Rogue One – A Deadshirt Roundtable

Rogue One, the first of a series of Star Wars “anthology” movies adjacent to the trilogy films, arrived in theatres last week. Here’s what the scrappy rebels at Deadshirt thought. Spoilers ahead. Rogue One’s an unusual beast in that, after three despised prequels, it’s the Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Superman and Doctor Aphra!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. David Uzumeri is reading… Superman #12 Written by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Penciled by Doug Mahnke Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Black Panther, Poe Dameron, New Avengers, and more!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more.    David Uzumeri is reading… Black Panther #1 Written by Ta-Nehisi Coates Art by Brian Stelfreeze Color Art Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Films of 2015

2015 was a really strong year for movies, and I think the quality of the list below really speaks to that. While half of our ten picks for the best films of the year are sequels or reboots, there’s an obvious and important seachange evident Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Comics of 2015

Narrowing down a list of the Top 10 Comics of the Year is never easy, and looking at the list of nominations from the Deadshirt staff I was amazed at the sheer variety of titles represented. Here we have political satire, high school intrigue, superhero Read More …

Hey Let’s Talk About The Force Awakens: A Deadshirt Roundtable

In case you’re just now waking up from a coma, Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out last Thursday. Box office records were toppled. Tears were shed. Nits were picked. There was dancing in the street. Here’s what the Deadshirt crew thought of it. SPOILERS Read More …

The Brilliance of Return of the Jedi‘s “Sail Barge Assault” Score

Star Wars would not be Star Wars without several key factors: the commitment to classical literary themes in a science fiction setting; the dramatic use of advanced special effects to move the story along; and the evocative musical score, written by legendary film composer John Read More …

The Occasional Brilliance and Unnecessary Filler of Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II had a pretty big job. After Phantom Menace was met with derision, Lucas had to write a sequel that brought back a level of maturity and excitement to the franchise, without alienating younger fans. He also sought to begin lining up the events Read More …