Author Archive for Jordan Poast

The King of Egos: An Interview with ‘The Comedy’ star Tim Heidecker

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In the few short years since his flagship Adult Network series, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, premiered in 2007, Tim Heidecker has established himself as the clown prince of improv awkwardness. Despite building a comfortable niche in his…

Where are the Gay Superheroes: An Interview with Controversial Comic Creator Martin Eden (Spandex)

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Independent comic book writer and illustrator Martin Eden has made a name for himself in recent years as the creator of Spandex, a series that introduced the world to the first notable all-gay superhero team in comicdom. Despite such a…

Why There is No Such Thing as a Disappointing Blockbuster

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With the summer movie season now officially in the books (make no mistake, when The Possession starts topping the charts, it’s over), critics have begun reflecting on the slate of films that have shaped 2012. As has become the trend…

‘Lawless’ Writer Nick Cave: The Lyrical Jesse James

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Despite being a legendary figure to a bevy of fans, Nick Cave has not been showered with professional accolades here in America. None of the countless enduring songs in Cage’s catalogue (including his signature piece, “Red Right Hand”) have ever…

I Love You, Now Change: Eight Film Adaptations Done Right

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Developing into one of the biggest disappointments in the last 15 years, Hollywood has seen a massive backlash in public favor for repeatedly recycling stories and iconic fiction. In this brief period, studios have managed to turn terms like “remake,”…

Don’t Eat the Rich: The Conservatism of Christopher Nolan’s Batman

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IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS WITHIN THIS ARTICLE.  Anyone who has seen The Dark Knight Rises by now must giggle at the overwhelming irony inherent in political shock jock Rush Limbaugh’s conspiracy…

The 20 Biggest Flaws of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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Concluding a beloved trilogy is an unenviable task for any filmmaker, largely because of the unrealistically high demands heaped on by fans delighting in being impossible to please. With the window of success proving to be razor thin, the third…

Calling Christopher Nolan: Six Superheroes Deserving a Dark Knight Makeover

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“The Dark Knight will change everything.” This was the consensus among American entertainment pundits after Christopher Nolan’s groundbreaking 2008 sequel to Batman Begins destroyed box office records on its way to becoming, at the time, the second highest grossing domestic…

Top Ten Companions to ‘Breaking Bad’

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For most TV addicts, waiting for a program to return from hiatus between seasons generally leads to a case of prolonged mild anxiety akin to holding in a sneeze.  However, for those enthusiasts of a select number of indelible series…

The Fall of Ripley: Gender and ‘Alien,’ Part 2

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READ PART ONE HERE. One of the most widespread misapprehensions in cinema is that any film with a female protagonist is, by definition, feminist.  While the original Alien’s popularity allowed women-centered action films to thrive, many of its successors have…