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Chain Reaction: Stories Outside the (In)famous Superhero Canons


If 2000 was the year X-Men launched a wave of superhero films, then 2018 is set to be the year of the superhero blockbuster. Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, New Mutants, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Ant-Man 2, Deadpool 2, The Incredibles 2, and even Venom will hit theaters, in addition to an animated Spider-Man movie starring Miles Morales. That’s a lot.…

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Get Out of Here with That Comedy Label


Get Out, the suspenseful social commentary wrapped in the trappings of the horror genre, took the world by storm when it was released earlier this year. Audiences and critics alike were not altogether sure what to do about the blockbuster and the way it showed how reality-based horror could make an impact with movie-going audiences and on social movements. Even…

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Silver Screen Resolution: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


In 2017, I resolved to see twelve new-to-me spec fic movies in an attempt at catching up with popular culture. One movie per month, the results of watching said movie discussed at the beginning of the next month. I made myself some rules. It must be spec-fic. For review here on Spec-Chic and for myself. I just prefer it.  Science…

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Sound Off! The Shape of Water


Welcome back to Sound Off!, a semi-regular column where members of Speculative Chic gather together to chat about the latest BIG THING in entertainment. This time, embrace your differences and discuss The Shape of Water, which premiered in the United States on Friday, December 8, 2017 (wide release on Friday, December 22, 2017). Sound Off! is meant to be a reaction, but…

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