The thing about SHIELD

I want to like SHIELD, for a number of different reasons. I really do. I think a lot of people want to like it and just… don’t. Or at least not enough.

If you think about it, it should be great. I mean, it’s Joss! Not really but at some level he was in . . . → more

the choices that make or break fandom

Bryan Singer had this article in SciFiNow discussing the comparisons between Avengers and X-Men. And it surprised me how wrong he is about so many things.

First of all, Singer deserves a certain amount of credit for essentially creating the modern comic book film. That’s a post I’ve been meaning to write for ages and . . . → more

Good superheroes

man of steel _Henry Cavill

I’ve had this on going conversation with a few friends, pretty much ever since Captain America. And I’ve alluded to a lot of this before. Seeing Man of Steel was the final catalyst I needed to write it outright.

I’ve never been a huge fan of Superman. The character always was kind of bland to . . . → more

the dark side of the Veronica Mars movie

I had this idea years ago, for the record. You don’t have to believe me but Kel and talked about . . . → more

Blind Spots and Expectations

I thought the other day, despite all the movie reviews I write, I may not actually be a very good reviewer. Which is not to say that the things I write aren’t interesting or insightful or, at the very least, fun to write. But my approach is very different than a typical film critic, I think. I read an interview with Tarantino as part of my review of Django Unchained that got me thinking. . . . → more

the Johnny Depp track

This is something of an ongoing conversation from Searching for Stardom but with a slightly different twist. But the end of the Twilight franchise and Robert Pattison’s successive film choices have prompted considerable discussion on the career paths of young actors. . . . → more

the opposite of aggravating

After talking with Kel about an unpopular aggravation I realized there’s actually quite a few tv actresses that I like considerably better than most of the girls getting cast in action films. . . . → more

an unpopular aggravation

I’ve wanted to post this ever since I saw The Avengers. But the reality is, it’s something I’ve fought with for quite a while. But it’s something of a delicate topic, especially on a blog all about girls and geeks and therefore by implication empowering strong female characters and kicking ass and… stuff. But here it is. . . . → more

Searching for Stardom

There have been a surprising number of articles recently discussing the art of making a movie star (if you consider Feb and March recent in June). It’s an occasionally discussed topic, especially whenever you start comparing the current slate of “movie stars” against the old guard. . . . → more

the rise and fall of Jerry Bruckheimer

We’re on the cusp of summer movie season and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at the man who, for all intents and purposes, defined the modern day blockbuster. You can argue with me about that assertion, if you like, but let’s look at a few facts. . . . → more