Star Wars and The Power of Costume

My wife and I went to New York City last weekend and visited Discovery Times Square for the grand opening of their newest exhibit. Star Wars and The Power of Costume takes a deep dive into the vastly creative aesthetics that help define the classic characters who occupy a galaxy far, far away.

The ardent fan inside of me was cautiously excited when I handed in my ticket at the box office. Would the experience instill a deeper appreciation for this dynamic and classic story, or would my $49.50 give me nothing more than a birds eye view of “cool stuff” from the movies?

I snapped a lot of pictures and you can view even more of them along with my review of the exhibition  at Forces of

Can Holly Holm Beat Ronda Rousey?

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The bantamweight title clash between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm will headline this Saturday’s UFC 193. Melbourne, Australia’s Etihad Stadium will host the event and is expected to draw over 60,000 people, the largest crowd to ever witness a UFC event.

Rousey is likely to dispatch of Holm with an ease that she’s displayed time and time again. The combative nucleus inside the octagon, however, is hardly the reason why fans will fork over their hard-earned money to tune in on fight night.

Ronda Rousey’s name on the marquee represents an event, a happening, a sight that needs to be seen. The fact that it’s a world title prize-caught is ancillary to the masses. Rousey isn’t sold on championship pedigree, but on dominance fueled by a particular narrative. 

The rest of my review can be read at the

The Green Screen Audio #1: Seth Rollins Injured; New Champion to be Crowned


The big news of the week in professional wrestling is the injury Seth Rollins suffered last week. As a result, a tournament will be held at Survivor Series to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

I decided to try a little experiment and post some audio content on the site where I break down all of the possibilities including who will be in the tournament, how big will the tournament be, and so much more.

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the inaugural edition of The Greene Screen Audio.

Kanan: The Last Padawan #7: Review

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Kanan has been the unsung hero of Marvel’s Star Wars comic line. While it hasn’t appeared in the top ten selling comic books such Darth Vader or Shattered Empire, it’s the critical acclaim that has extended this book from a 5 issue mini-series to an ongoing series.

A lot of the credit goes to Greg Weisman who helped shape and establish the character of Kanan Jarrus when he was a writer on the first season of the Rebels animated series.

Kanan’s backstory if rife with many turbulent moments with the catalyst being the death of his master Depa Billaba. Seeing these moments in previous issues augmented Kanan’s current trust issues with clone trooper Captain Rex on the TV show. Continue reading

Supergirl Takes Flight



If you’ve watched any television program on CBS over the past several weeks, then you’ve seen the bombardment of advertisements for the newest show to enter the superhero fray.

Supergirl is here at last…officially. The fact that Supergirl was ordered to series before the pilot was even filmed tells you that CBS is banking on this property to become one of its flagship shows. Programming based on comic book entities is all the rage right now, so it’s a calculated risk.

This is a chance for the network to, in some ways, succeed where DC Comics has failed with the character. The majority of Supergirl’s notoriety comes from the wide array of Halloween costumes you can buy in her likeness. Many of them are tailored in the promiscuous persuasion, therefore highlighting sexiness over heroism.

Arrow and The Flash executive producer Greg Berlanti, along with executive producer Ali Adler, look to do the character justice as this is the first female lead superhero of a comic book show, which is kind of amazing considering the slew of Marvel films that have been released.

CLICK HERE for the rest of my review of the Supergirl pilot at Forces of

The Raw Deal: WWE Hell in a Cell Review


On this edition of The Raw Deal podcast, Frank Dee and Atlee Greene review the 2015 edition of the Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View. The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California was ground zero for one of WWE’s most destructive matches.

The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar write the final chapter in their storied rivalry when they step into the cell, as will both Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. In addition, John Cena gets a big surprise in the US Open Challenge.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer and Poster Review

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Sometimes, J.J. Abrams’ “Mystery Box” approach to promoting a film can be frustrating. This time, however, he is running on all cylinders as the trailer gave us a lot without spoiling much of anything. I still have no idea what this movie is about, but the footage that was revealed made my imagination run wild with possibilities.

Kylo Ren standing over the scorched Darth Vader helmet and vowing, “Nothing will stand in our way. I will finish, what you started.”  Wow, just, wow. What does that even mean? Did Vader have a grand design that none of us are aware of?

Does Kylo know that Vader turned good at the end of Return of the Jedi? We’ve had Sith lords that deal in absolutes, but never a dark side wielder that is clinically insane. What else do you call someone who keeps someone’s thirty-year-old head on a pedestal? Continue reading

Raw Ratings Suffer Despite Star Studded Lineup


WWE brought out the big guns this week in order to prevent what could have been a historically bad rating for Monday Night Raw. While the ratings did improve from last week’s record low number of 3.27 million viewers, it was only a slight increase to 3.35 million viewers. Even with the combined competition they faced, WWE can’t be happy with an increase of only 80,000 viewers considering the big names they had on the show.  Continue reading

We’ve Finally Gone Back to the Future


This past Wednesday was October 21, 2015. The day when Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to in Back to the Future II. Movie theaters across the country held special screening of the BTTF films while websites displayed a fond remembrance for the franchise.

All of the activity throughout the day prompted me to watch Back to the Future when I got home from work. Maybe it was the nostalgia of it all, but I found myself completely absorbed in the final moments of the film when Doc connects the wires just in time for the lightning to hit the DeLorean and send Marty back home.

At best, I’m a casual fan of the trilogy, but I’ve gained a new-found appreciation for the first film. Forces of celebrated Back to the Future with lots of great columns, commentary, reviews, and more. Click here to check out my review of the new comic book written by films co-creator Babe Gale.

Will Raw Feel a Disturbance in the Force?


The highly anticipated trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere this evening during halftime of the Giants vs. Eagles Monday Night Football Game on ESPN. The game officially starts  at 8:15 PM EST and the trailer is expected to air between 9:45pm and 10:00 PM. While this is great news for Star Wars fans, this could be horrible news for WWE.  Continue reading