Dennis R. Upkins

Crisis On Infinite Earths: DC’s Love Letter To Its Fans

Crisis on Infinite Earths was one of the most anticipated television events of the new decade. And for good reason. A few reasons in fact. Based on Marv Wolfman’s 1985 popular DC Comics company-wide story arc, events leading up to the CW’s sixth annual Arrowverse crossover have been in play since The Flash debuted in […]

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The Magic of Maleficent

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Let us tell an old story anew, and we will see how well you know it…. Like many people I had my misgivings when Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, was released in 2014. To date none of the live action Disney fairy tale films took. Most of the adaptations have been lackluster […]

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Gail Force: An Interview With Gail Simone

There are trailblazers and there are earth scorchers. Comic book writer Gail Simone is without question the latter. Like many fans, I was introduced to Ms. Simone through her run on the DC Comics series Birds of Prey, and became an instant fan of her masterful storytelling. Watching her shatter glass ceilings and repeatedly put […]

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For The Movies: 7 LGBTQ Cinematic Gems

By Dennis R. Upkins No matter who you are, it’s probably a safe bet that finding a decent movie to watch is not unlike searching for the Holy Grail. However for LGBTQs, finding film that reflects us and our experiences in a positive and nuanced manner often feels like an exercise in futility. Because while […]

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For The Movies: An Interview With Indie Filmmaker Robert S. Evans

By Dennis R. Upkins The late Steve Jobs had a very famous quote, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”  What he meant by this is to never rest on your laurels, and always push yourself to evolve and improve. Do or be willing to keep trying to accomplish the very feats that people say cannot be done. […]

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