Review:’ X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Simply put, X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men movie to date, and a strong contender for best comic book movie as well. DOFP tackles an iconic comic book and handles it exceedingly well. It’s a daunting storyline, complicated with time travel, multiple casts and exceedingly high expectations, … Continue reading

Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’

*This review contains only minor spoilers – merely a short recap of the film’s beginning to establish context. Thor and Asgard offer Marvel it’s biggest cinematic challenge (likely until Guardians of the Galaxy) in terms of story and characters. It’s a mystical world filled aliens, realms, and strange beasts. It’s … Continue reading

Learn Something Today – ‘From the Panel to the Frame: Style and Scott Pilgrim’

Our own Chief Film Critic, Dr. Drew Morton, does more than review films for Cultural Transmogrifier. Drew also teaches the young minds at University of Texas A&M – Texarkana. His most recent visual essay breaks down barriers of film, comics, games and their overlap in storytelling through transmediation and remediation. … Continue reading

News Round-Up: Danny Boyle’s ‘Trance’ Trailer, Christopher Nolan, ‘Catching Fire’, ‘Y: The Last Man’

Trance: The first trailer for Danny Boyle’s Trance was released this morning. Starring “James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson and McAvoy plays Simon, an assistant at an auction house who masterminds an art heist and teams up with a gang of thieves, but suffers a blow to the head … Continue reading

CT’s First Anniversary – Year in Review: News

As we celebrate our first anniversary we are taking a look back at our 10 biggest hits in Features, Reviews and News. The last one is News! 1. OK Go Makes Another Amazing Video – “Needing/Getting” *This post have been viewed over 166,000 times since mid-February. 2. ‘Snow Crash’ Film … Continue reading

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Join the Cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Bryan Singer, director of the first two cinematic X-Men installments, has confirmed the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Ian McKellen as Magneto in the next X-Men film, Days of Future Past. The sequel to 2011’s X-Men: First Class will see a very direct connection between the original cast and the younger team … Continue reading

News Round-Up (Marvel Edition): ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ ‘Thor 2,’ ‘Captain America 2’

It was a big weekend for Marvel related news. Let’s get right into it. Ant-Man: Disney announced this morning that it has indeed officially greenlit Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man and it is scheduled for a Novermber 6, 2015 release. That puts it after The Avengers 2 (May 1, 2015), so it’s … Continue reading

The All-Gay Superhero Gang that Beats up Other Queers – ‘Spandex: Fast and Hard’ Reviewed

Without even knowing it, we make assumptions about people every day. This subconscious need to categorize individuals based upon our assumptions is a pretty common process. Martin Eden, the creator of Spandex: Fast and Hard, illustrates this tendency in a light-hearted way with his action league of LGBT folks in … Continue reading

Where are the Gay Superheroes: An Interview with Controversial Comic Creator Martin Eden (Spandex)

Independent comic book writer and illustrator Martin Eden has made a name for himself in recent years as the creator of Spandex, a series that introduced the world to the first notable all-gay superhero team in comicdom. Despite such a distinction, Eden is quick to point out that his series … Continue reading

‘Avengers vs X-Men: Fatality’ – The Death of… (SPOILERS WITHIN)

Marvel has been in the midst of a major storyline in Avengers vs. X-Men for the past few months. In an interview with Brian Michael Bendis, the writer of “AvX Issue #11,” he discussed the death of a MAJOR character in the story, the impact that it will have on … Continue reading