Non-Fiction

Grand Wizardry: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Lovecraft Country Episodes 1 & 2 | Locus Online | Avid science fiction reader and down-low nerd Atticus Freeman AKA “Tic” (Jonathan Majors) returns to Chicago from the Korean War and a stint in Florida to find that his father has gone missing.

Die, Repeat, Live: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Palm Springs | Locus Online | What’s this? Locus reviews a rom-com? Well, how does an infinite time loop and random dinosaurs grab you?

Live, Die, Repeat: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss The Old Guard | Locus Online | Charlize Theron, as Andy, anchors a squad of immortal mercenaries in The Old Guard, a movie based on Greg Rucka’s graphic novels of the same name.

Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Review The Dead Lands and Tales from the Loop | Locus Online | Theaters remain closed.

Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Review Upload and Motherland: Fort Salem | Locus Online | Josh: Well, theaters are still closed, and most of the movies we were scheduled to review have been pushed back to the end of the year or 2021.

Brotherhood and Magitech: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Onward | Locus OnlineIn a high-fantasy-inspired world, elven brothers Ian (voiced by Tom Holland) and Barley (Chris Pratt) undertake a quest; they’re looking for the Phoenix gem, which will bring back their dead father for one last day.

Sufficiently Advanced Tech Bros Are Indistinguishable from Dark Magicians: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Bloodshot | Locus Online | Based on the Valiant comic book series of the same name, Bloodshot is about a US Marine, Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel), who is brought back from the dead through the application of nanotechnology, which endows him with superhuman abilities.

Visible Only by Gaslight: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss The Invisible Man | Locus Online | Josh: This is “Gaslight: The Movie”. Arley: The first thing he does when he’s invisible is turn up the gas on the stove. Metaphor?!

Homicide Squad: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn | Locus Online | Infamous DC Comics character Harley Quinn (née Harleen Frances Quinzel) changes out of her manic pixie dream girl role for Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

“VIOLET, YOU’RE TURNING VIOLET, VIOLET!” Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Color Out of Space | Locus Online | This adaptation of the 1927 H.P. Lovecraft short story stars Nicolas Cage as Nathan Gardner, who lives in a secluded area of New England with his wife…

“There’s Always a Bigger Fish”: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Underwater | Locus OnlineArley: THEY KILLED THE BLACK GUY!

Robots and Nonsense: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Locus Online | Tim Pratt, via Twitter: Two things they got a lot of in Star Wars is droids and shit that don’t make no sense.

Another Future Rolls off the Assembly Line: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Terminator: Dark Fate | Locus Online | This review doesn’t need to lead with much of a recap, because you’ve seen it all before: evil AI sends a killer robot back in time to assassinate the future savior of humankind.

Great Clown Pagliacci Is in Town Tonight: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Joker | Locus Online | Simply put, Joker is the story of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) and his transition from sadsack to supervillain.

Look Out! Here Comes the Spider-Clown: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss It Chapter Two | Locus Online | Chapter two of Stephen King’s epic horror story opens 27 years after the members of the Losers Club defeated Pennywise the Clown in 2017’s It.

Teenagers Scare the Living Hell Out of Me: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Review Brightburn | Locus Online | Although it’s easiest to describe Brightburn as “Superman, but evil,” it’s a mistake to think of it as a superhero movie.

Spidey International: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Spider-Man: Far From Home | Locus Online | The continuing adventures of Tom Holland’s Spider-Man! 

Everything Will Be Explained If You’ll Just Look Right Here: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Men in Black: International | Locus Online | It’s been 22(!) years since the release of Men in Black, a stretch of time that encapsulates three sequel movies and an animated TV show, and throughout it all the original film has held up as the strongest installment of the franchise.

Hail Hydra! Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Godzilla: King of the Monsters | Locus Online | Godzilla: King of the Monsters has a lot of things in it that will please Godzilla fans, and plenty that will piss them off.

Necromancing the Stones: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Avengers: Endgame | Locus Online | Previously, on the Avengers: Thanos (Josh Brolin) used the Infinity Gauntlet to murder half of all living creatures in the universe.

Hey, Mr. Wizard! Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Shazam! | Locus Online | With a single magic word, troubled youth Billy Batson (Asher Angel) gains the ability to transform into a superhero adult (Zachary Levi) and back again.

Rabbit, Run: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Us | Locus Online | From Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out, comes Us — a new horror film…

With Great Power Comes Great Fun: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Captain Marvel | Locus Online | It is the distant future: 1995.

Not All Who Wander: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss The Wandering Earth | Locus Online | Cixin Liu’s Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy (The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, and Death’s End) established him to audiences as a writer of Big Idea stories, eliciting comparisons to Arthur C. Clarke.

Back to the ’80s: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Bumblebee | Locus Online | For anyone dreading another Michael Bay explosion-fest, don’t worry.

Caught in a Web of Wonder: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse | Locus Online | Arley: This movie is so good that even though you know the basic plot-points of a Spider-Man story (and everyone knows the basic Spider-Man plot) it’s still massively entertaining.

“That’s Something You Can’t Unsee”: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Bird Box | Locus Online | Josh: When we reviewed A Quiet Place earlier this year, I said that it reminded me of Josh Malerman’s book Bird Box. What do you think? Fair comparison?

A Burden to Watch: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald | Locus Online | We usually start these reviews with a summary, trying to give a sense of what the movie is about without spoiling any important moments. Spoiler: the storyline is too boring to be relayed.

Eddie Brock Presents the Brock Show Starring Eddie Brock: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Venom | Locus Online | Brock is infected by the symbiote named Venom (voiced by Hardy), which [battles him for control of his own body] [gives him a serious case of alien limb syndrome]. 

More Victims, More Mutilations: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss The Predator | Locus Online | Somewhere in the Central American jungle, Army Ranger sniper Quinn McKenna (Boyd Holbrook) encounters a crashed Predator escape pod.

Unevolved: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss The Meg | Locus Online | Josh: So, about the title of this review. What do you think of, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” or is that too easy?

Because “Quantum!”: Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Ant-Man and the Wasp | Locus Online | If Scott Lang is a stand-in for the viewer, then he seems to constantly be thinking, What are we doing? And,why are we doing this? Good questions. What are we watching? And, why are we watching this?

Take a Bao: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Incredibles 2 | Locus Online | Before we can talk about Incredibles 2 we have to talk about Bao.

Is An Unkillable Hero Worth Watching? Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss Deadpool 2 | Locus Online | Deadpool 2 continues the zany adventures of a smart-ass, smart-mouth mutant mercenary (Ryan Reynolds) whose powers are superhuman regeneration, looking melted, and being meta.

Flow, My Tears: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Avengers: Infinity War | Locus Online | So. Avengers.

SHH! Arley Sorg and Josh Pearce Discuss A Quiet Place | Locus Online | In this post-apocalyptic film, a couple raises their family while being stalked by blind monsters that hunt entirely by sound. Silence is the only defense, and any noise is fatal.

Wakanda Forever: Josh Pearce and Arley Sorg Discuss Black Panther | Locus Online | Wakanda! A land of secrets.

Pizza Night | Lip Service West, Chapter 14 | So here we are, you and I, sitting on the side of the Interstate just outside of Phoenix, trying to hitchhike to Tucson—one desert shithole to another.

6 Modern Technologies Animals Invented Millions of Years Ago | Cracked.com | Our species takes a lot of pride in technology, to the point that it’s pretty much the one thing we lord over all the others. But maybe we’re too quick to pat ourselves on the back…

6 Things That Shouldn’t Explode (But Did Anyway) | Cracked.com | Michael Bay is right: Somewhere, right now, something is exploding.