J.C. Maçek III is an actor, writer, producer and musician based in Southern California. He is the author of the brand new novel Seven Days to Die: A Jake Slater Mystery. His new novel [Cargo] will be published January 2018 by Bloodhound Books. Follow him on Twitter @Kneumsi and on WorldsGreatestCritic.com.
The Way Is the Goal: A Revealing Talk with KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko | 16 Aug 2017 // 10:00 PM
"I was not musically inclined to begin with," says Konietzko, "I came to music from a technical point of view. Like ‘How do you make sounds like this. How do you make dub reggae?’"
Mainstream Darko: Director Richard Kelly on Building His Own Sandbox | 2 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM
Much as Donnie Darko claimed widespread fame by defying both convention and expectation, Kelly is fighting to bring the mainstream to him on his own terms.
Adding Spice Amid the Chaos, an Interview With Faith No More's Billy Gould | 14 Oct 2016 // 3:15 AM
Faith No More's producer, songwriter and bassist on the songwriting craft, the re-release of their first album, and the real reasons behind guitarist Jim Martin's departure.
Hidden City to Hidden Cities: An Interview with the Cult's Billy Duffy | 3 Oct 2016 // 9:00 PM
Wrapping up a blazing tour supporting new album Hidden City, The Cult's Billy Duffy reflects on the band's dynamic, their style, and how best to irritate the critics.
Adventure and Discovery: An Academic Discussion With Bad Religion's Greg Graffin | 23 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM
PopMatters talks with Bad Religion's Greg Graffin about his new book The Population Wars, his life as a Doctorate-holding punk singer, enlightenment, society, music, and science.
Supremium: Image Comic's Less "Awesome” Superman //19.Jun.13
The Best Comic Book Moments in 2012 Movies //7.Jan.13
Abandoned 'Star Wars' Plot Points, Episode I: The Ties That Surround Us, Bind Us and Penetrate Us //12.Aug.12
Fans Killed the Magic of Mystery in Hollywood Films | 16 May 2017 // 7:45 AM
The Force is no longer mysterious. We've demanded to know everything about Logan’s history at the expense of his mystery. Hollywood complies. The magic is dead.
Spy for Sale: What Does the Future Hold for the James Bond Series and for Bond Himself? | 27 Apr 2017 // 9:30 PM
With Sony's 007 contract expired, we take a tongue-in-cheek look at how very differently the Bond films might take shape under different studios.
Turkeys from Turkey: The Best Bad Films on the Globe | 8 Mar 2017 // 9:30 PM
Turkey has a rich cultural tradition in film, but lax copyright standards and low budgets led to some very bad rip off films that are funnier than ever today.
What Happens When Happy Shows Turn All X-Files on You? | 11 Jan 2017 // 9:00 PM
From The Brady Bunch to M*A*S*H, what do we do when our favorite TV shows spawn shockingly dark offspring?
The Future and Past of Batman, Superman, Fantastic Four and Hunger Games | 28 Nov 2016 // 9:30 PM
Can Batman and Superman save the DCEU or will their efforts fail, again? These and other The Next Reel speculations, past, present and future.
Instantly Familiar: Hollywood's Great Duopolies //13.Feb.14
Vincent Price: The Poe Cycle //23.Oct.13
The Pragmatic Anarchy of the Long Take //8.Nov.12
'Gotham' Season Three's Unique Take on Batman's Origin Continues to Ramp Up the Crazy | 18 Sep 2017 // 6:30 AM
Gotham relies on its fast pace and embrace of the insane to work as the diverse and bizarre show it wants to be, but occasionally the show is too surreal for its own good.
Maybe What's Going on in 'Get Out' Is All in His Head | 23 May 2017 // 4:30 AM
This film's horror could be satire of a fish-out-of-water situation; perhaps Chris is only imagining much of what he thinks is happening, and he's just overly anxious...
Something Isn't Right with Criterion's Release of 'Something Wild' | 5 Mar 2017 // 9:44 PM
This film itself is problematic, but Criterion's Blu-ray of Something Wild has me wondering, is Criterion slipping?
In 'The Quiet Earth' The End of the World Arrives With a Whisper | 10 Jan 2017 // 9:45 PM
This cerebral drama stands up with some of the best and most original science fiction.
The Criterion Edition of 'Cat People' Leaves an indelible Impression | 9 Jan 2017 // 9:45 PM
The horror master Val Lewton is immortalized in this excellent reissue of his first (and possibly best) film, Cat People.
Is the Flash Fast Enough in Season 2? //11.Sep.16
Anthrax: For All Kings //21.Feb.16
Not This Again… 'Sinister 2' //14.Jan.16
Kiss and Kill: Vixens, Vamps & Vipers //3.Jun.15
'Blacula' Bites, but Never Sucks //7.Apr.15
John Carpenter: Lost Themes //5.Feb.15
Marilyn Manson: The Pale Emperor //21.Jan.15
Comics Are Not Just an American Artform… //3.Dec.14
'Mystery Science Theater 3000: Turkey Day Collection (XXXI)' Is Comedy Worth Being Thankful For //25.Nov.14
Pink Floyd: The Endless River //25.Nov.14
'Ghost in the Shell 25th Anniversary Edition' Is a Classic Anime Given Paltry Extras Treatment //21.Oct.14
'Seizure' Rides on Oliver Stone's Name //2.Oct.14
Comics Go Psychedelic, Then Dark… //23.Sep.14
'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' Is a Charming Collection of Anachronisms //23.Sep.14
The Art of the Author is Art Like No Other //3.Sep.14
'Quadrophenia: Live In London' Proves That the Four Sides of the Who Are Still Alive and Well //8.Jul.14
Wes Anderson and His Weird Ways Are Quite Apparent in 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou' //17.Jun.14
'Doctor Who' Minus the What, When, Why and Where //22.May.14
The Fall of The Clash Minus the Rise //18.May.14
Exploring the Depths of the 'Hill Street Blues' //13.May.14
'Marvel Encyclopedia: Updated & Expanded' Makes for an Aesthetically Stunning Visual Experience //30.Apr.14
Nine Inch Nails and Coil: Recoiled //10.Apr.14
Eric Clapton After the Collapse of Cream //20.Mar.14
You Can’t Take It with You… 'Naked As We Came' //18.Mar.14
Boz Scaggs: The Essential Boz Scaggs //20.Feb.14
'Darkman': The Face of Revenge //18.Feb.14
'Good Times': Ain’t We Lucky We Got 'Em? //12.Feb.14
Yield to Dilbert's Technical Superiority //5.Feb.14
The Beginning (and End?) of Ender on Film //30.Jan.14
The Surreal Revenge of the Sociopath //29.Jan.14
'Die, Monster, Die!' //23.Jan.14
The Students of the Temple of Ineptitude //15.Jan.14
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Box Set //9.Jan.14
'Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History' Can Be a Thrilling Journey for Those Who Dare Take It //7.Jan.14
To a Cemetery Go! //30.Dec.13
Jimi Hendrix Experience: Miami Pop Festival //11.Dec.13
I Was a Teenage Were-Cicada! //11.Dec.13
Beware the Runaway Terminatrix! //9.Dec.13
SQÜRL: EP #2 //5.Dec.13
The Mission: The Brightest Light //4.Dec.13
Soundgarden: Screaming Life / Fopp (Remastered) //26.Nov.13
Glasvegas: Later... When The TV Turns To Static //14.Nov.13
Melvins: Tres Cabrones //7.Nov.13
Arcade Fire: Reflektor //30.Oct.13
The Lasting Mystery of 'The Wall' //29.Oct.13
Paul McCartney: New //14.Oct.13
KoRn: The Paradigm Shift //9.Oct.13
Turin Brakes: We Were Here //8.Oct.13
John Frusciante: Outsides EP //23.Sep.13
The Clash: Sound System //19.Sep.13
'Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka' Tells of an Alien Invasion with Lots of Running and Screaming //15.Sep.13
Arctic Monkeys: AM //9.Sep.13
Have Mercy: 'Lord of the Flies' //6.Sep.13
'Swamp Thing' Rises out of the Swamps for a Blu-ray that Is Better than the Sum of Its Parts //5.Aug.13
In The Kentucky Fried Movie Expect the Unexpected, Exercise Total Concentwation on the Isle of Lucy //29.Jul.13
SQÜRL:EP #1 //29.Jul.13
The Impossible Girl: The Sky Is Calling //23.Jul.13
Dio: Magica (Deluxe Edition) //18.Jul.13
Beautiful But Derivative: "A1 #2" //17.Jul.13
Japanther: Eat Like Lisa Act Like Bart //14.Jul.13
Lesbian: Forestelevision //9.Jul.13
Cloud Boat: Book of Hours //8.Jul.13
Tournament of Death, Tour de Force: 'Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray' //20.Jun.13
Simple Minds: Celebrate - The Greatest Hits + //19.Jun.13
The Bunny The Bear: Stories //13.Jun.13
The Fifth Doctor vs the Grim Android Reaper: 'Doctor Who: The Visitation (Special Edition)' //4.Jun.13
'Dirty Mary Crazy Larry' & 'Race with the Devil' Have Enough Peter Fondaisms to Choke a Giraffe //3.Jun.13
Anthrax: Anthems //27.May.13
Call of the Cthulhu Nazis: "Fatale #14" //19.May.13
Neo Noir in a Flying Car: Mister X: Eviction #1 //30.Apr.13
Staying on "Message": "East of West #2" //23.Apr.13
The Fabulous Thunderbirds: On the Verge //10.Apr.13
Mad Season: Above (Deluxe Edition) //4.Apr.13
'Ooga Booga': Sometimes Bad is Just Bad //26.Mar.13
'Bates Motel': A Boy and His Mother //18.Mar.13
The Homecoming Chance: "Hellboy in Hell #4" //6.Mar.13
'Out There': More Kids in Search of Something //21.Feb.13
The Clock is Ticking in 'Zero Hour' //13.Feb.13
'Southland' Season Five: More Complex Questions //12.Feb.13
'Alpha Dogs': Training Hero Hounds //7.Feb.13
'Archer' Returns, With an Identity Crisis //17.Jan.13
Reign of the Adequate Man... Part 1: When no other hero will “do”. | 17 Jan 2014 // 6:00 AM
"To Be Continued..." has covered “all things comics” from the big heroes at Marvel and DC to the lesser known heroes at the big and small companies. This time out, JC figures that going “Ultra Indie” would be... adequate.
A Day One Look at the Xbox One | 16 Dec 2013 // 5:00 AM
“To Be Continued...” recently covered the controversy and backlash of Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman. The only 2013 reception this bad has been that of Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console. How is it?
How to Replace Iron Man (Without Really Trying)... | 15 Nov 2013 // 6:00 AM
In our last two installments “To Be Continued...” has covered the first guy to wield Captain America's shield since the original and the first guy to pick up Mjolnir besides Thor. This time... will the real Iron Man please stand up?
Thor WHO? It's Beta Ray Bill! | 8 Nov 2013 // 6:00 AM
Last time “To Be Continued...” Captain America's first replacement was explored... But nobody can replace Thor, the god in Marvel's Avengers pantheon, because nobody can pick up that hammer right? Right?
The Captain America That Wasn't… | 16 Oct 2013 // 5:30 AM
“To Be Continued...” has yet to cover Marvel Comics in any significant way. That changes today as we take on one of Marvel's biggest icons... well... sort of.