Topic: Silver Screen

  • Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution and development of graphics in digital media. Today we’ll be examining the television effects of the late ’90s, as exemplified by the series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Angel, its later spin off series. We’re also going to touch on the absolute mishandling of the remaster…

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  • No Space For Old Pilots – Making the Most of Your Effects Budget
  • Crashing Into the Uncanny Valley

    Crashing Into the Uncanny Valley

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution of graphics in media. Today we’ll be examining the computer graphics from such films as The Mummy Returns, Wolverine Origins, and X3: The Last Stand, and how they stack up to other films of the same era.

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  • Remasters, Recuts and Redubs
  • No Jobe Too Big—The Lawnmower Man
  • Evolution of Queerbaiting

    Evolution of Queerbaiting

    Welcome back to our post-millennial analysis of the current state of fandom. Today we’ll discuss queerbating. While we’ve come a long way since the time where “gay” was a dirty word, even today, pop culture carries unfortunate baggage regarding homosexuality, especially when it comes to women.

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  • Bound: Dawn of the Wachowskis

    Bound: Dawn of the Wachowskis

    Welcome back to our post-millennial analysis of the current state of fandom. With the Wachowskis both coming out as trans women, their breakout film Bound, a pulpy movie about a lesbian couple, takes on new significance in the conversation about the subversion and upholding of tropes about minorities.

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  • The Sandman, Part 2

    The Sandman, Part 2

    In this instance, we’ll explore how Gaiman revitalizes the roles of women and trans/queer characters (a segment of the comic book population which has been trampled by sexist expectations in the comic book medium previously). We will also explore how he resuscitates the roles of family identity (an age-old and worn-out theme in the hands…

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  • The Sandman, Part 1

    The Sandman, Part 1

    We owe one of the greatest sea changes in comic book history to the “British Invasion” of the 1980s and ’90s, from the likes of Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman. Watchmen and The Sandman ushered in a new era of comics as a legitimate storytelling medium, not just a shallow arena for tights-clad muscle men…

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  • Superheroes in Flux–Watchmen Part 2

    Superheroes in Flux–Watchmen Part 2

    Authorship in comics is a tricky business. Superheroes and the trajectory of their identities, more often than not, take on lives of their own. The legendary ones are written by slews of authors and drawn by dozens of different artists. At peak popularity, they go on to live in video games, movies, TV shows, and…

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