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J.C. Macek III
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J.C. Maçek III is the creator of WorldsGreatestCritic.com, has acted in film, television and on stage and holds a degree in English Literature from LSU. Follow him on Twitter @Kneumsi.


Features

Thursday, November 6 2014

The Uncontrollable Nick Oliveri in His Own Words

The bad boy of rock and the badass of metal. This is Nick Oliveri without a filter.


Wednesday, November 5 2014

Just Pick Up the Guitar: An Interview with Aerosmith's Joe Perry

Joe Perry continues to just pick up that guitar and create songs and has no intention of stopping, proudly saying "I might as well put them out because I've got more coming!"


Sunday, October 26 2014

From Time Travel to Sword and Sandal: 'The Planet of the Apes' Films They Almost Made

Love the Apes or hate them, you should see what they almost threw at us!


Thursday, September 19 2013

The Changing Face of Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On September 24th, 2013, the great creator of Buffy, Angel and Firefly, Joss Whedon, will unveil his newest show on the ABC Network: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Reboot to the Head: A Comicbook-based Analysis of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

A solid film, but a solid Superman? A comparison between the latest version and the collective and popular history of Superman is most certainly warranted, especially with some of the more surprising aspects of Zack Snyder's “reboot to the head" that is The Man of Steel.


Columns

Monday, November 3 2014

Sequels, Monsters, Robots, Heroes and Apes (Oh My!): Year Two of 'The Next Reel'

What does Tom Petty think of Cylons? What does the Polar Bear from LOST know about CPR? Why does everyone think this author is a produce clerk?


Sunday, August 10 2014

Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Laughing Stock to Box Office Gold

After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory?


Sunday, August 3 2014

Origin of the Species: 'Planet of the Apes' from Page to Screen

Humankind once laughed at The Planet of the Apes -- until it became a critically acclaimed artistic endeavor and had an Academy Award category created for it. Now who amongst us is laughing?


Sunday, June 15 2014

The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 3: Our Universe(s) at War

Suddenly, movies from all walks of the Marvel Universe began to rage against the big screen with three distinct universes vying for control of box office gold.


Sunday, June 8 2014

The Rise Fall and Rise of Marvel Comics on Film Part 2: The Road Out of Development Hell

The story is far from over for The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man, but what of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What of the incredible saga of all of those also-ran comic book films?


Reviews

Wednesday, December 3 2014

Comics Are Not Just an American Artform…

Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present is an informative and well-written exploration of worldwide comics. Yet it attempts to cover too much, and it will leave you wanting more.


Sunday, November 30 2014

'Venus in Fur' Blurs the Lines Between Character, Actor, and Director

Roman Polanksi's adaptation of David Ives' play is a layered film where the true identity of its characters, including Polanski himself, is constantly being interrogated.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

'Mystery Science Theater 3000: Turkey Day Collection (XXXI)' Is Comedy Worth Being Thankful For

Featuring episodes from both Comedy Central and the Sci-Fi Channel, this Turkey Day Collection is a feast for comedy fans.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

Pink Floyd: The Endless River

On The Endless River, Pink Floyd sounds as strong as it did during some of its best years. On this almost entirely instrumental album, however, the lyrics are sorely missed.


Monday, November 3 2014

In 'Maleficent', Angelina Jolie Channels Shakespeare's Richard III

Like the great antiheroes of history, Angelina Jolie's seductive performance as Maleficent gets you to root for her even as she commits acts of evil.


To a Cemetery Go! [30.Dec.13]
SQÜRL: EP #2 [5.Dec.13]
SQÜRL:EP #1 [29.Jul.13]
Anthrax: Anthems [27.May.13]

Blogs

Friday, January 17 2014

Reign of the Adequate Man... Part 1: When no other hero will “do”.

"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.


Monday, December 16 2013

A Day One Look at the Xbox One

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?


Friday, November 15 2013

How to Replace Iron Man (Without Really Trying)...

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?


Friday, November 8 2013

Thor WHO? It's Beta Ray Bill!

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?


Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Captain America That Wasn't…

“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.


To Be Continued... On Affleck Being Batman (Graphic Novelties) [27.Aug.13]
The Lost in Space Family Robinson Part II (Graphic Novelties) [26.Jun.13]
The Lost In Space Family Robinson (Graphic Novelties) [4.Jun.13]
The Daredevil You Don't Know: The Original (Graphic Novelties) [30.Apr.13]
The Name of the Rose: The Journey of Grendel (Graphic Novelties) [29.Mar.13]
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