Author Archives: Matthew X. Gomez

Pulp Consumption: Magnificent Seven (1960)

What do you get when you remake a classic samurai movie by Akira Kurosawa, only give it an all-star Hollywood cast and set in the old West? THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN[1]! Starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, Charles … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Kings of the Wyld

What if there was a world where adventurers were treated like rock stars? Where bands of mercenaries had the kind of celebrity that our world gave groups like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, or the Beatles? And what happens when one … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Swords Against Darkness

I originally became aware of the most recent SWORDS AGAINST DARKNESS anthology from browsing Black Gate[1]. Unlike the same-named anthologies put out in the late seventies edited by Andrew Offutt, this anthology isn’t concerned exclusively with what’s current in sword … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Justified

Long Hard Times to Come JUSTIFIED was a law-and-crime show that ran for six seasons on FX, and starred Timothy Olyphant as US Marshall Raylan Givens and Walton Goggins as the criminal Boyd Crowder. The show was based off characters … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Hard Boiled

Okay, so HARD BOILED wasn’t my first exposure to John Woo’s style of film making[1], but if I have to name the one film of his I could not do without it is this, his swan song before he left … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Mad Max: Fury Road

In case you’ve been under a rock somewhere, Mad Max: Fury Road is the latest (as of 2015) installment in George Miller’s Mad Max series of films. Yes, I know it’s another movie. Yes, I know it’s post-apocalyptic. Yes, I … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: The Recursion Theorem

Earlier this year, we were given the unique opportunity to view “The Recursion Theorem,” an indie black and white film that would feel right at home in the Twilight Zone. It also claims inspiration from Asteroids (the classic video game), … Continue reading

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