C.S. Lewis on Superman and being “Christ-ey”


I will only quote Lewis towards the end, so bear with me.As I read through the negative reviews on Man of Steel from the "Christian Art Realm", I'm left scratching my head. I wonder two things; one, have any of these folks ever read a Superman comic book and two, what's with barely disguised hatred of super hero movies?Allow me to explain my questions.Arty Christian reviewers are  bashing the obvious Christ analogies in the movie. In doing so, they critique that which they don't … [Read more...]

Introducing our new Gamer and Comic Editor: Chris Bowsman

Hey Everyone,I want to introduce you to our new Gamer and Comic Editor, Chris Bowsman. The dude has taught me a thing or two about comics and gaming. Allow him to teach you.....sit at his feet and let him be the master in your geek journey.... Rogue Geek Gamer and Comic Editor: Chris BowsmanI'm a passionate disability rights advocate, sci-fi fan, and intercultural communication guy. I have cerebral palsy. I like video games. I have a master's degree in Intercultural … [Read more...]

Can Mushrooms Speak?

Humans spend hours observing the natural world to find inspiration.  We look to the other kingdoms out there in order to make our human world a better place.  As I read more and more about network surveillance, such as you see in PRISM and with the NSA, it surprises me that some super-genius hasn’t studied the effective communication of mushrooms. Yes, that’s right, mushrooms.Mushrooms have a complex communication system.  Let’s say that you have a mycelium in your yard, working its magic on … [Read more...]

Movie Reviews on Geek Goes Rogue

Now that we will be doing movie reviews on Geek Goes Rogue, I want to tell you our movie review policy.First, I'm not going to make any claims to be an "objective reviewer". I make no pretense on being a movie snob, art critic or any other label my colleagues might seem to embrace. You'll get my honest opinion. I won't hold back. But I'm not going to pretend to be one of those people who view critiquing movies as another way to express themselves in writing. I have my novels for that. You … [Read more...]

No One is Good….some musing on This is the End


(Spoiler Alert!)For Father's Day, I received a night out for a movie marathon at a local indie theater, Studio 35.Yes, I went to the movies by myself, but that's a post for another day.The movie theater is an old theater redone with flair. They show first run popular movies, art films and cool community "event" night films. This could include old time films for the kids to the ever eternal Rocky Horror Picture Show.My favorite event is Bad Movie Night and it was the second part … [Read more...]

Help me with some questions….


So, at this little press junket thingy, I get to interview the cast of The Conjuring along with director James Wan (Saw, Insidious) on video.As I'm thinking of questions to ask, I thought I would open it up to all of you, especially for your Saw-horror types that swear its one of the best horror films ever made.List your questions in the comment section and I'll pick the best ones.Here is who I'll be talking to:Patrick WilsonVera FarmigaLili Taylor/ Ron … [Read more...]

Rogue Geek Tech Editor – Let’s Go!

Welcome to my inaugural post on Geek Goes Rogue. As posted, I am Kim, the Rogue Geek Tech Editor.  Technology is an ever-changing modality that can often come back upon itself.  It is my hope to provide interesting, pertinent and up-to-date information that will give you radical street cred among other geeks. Without further ado, let’s jump in. One of the strongest memories from my childhood is reading an issue of Popular Science at a relative’s house.  Each page was an exploration into the wor … [Read more...]

Announcing our new Rogue Geek Tech Editor….


Hey Everyone,As I keep promising, we are going to keep adding features here on Geek Goes Rogue. In the next few weeks, a bunch of cool writers and editors are going to be joining us. Can't wait for you to meet them all.To that end, allow me to introduce Kim Upton, our new Geek Tech Editor.When the word geek still meant a freaky circus performer, Kim Upton was falling in love with the fascinating world of technology. At age 11 she befuddled Radio Shack employees by creating a program … [Read more...]

“Supes” and the beauty of spectacle


The years of 1977 and 1978 changed my life. The two greatest movies of my childhood came out; Star Wars and Superman. These spectacles made me want to tell stories for a living.There are more than enough Gen X'er nostalgic pieces about Star Wars. However, I've seen very few about Superman.While this meant seem unusual, we forget superhero movies used to be off limits in Hollywood (some people still wish they were). For example, Stan Lee almost went broke trying to get Marvel into the … [Read more...]

“Every artist is a cannibal…”

....every poet is a thief..."I'm not sure if you've been following the Prodigal Sam controversy. Prodigal Sam is a campus minister down in South Carolina, and has over 100,000 followers on Twitter by posting some pretty hilarious Tweets. As it turns out, some of them are riffs on other comedians stuff. Was he stealing? Was he borrowing?Who cares, you ask? Especially considering Tweets aren't exactly "Intellectual Property" like, say, a comedy special or a written book?Silly people, … [Read more...]