Advance Review: ‘Gotham Academy #4′ is the perfect Gothic school story

Advance Review: ‘Gotham Academy #4′ is the perfect Gothic school story

Over the years, a variety of comics creators (Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins most recently) have developed the setting and history of Gotham to make it a place where stories not involving the…

Sundance 2015: ‘Chorus’ is a bold and somber study of grief

Sundance 2015: ‘Chorus’ is a bold and somber study of grief

Sundance Film Festival 2015

It’s clear from the opening shot that director François Delisle is confident in this film. The opening shot doesn’t cut for minutes, the black and white cinematography sets the mood immediately as a…

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015 (That Aren’t Already Hyped to Death)

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015 (That Aren’t Already Hyped to Death)

Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don't need any more hype than they already have. You're probably reading this very article nestled in your Avengers: Age of…

‘Mortdecai’ is hauntingly terrible

‘Mortdecai’ is hauntingly terrible

Seemingly late in the game of David Koepp’s Mortdecai, the eponymous character (played by Johnny Depp) asks his wife, “Are you quite finished with your barrage of insults?” It’s an apt question for…


‘Cake’ is a careless character study

‘Cake’ is a careless character study

In Cake, it takes about fifteen minutes for director Daniel Barnz to establish the ground rules for this familiar portrait of grief and addiction, followed up by another 90 minutes or so of…

“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

Quick…name a favorable film where the landscape is run by (or at least partially include) the demographic of little people as part of the instrumental storyline? C’mon…it should not be that difficult, okay?…

‘Mortdecai’ is hauntingly terrible

‘Mortdecai’ is hauntingly terrible

Seemingly late in the game of David Koepp’s Mortdecai, the eponymous character (played by Johnny Depp) asks his wife, “Are you quite finished with your barrage of insults?” It’s an apt question for…

Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

The 87th Academy Award nominations were released on January 15, 2015 representing the excellence in film for the previous year. Naturally there was the standard controversy regarding those films and performances that got…


Sleepy Hollow, Ep. 2.14, “Kali Yuga”: Big wheel, keep on turning

Sleepy Hollow, Ep. 2.14, “Kali Yuga”: Big wheel, keep on turning

It’s interesting that “Kali Yuga” is an episode that centers so heavily on Nick Hawley and Frank Irving, because those two characters are indicative of the attention deficit disorder Sleepy Hollow has with…

The Originals, Ep. 2.11, “Brotherhood of the Damned” dissects Marcel’s leadership skills

The Originals, Ep. 2.11, “Brotherhood of the Damned” dissects Marcel’s leadership skills

While "Brotherhood of the Damned" isn't The Originals at peak performance, it's still a pretty solid and well-told hour. Though the spotlight is undeniably on Marcel for the majority of the episode, the…

Gotham, Ep. 1.13, “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” spotlights Fish’s spectacular downfall

Gotham, Ep. 1.13, “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon” spotlights Fish’s spectacular downfall

This week’s episode of Gotham is a transitional point for the season as the events of the last episode changed the status quo for many of the characters. It is typically difficult for…

Looking, Ep. 2.03: “Looking Top to Bottom” goes full frontal

Looking, Ep. 2.03: “Looking Top to Bottom” goes full frontal

In Looking’s first season, the show’s creators opted against showing much explicit sex or nudity on screen. While its HBO brethren Girls and Game of Thrones pull no punches in their depiction of…


Sundance 2015: ‘Dope’ is actually pretty dope

Sundance 2015: ‘Dope’ is actually pretty dope

Sundance Film Festival 2015

The first image in the film is a breakdown of the various meanings and uses of the word “dope” – drugs, stupid person, and slang for something being very cool. This is a…

Sundance 2015: Maybe the dingos should eat ‘Strangerland’

Sundance 2015: Maybe the dingos should eat ‘Strangerland’

Sundance Film Festival 2015

It seems unimaginable that a film centered around the desperate search for missing children could be so mind-numbingly boring, but Strangerland makes it look easy. A splendid cast, led by Nicole Kidman, is…

Sundance 2015: ‘Me & Earl & the Dying Girl’ an emotional, honest and hilarious experience

Sundance 2015: ‘Me & Earl & the Dying Girl’ an emotional, honest and hilarious experience

Sundance Film Festival 2015

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is a film that has perhaps garnered the most hype this year at Sundance, and you should believe every word of it. By the…

Sundance 2015: ‘The End of the Tour’ a quiet, affecting primer on the life of David Foster Wallace

Sundance 2015: ‘The End of the Tour’ a quiet, affecting primer on the life of David Foster Wallace

Sundance Film Festival 2015

The End of the Tour is the next offering from director James Ponsoldt, who brought us Smashed and The Spectacular Now. With The End of the Tour he takes us on another odyssey…


Under the Hood #3: “A Fixer of Sorts”

Under the Hood #3: “A Fixer of Sorts”

Under the Hood is back, and there's just no way to introduce this episode while doing it justice. Co-hosts Les Chappell and Sean Colletti try their best, though, by bringing in prolific television…

Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy examines the phenomenon of the nonsensical, 90s cartoon that is “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.” Ryan and Ingrid are joined by filmmaker and all-around awesome guy David Smith. Enjoy! Follow Sketchy facebook.com/SketchyPodcast…

Sketchy Episode 153 – ‘Death Note’

Sketchy Episode 153 – ‘Death Note’

This week, Sketchy welcomes back Darwan Pursoo who is now joined by his girlfriend, Whitney Fields, to discuss the exciting anime series “Death Note.” Watch it, then listen to us. Then enjoy… in…

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in Australia. Is it time to let gamers decide for themselves what they should…


Advance Review: ‘Gotham Academy #4′ is the perfect Gothic school story

Advance Review: ‘Gotham Academy #4′ is the perfect Gothic school story

Over the years, a variety of comics creators (Scott Snyder and Kyle Higgins most recently) have developed the setting and history of Gotham to make it a place where stories not involving the…

Judge Dredd Vs. Judge Death: A Tale as Old as Time

Judge Dredd Vs. Judge Death: A Tale as Old as Time

in Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death #1

Judge Dredd Classics: Judge Death #1 Script: John Wagner & Alan Grant Art: Brian Bolland Letters: Tom Frame Colours: Charlie Kirchoff Publisher: IDW Originally Published in 2000AD: Progs 149-151 and 225 Purchase: http://www.idwpublishing.com/product-category/judge-dredd/judge-dredd-judge-dredd-classics/ “Do…

‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #16: another one bites the dust

‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #16: another one bites the dust

Earth 2: World’s End # 16 Written by Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, & Mike Johnson Art by Scott McDaniel, Tyler Kirkham, Eduardo Pansica & Paul Neary, Robson Rocha & Guillermo Ortego Published…

‘Batwoman’ #38: a step forward, a step back

‘Batwoman’ #38: a step forward, a step back

Batwoman #38 Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Juan Jose Ryp Published by DC Comics Batwoman marches on towards its rather unfortunate cancelation. In doing so, Marc Andreyko has been presenting one of…


Self-aware Mario generates excitement about artificial intelligence

Self-aware Mario generates excitement about artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence has long been the cause of fascination and fear. In order to make AI a little less worrisome, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) created a video competition…

This 90′s style ‘Strafe’ trailer is just what your day needed

This 90′s style ‘Strafe’ trailer is just what your day needed

Strafe, a (hopefully) upcoming FPS has just released their first trailer as part of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the game. Be warned though, this early look is literally face-meltingly awesome. Anyone who…

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in Australia. Is it time to let gamers decide for themselves what they should…

‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children’ is a muddled but ultimately worthwhile successor

‘Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children’ is a muddled but ultimately worthwhile successor

Media Flux

When the teaser for Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children first burst upon the scene in the fall of 2003, it would have been a staggering understatement to say fans were excited. In fact,…


New on Video: ‘My Winnipeg’

New on Video: ‘My Winnipeg’

Through a series of staged reenactments from his life and from the city's past, juxtaposed with anecdotes and trivia of varying degrees of believability, Maddin creates a hilarious, haunting, and kaleidoscopic survey of…

“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

“That’s Good Enough, Short Stuff”: Top Ten Films Featuring Little People

Quick…name a favorable film where the landscape is run by (or at least partially include) the demographic of little people as part of the instrumental storyline? C’mon…it should not be that difficult, okay?…

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015 (That Aren’t Already Hyped to Death)

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2015 (That Aren’t Already Hyped to Death)

Most of the most anticipated movies of the year, quite frankly, don't need any more hype than they already have. You're probably reading this very article nestled in your Avengers: Age of…

Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

Thanks for Noticing, Golden Guy: Top Ten Oscar-Nominated Actor Acknowledgements

The 87th Academy Award nominations were released on January 15, 2015 representing the excellence in film for the previous year. Naturally there was the standard controversy regarding those films and performances that got…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, #400: Final Episode featuring ‘Inherent Vice’ and the Top 10 Movies of 2014

Sound On Sight Podcast, #400: Final Episode featuring 'Inherent Vice' and the Top 10 Movies of 2014

This is it, folks. After 400(!) episodes, Ricky and Simon decided to wrap up the Sound on Sight podcast. To…

Televerse

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Televerse #177- Enlisted with Les Chappell

The Comedies are coming! it’s another week of TV premieres here on the podcast, giving us the longest Week in…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #91: ‘Rover’ and ‘Locke’

Sordid Cinema #91: 'Rover' and 'Locke'

  Once upon a time, Ricky and Simon planned a podcast. In it, they would discuss two films readily available…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto’s Joker and more

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #39: The Force Awakens Trailer, Jared Leto's Joker and more

This week on Hey You Geeks, we’re talking about the awesomeness that is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer.…

Open Source

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

Open Source #14: Australia Swings the Banhammer

It’s bad news for our friends down under, as the upcoming uber-stylish (and uber-violent) Hotline Miami 2 gets refused certification in…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 154 – ‘Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)’

Sketchy Episode 154 - 'Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (w/ David Smith)'

Sketchy examines the phenomenon of the nonsensical, 90s cartoon that is “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.” Ryan and Ingrid are…

The Mid-Season Replacements

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 12: People Are Lazy

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 12: People Are Lazy

2015 is here - but before the spring season begins, Randy Dankievitch and Sean Colletti sit back and reflect on…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda” with guest Todd VanDerWerff

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 61: “Coda" with guest Todd VanDerWerff

As a midseason capper, “Coda” was a bit of a mixed bag. Rick attempts to negotiate with Dawn for the…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…