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Thomas Mariani is a born geek, with a bit of nerd mixed in here & there. A native of the (less) swampy parts of Florida, Thomas has always been a fan of films, television & other sources of media ever since he was a child, having been raised on Jim Henson, Star Wars and the basic cable cartoons of the ’90s & ’00s. He already has experience writing and podcasting about pop culture, which you can read/listen to on sites like Widescreen Warrior, TvTalk, and Doc Rotten or on Twitter as @NotTheWhosTommy

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I’m All Out Of Love #12: The X-Men Films

0 Submitted by on Thu, 02 June 2016, 10:00
In a cinematic landscape full of superheroes that have been completely rebooted, the X-Men franchise is the only example of a film series clinging to the past style of filmmaking. Despite having a semi-revamp in the form of the recent films First Class, Days of Future Past and this past weekend’s Apocalypse, a few of the earlier cast members (namely Hugh Continue Reading...
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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut: A Super Gem

0 Submitted by on Thu, 24 March 2016, 14:01
Alternative versions of films rarely improve upon things. Whether it’s a director’s cut filled with extra scenes that were probably cut for a reason, an extended television version that puts in deleted scenes for the sake of cutting out censorable material or a version that the producers nearly put out to make things more commercial, alternative cuts usually take more Continue Reading...
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Sausage Party Trailer Reaction

2 Submitted by on Tue, 15 March 2016, 11:00
When I first heard Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were doing an animated film called Sausage Party, I got nervous. While being a decent fan of their collective work, I worried that a film like Sausage Party would… well, just be dick jokes. They’re prone to write them, Rogen’s not apposed to dishing them out, the main characters are phallic shaped.  Hell, the Continue Reading...
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Deadpool and the Future of R-Rated Blockbusters

2 Submitted by on Thu, 18 February 2016, 14:00
Deadpool is a runaway success. That’s a weird sentence to hear, isn’t it? If one had told me in 2009 – a comic book novice at the time turned rather casual comic book peruser of today – that the guy without a mouth Ryan Reynolds played in X-Men Origins: Wolverine would not only get his own movie, but that it would be Continue Reading...
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I’m All Out of Love #11: American Horror Story

1 Submitted by on Mon, 18 January 2016, 11:01
Welcome back to “I’m All Out Of Love,” in which I take a pop culture subject (film series, director, actor, television show, etc) and dissect how my ‘love’ of them from early on slowly dwindled and what my current stance on them is. Horror on television has had a pretty significant boom recently. Shows like Hannibal, Penny Dreadful, Bates Motel and several others have Continue Reading...
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