Tag Archives: action

Pulp Consumption: Mad Max

In 1979 something incredible happened: I was born. But seriously, that’s also the year of some amazing cinema, including Alien, The Amityville Horror, Apocalypse Now, and The Warriors, but the one I’m most enamored of is Mel Gibson’s second major … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Zork, Metal Gear, Fallout, Bioshock

Matt talked about The Witcher last week, which got me thinking about other video game series that fit the pulp aesthetic. Rather than do a deep dive on one series, and because I am far more familiar with older video … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

A few weeks back Matt discussed one version of a character known in the west as “The Man with No Name.” Akira Kurosawa wrote and directed Yojimbo, starring B&B favorite Toshiro Mifune, about a nameless ronin who moves from town … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Rafael Sabatini

Swashbuckling adventures have been popular with the general public for hundreds of years. Tales of heroic sword fighters in pitched battle against unbeatable odds go back quite literally to some of the earliest works of written literature, surviving in the tales … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Pulp Fiction

Time to address the elephant in the room. It’s been quietly sitting in the corner for the last seven months, but today it is begging me for attention. Say the words “Pulp Fiction” to most adults in America and they … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: Into the Badlands

Calling Into the Badlands pulp may be pushing the boundaries of pulp too far for some people. I’ll even admit that it’s at the edge for me, but comic books are in many ways the inheritors of pulp, and Into … Continue reading

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Pulp Consumption: John Wick

This is the first in a new series of articles to add into our rotation. After six months of weekly Pulp Appeal articles, it felt like a good time to add in a new, shorter article series, one in which … Continue reading

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