of t...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
Dressing Up, The Geeky Way
From sedate to sexy, these amazing dresses are all you ever dreamed of in your adorable geeky heart. Maybe you’re a serious scientists or programmer; maybe you’re just extremely serious about superher...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best Gifts for Wonder Woman Fangirls
Sometimes life is an uphill battle and you just need a reminder that it’s worth fighting for. Whether you’re the one who loves everything about Wonder Woman or you’ve got a friend who idolizes her, yo...
Matt Cates2 years ago
I Think We Should Talk Midi-Chlorians
Spoiler Alerts: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars Episodes I – VII. It assumes the reader has knowledge of all those films…so if you have not seen them all, then proceed at your own risk!
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best-Known Ladies of Steampunk Cosplay
Who's ready to get your cosplay on? There is literally no branch of cosplay more creative than steampunk - the possibilities for leather, gadgets, and guns over a puffy, lacy, frilly trunkful of ladyl...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Best Little-Known Dieselpunk Movies
Just because they aren’t a household name doesn’t mean that these lesser-known dieselpunk flicks aren’t well worth the watch. If you love watching Nazi spies, katanas, Nazi zombies, tanks, Nazi robots...
Sarah Quinn2 years ago
The Most Popular Dieselpunk Movies
Dieselpunk, cyberpunk’s darker, grittier older brother, is often forgotten and cast aside in favor the goggles, gadgets, and Victorian charms of steampunk. But you’re missing out if you ignore amazing...
Patricia Sarkar2 years ago
Top RPG Video Games
If you’re looking for a good RPG to play here’s a list of some of the top RPG video games ever made. These games span decades, but they all owe something to the earliest pen and paper RPGs. The influe...
Lindsie Polhemus2 years ago
Best Antiheroes in Comics
When we’re talking about the best antiheroes in comics, we’re generally referring to the controversial bunch of “grey” folks standing strong halfway between the shiny-white heroes and abyssal-black vi...
Chelsea Pullano2 years ago
Greatest 90s Collectibles
Kids of the 90s collected the greatest, albeit weirdest, things. Every generation has its trends. Our parents had the pet rock. Millennials are not unique in the fact that their toys were weird, they ...
Peter Dill2 years ago
Original Special Effects Man Sass Bedig
Sass Bedig (1913-2000), among countless other professional distinctions, is the man who made the blood flow in most of the gory Sam Peckinpah 1970s tough guy movies. When Sam was ready to let it gush,...
Banji Ganchrow2 years ago
Video Games of the 80s
The eighties were totally awesome. Everything about them was great. The clothes, the hairstyles, the music-it was all good and uncomplicated. Truth is, any time period before everyone had their heads ...
Peter Dill2 years ago
Foreign Film History
It's getting harder and harder these days to remember that once upon a time there was such a thing as honest-to-goodness foreign films. Back before Black American Express cards and Amazon Prime, befor...
Geeks Staff2 years ago
History of Monopoly
Did you know that the game Monopoly was supposed to show players the negative aspects of private monopolies? With topics such as the stock exchange, bankruptcy, mortgaging, and jail, we probably shoul...
Geeks Staff2 years ago
Best Old School Android Games
Miss the old times when consoles rocked this world? Sega, Nintendo, and Atari struggled in the market as designers invented more and more of those cute 8-bit games. Mario, Tanks, Contra Force, and Bat...