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

Event Horizon

The People and the Critics both took the time to let us know their “choice” in various categories this week. Both of them chose Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 though . . . → more

best tv of 2011

Normally I can’t wait to post my annual best tv list. After crossing the threshold with a tv marathon on New Year’s Eve (this year it was White Collar) it’s one of my favorite things to do. . . . → more

Event Horizon

There were a ton of new movie posters out this week which were all contenders for the picture of the week (The Amazing Spider-man, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, Hunger Games, and Prometheus – in case you missed any). But how could I resist . . . → more

the feminism of breaking dawn

I’m almost done with Twilight. No, that’s not true. There’s going to be another movie next year and it’ll start again, but for now I’m almost done. . . . → more

the best tv of 2009

Dollhouse - Man on the Street | Eliza Dushku | Tahmoh Penikett

I’ve acquiesced to the fact that this is more “tv I loved in 2009” than actually “the best tv of 2009”. But what critic’s list isn’t? You never read, “I hated this show, but damn was it well . . . → more

Joss and demons and honesty and war

For reasons that aren’t worth going into I read a quote from Ayn Rand last week. It was part of her HUAC testimony before Congress in 1947 regarding the film Song of Russia. Made during World War II, . . . → more

the things we learn from Captain Picard

I know that obviously there are a great number of things we can learn from Captain Picard. Even a thing or two we might learn from Riker 😉 But “Tapestry” was on this past week and it struck . . . → more

the complicated reality of our frayed psyches

I can’t tell you when it first occurred to me. I think maybe someone pointed it out. But growing up I recognized that women in action films weren’t really genuine. Now, having grown up and learned a thing or two, I can explain why. To the best of my . . . → more

the best tv of 2007

I had a hard time coming up with 10 really good shows this year. Chuck almost made it because it’s funny and charming. It just isn’t quite on it’s feet yet, though it continues to improve. . . . → more

        

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