Event Horizon: Comic Con 2013

Tragically, I wasn’t at Comic Con this year. …It’s entirely possible I need to remind myself of the actual definition of tragic but I digress. In lieu of having actually been there I’ve collected all sorts of news and videos…

Pacific Rim

Rating: 3.5 of 5  I posted my Pacific Rim review and I’m glad I saw it opening weekend. Because unique ideas are becoming so rare in summer blockbusters and this is a good one. a little scary every now and then…

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger Rating: 2.75 of 5  
My Lone Ranger review or, an examination of when trailers lie. And I have to admit it’s not often that I’ll watch a trailer and get the tone of a movie so wrong. Even when they…

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.…

Man of Steel

Rating: 2.75 of 5  My Man of Steel review is over here. The rest of this is just pictures of Henry Cavill for fun. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%;…

Star Trek Into Darkness

This review is not going to be fair. I just want to be clear about that upfront. And it's not because Into Darkness wasn't good; it just wasn't what I wanted it to be. I wanted it to be surprising and inventive. I wanted it to be smarter than I am and the dialog to be more clever than I am.

Iron Man 3

Marvel's Phase Two shows obvious signs of being post-Avengers. And not just in the characters and the ramifications they have to deal with (Tony Stark, perhaps most of all) but in the studio and writers and directors who have seen what a Joss Whedon superhero movie is and now have to be that good.

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

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.

best tv of 2012

You all know I love talking about tv and trying to convince friends that some previously undiscovered show is secretly brilliant. But this year the tide turned and at least a handful of shows are on the list because someone else convinced me they were worth watching.

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