Missing the X Factor: A Review of “The Gifted”

by T. Mack

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In this Golden Age of superhero films, TV networks have cashed in and created their own superhero empires. CW has the Arrowverse, featuring four difference superhero shows from DC. And they are adding a fifth this month. ABC and Netflix both have shows tying in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And in Fall of 2017, Fox brought a brand, new X-Men spin-off series called, The Gifted. Though this new series takes place in an alternate time-line to Fox’s X-Men films, it is still very much tied to the history and notoriety of those heroes. And while the series has its strong points, it somehow fails to quite live up to the legend of its predecessor.

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Happy New Year, Geeks!

by T. Mack

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It’s a new year, ladies and gentlemen! This is the unofficial time for us all to evaluate the past year, our love and loss, triumphs and tragedies, victories, defeats, successes and failures. It’s a time of transition, the perfect moment to decide what we want to do differently and how we want to change our future. It’s time to make promises to ourselves (that we probably won’t keep), commitments to change (that will likely not be met) and resolutions for a better life (that 95% of people break within the first week).

But here’s the thing…

Even though we often don’t manage to keep our resolutions, commitments, and promises, it’s important that we make them. Why? Because as long as we’re trying, it means we care. It means we desire to be better, which is great. Because that desire is the first step in actually becoming better. So let’s make our resolutions, our commitments, our promises for a better future. Then let’s strive to keep them and create the better future of which we dream. That is the only way the dreams can ever come true. Let’s make 2018 our year. Let’s make this new year the one when our dreams come true!

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Stay tuned every day this week for resolutions from all the Sister Geeks and find out the plans we have for 2018. Take to the comments and let us know your New Year’s resolutions. We’d love to hear from you!

A Deliciously Shallow Good Time: ‘The Greatest Showman’

by T. Mack

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Rotten Tomatoes has The Greatest Showman at a dismal 55% from the critics, but a 90% from the people. The critics are mad because this movie doesn’t even come close to telling the real story of P.T. Barnum. But then, what “inspired by a true story” movie ever really does? The people have judged this movie on it’s beauty, music, humor, and joy. The 90% rating speaks to the happiness audiences feel after watching this film. If you want history, watch a documentary. If you want a helluva show, watch The Greatest Showman!

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