Category: Commentary

Joss vs JJ
Posted November 16, 2011 : Commentary

I should have written this blog a year ago.

Back then it was easy to delineate the merits of Joss Whedon and JJ Abrams as producers. Their body of work (and the behind the scenes stories of them) clearly showed characteristics of their

girls aren’t irrelevant
Posted October 20, 2011 : Commentary

“If you’re not making a movie that appeals to children or young males, you do not deserve to be in a movie theater during the summer.” – Jon Favreau (here)

really? really?!

the darkness of heroes
Posted August 19, 2011 : Commentary

Kel and I saw Captain America together and it ignited an interesting conversation about the darkness of heroes.

Captain America first appeared in comics in 1941 and like Superman (who first appeared in 1938)

the Comic Con phenomenon
Posted July 19, 2011 : Commentary

Kel and I have talked about Comic Con in the scheme of a marketing plan a lot. The most difficult aspect, I think, is understanding the Comic Con audience – because most executives in Hollywood aren’t geeks.

the pitfall of vanity projects
Posted June 14, 2011 : Commentary

I used to really like J.J. Abrams. I still mostly do.

Not so much for Felicity, but Alias was pretty cool (granted, the pilot was completely a network version of Buffy

Posted June 5, 2011 : Commentary

This all started when I saw Thor. And let me be clear, none of this is because the 3D in Thor was bad. Visually it was very interesting and well done. But for the first time since I’d seen

the peril of poor marketing
Posted May 8, 2011 : Chris Hemsworth, Commentary

Thor opened to $65M and even though that might seem like a very decent summer opening (ETA: especially compared with how Green Lantern [$53M] and X-Men First Class

let’s get definitive
Posted March 8, 2011 : Commentary

A few months ago there was this graph about the evolution of the geek. And while it’s generally amusing, my major contention is their ubiquitous use of the word geek. It’s not

the new anti-hero?
Posted December 13, 2010 : Commentary

Is Sons of Anarchy the new Dukes of Hazard?

It had never occurred to me before, until I was reading Stephen King’s Best TV of 2010 list (so different from my list) and he

Can geekdom be conditioned?
Posted October 19, 2010 : Commentary

I’m sure that it can be, just as most anything can be conditioned into a human being given the time, intention and opportunity. But some people are just wired certain ways. I didn’t have an