Gal Gadot on Gazongas

It started when Zack Snyder announced that Wonder Woman would be appearing in the sequel to his Man of Steel, the highly polarizing Superman movie from 2013. As eager as fans may be to see their favorite costumed heroes showing up on the big screen, they are seemingly ten times harder to please.  The moaning and…

Headshot: Alan Turing

Alan Turing Pardoned, Pussy Riot Given Amnesty–gee, thanks patriarchy!

On Christmas Eve, Elizabeth Windsor issued a royal pardon, only the fourth of her reign. Long-deceased WW2 codebreaker and international science hero Alan Turing was being pardoned for, well, being gay. For his crimes, Turing was offered a choice between two punishments: chemical castration and imprisonment. He chose castration and suffered greatly because of it. The estrogen…

Cabin Fever

Winter is a magical time. It contains a lot of holidays as we humans try in our human way to stave off the dark and the cold. One of our favorite ways to do that  — at least those of us who have to endure the bitter cold winter weather — is TV! Sadly, due…

News & Things: Happy Boxing Day!

Welcome back to News & Things! It’s a slow news day, as a lot of people are still digging into their Yule Logs, but we still have some tasty news bites for you! News Superman’s Resurgence Dashes Hopes for Shazam Movie Hoping to see Billy Batson’s Captain Marvel on the big screen? Unfortunately it may…

Stories For Not-Christmas

We’ve been Christmassy this week, but we don’t want to neglect those of you who aren’t. So we’ve put together a short (but long, really, if you count the pages) list of some of our favourite completed webcomics. In the mood for a story? Check out our recs! Scary Go Round John Allison John Allison’s…

Top Ten Holiday Movies

Ok, we lied. We’re counting down our Top 12 Holiday Movies, because we couldn’t stop at just ten. So you’ve unwrapped your gifts, had your breakfast of cookies and ‘nog, and now you’re settling in for the time-honoured tradition of avoiding your family until turkey. Have we got some distractions for you! 12. Hogfather It’s Hogswatchnight, when…

Screenshot: Gravity

New behind the scenes Gravity featurette!

Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter shared this new Gravity featurette. It’s the second piece of smart marketing/art (smartketing?) from the team behind the smash hit. The release feels like a sales push and a bit of Oscar campaigning all in one. Usually these featurettes are DVD bonuses, but this one tells us: Gravity is important; Gravity is serious;…

News & Things: Walter Mitty, Sabotaged

News Vin Diesel is Groot! Yup. He’s playing a talking tree in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. This may be the best thing he’s ever done. Of course, we here at WWAC know how to appreciate his work. Second Sabotage Trailer Is Out Evidently we’re letting Arnold make movies full time again. Wasn’t The Last Stand evidence…

Webcomics Capsules: orphans, fantasy and unicorns

Welcome to another round of webcomics short reviews! This week we have comedies and mysteries, newbies and long-runners. If you like fantasy, this is for you: disney-esque irony, fairy tales or medieval quests, they are all here. Camp Weedonwantcha KATIE RICE UPDATES: MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS GENRE: SURREAL DRAMEDY The premise of Camp Weedonwantcha is a…

Three Fall Conventions

As part of my resolution to reconnect with my geeky pursuits, I made it out to three conventions this fall: The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, GeekGirlCon, and Pure Speculation. The Edmonton Expo – Edmonton, Canada; September 28 & 29, 2013 I arrived at the new Northlands Expo Centre on a sunny autumn afternoon to find…

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