Sketchy Episode 158 – ‘Leonard Nimoy Tribute’

Sketchy Episode 158 – ‘Leonard Nimoy Tribute’

Leonard Nimoy has passed away, leaving behind a body of work extending to The Simpsons, Futurama, The Pagemaster, and some interesting studio recordings. Sketchy remembers him this week with this tribute episode. Enjoy…

‘Dark Souls’ Ornstein and Smough are a golden maelstrom of unyielding death

‘Dark Souls’ Ornstein and Smough are a golden maelstrom of unyielding death

Grudge Match

In the brutal gauntlet of boss encounters in Dark Souls, there are an almost daunting amount of epic and memorable battles to consider. From the soul-crushing difficulty of battling four undead kings in…

Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

Obsessed with TV and Film: Best of the Week

‘Les Loups’ is the first great Quebec film of 2015 The dark unforgiving waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the St. Lawrence river provide the backdrop to Les Loups, a…

Obsessed with Video Games and Comics: Best of the Week

Obsessed with Video Games and Comics: Best of the Week

  Throwback Thursday: Wii revolutionizes gaming Nearly ten years ago the Nintendo Wii found its way into homes and revolutionized gaming as we know it. I know that sounds like a huge statement…


Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately,…

‘The Salvation’ delivers an all too rare successful Western

‘The Salvation’ delivers an all too rare successful Western

Westerns have never recovered from the oversaturation of the genre that killed off viewer interest decades ago, but every now and then a gem pops up. Recent successes like The Assassination of Jesse…

The surprising ‘Focus’ is slick, clever fun

The surprising ‘Focus’ is slick, clever fun

The best con artists let the rube have fun while they’re being hustled. The wonderful new scam-fest, Focus, has learned this lesson well. Of course, none of the scams hold up to later…

‘The Lazarus Effect’ resurrects nothing but boredom

‘The Lazarus Effect’ resurrects nothing but boredom

It’s easy to be disillusioned by bland, scare-free horror films like The Lazarus Effect. Of course, not every horror film makes Ouija look like The Exorcist, but perhaps we can use this as…


Banshee, Ep. 3.08: “All the Wisdom I Got Left” – a long-awaited face-off

Banshee, Ep. 3.08: “All the Wisdom I Got Left” – a long-awaited face-off

While "All the Wisdom I Got Left" continues most of the sub-plots Banshee has set up this season, the success of the episode will ultimately come down to how it handles Chayton Littlestone…

Television that Home Video Forgot: New Amsterdam (2008)

Television that Home Video Forgot: New Amsterdam (2008)

Excavating through the vastness of television history to feature programs from broadcast past that were critically maligned and/or lost on the way to home video.…

Arrow Ep. 3.15 “Nanda Parbat” benefits from the presence of truth

Arrow Ep. 3.15 “Nanda Parbat” benefits from the presence of truth

Stepping back and viewing "Nanda Parbat" as a whole is kind of a bad idea. On a broad scale, Arrow is a bit of a hot mess right now, juggling multiple story lines…

What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie

What time is it? ‘Adventure Time’ being made into a movie

'Lego Movie' team on board as exec producers

Adventure Time, Pendleton Ward’s kids show turned Cartoon Network cult sensation, is being turned into a big screen, animated movie by Warner Bros., Deadline reported Friday. Mathematical! Chris McKay and Roy Lee, both…


GFF 2015: ‘Still the Water’ is an exquisite, Zen-infused coming of age drama

GFF 2015: ‘Still the Water’ is an exquisite, Zen-infused coming of age drama

Glasgow Film Festival 2015

Set on the Japanese tropical island Amami, Still the Water is a Zen-infused coming of age drama, exploring the personal revelations that come with life, death and love. Directed by the Caméra d'Or…

GFF 2015: Arab adventure ‘Theeb’ has Westerns in its blood

GFF 2015: Arab adventure ‘Theeb’ has Westerns in its blood

Glasgow Film Festival 2015

Echoes of Rudyard Kipling adventure yarns and Hollywood’s more pessimistic classic Westerns permeate Theeb, the directorial debut of Jordan-based filmmaker Naji Abu Nowar, whose film was also shot in that region and features…

GFF 2015: Lav Diaz’s ‘From What is Before’ is a haunting elegy to times past

GFF 2015: Lav Diaz’s ‘From What is Before’ is a haunting elegy to times past

Glasgow Film Festival 2015

From What is Before, the latest epic from Filipino slow-cinema auteur Lav Diaz, examines a major fault line in his country’s history. Chronicling the terminal decline of a remote coastal barrio, which has…

GFF 2015: ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ is droll but despairing

GFF 2015: ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ is droll but despairing

Glasgow Film Festival 2015

The final part in Roy Andersson’s “trilogy about a being a human being”, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a droll but despairing inquiry into the human condition. Its…


Sketchy Episode 158 – ‘Leonard Nimoy Tribute’

Sketchy Episode 158 – ‘Leonard Nimoy Tribute’

Leonard Nimoy has passed away, leaving behind a body of work extending to The Simpsons, Futurama, The Pagemaster, and some interesting studio recordings. Sketchy remembers him this week with this tribute episode. Enjoy…

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: “The Distance”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: “The Distance”

As Felix Vasquez wrote in his review, “though “The Distance” might be another episode where some might declare that really nothing happens, this isn’t quite the case, as much occurs within the time span of…

Under the Hood #7: “You Can’t Hide from the Dead”

Under the Hood #7: “You Can’t Hide from the Dead”

It's an odd-numbered episode of Banshee's third season, so that means something special. In this case, it's an insane heist sequence that, again, probably belongs on the big screen more than the small…

The Televerse #182- Good Eats with Noel Kirkpatrick

The Televerse #182- Good Eats with Noel Kirkpatrick

The glut of 2014 TV comedies continues this week, making for yet another lengthy podcast. First we look at another full week in comedy, including a preview of FOX’s The Last Man on…


‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #21: it gets better

‘Earth 2: World’s End’ #21: it gets better

Another week means another issue of Earth 2: World’s End and while the chance for this series to be anything beyond cheap tie-in material to DC’s Convergence event has long passed by, this…

‘D4VE’ #1 is the blue-collar robot comedy you have always wanted

‘D4VE’ #1 is the blue-collar robot comedy you have always wanted

Do you constantly find yourself waking up in the morning filled with absolute zero ambition to start your day? Does it feel like each and every day blends together due to the trap…

Archie launches an exciting new universe with “The Black Hood” #1

Archie launches an exciting new universe with “The Black Hood” #1

The Black Hood #1 Written by Duane Swierczynski Art by Michael Gaydos Colouring by Kelly Fitzpatrick Lettering by Rachel Deering Published by Archie Comics Archie Comics is undergoing a creative renaissance. It started…

Admirals, Jedi and Aliens: Ten Notable Characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Admirals, Jedi and Aliens: Ten Notable Characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Star Wars Month

For over three decades, in a variety of novels, video games, comic books, reference material and other sources, the Star Wars Expanded Universe thrived, developing, deepening and, well, expanding the universe of the…


‘Dark Souls’ Ornstein and Smough are a golden maelstrom of unyielding death

‘Dark Souls’ Ornstein and Smough are a golden maelstrom of unyielding death

Grudge Match

In the brutal gauntlet of boss encounters in Dark Souls, there are an almost daunting amount of epic and memorable battles to consider. From the soul-crushing difficulty of battling four undead kings in…

‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’ makes for an intuitive and engaging journey

‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’ makes for an intuitive and engaging journey

Indie Express

Even in the grand annals of puzzle game history, some of the best games the genre has ever produced have only come about in recent years. The success of major hits like Portal…

‘Final Fantasy: Record Keeper’ announced for North America

‘Final Fantasy: Record Keeper’ announced for North America

There are very few series with such a strong and fervent following as Final Fantasy, and Square-Enix is now leveraging their passionate fan base with a new title called Final Fantasy: Record Keeper.…

Nintendo officially announces a cool new gold Mario amiibo

Nintendo officially announces a cool new gold Mario amiibo

A few weeks ago, an image for a Gold Mario amiibo advertised in a Walmart flyer popped up online and had Nintendo fans speculating a release of the new amiibo exclusive to Wallmart.…


‘Bonde Ice’ is an irritably misguided attempt at putting a femme fatale front and center

‘Bonde Ice’ is an irritably misguided attempt at putting a femme fatale front and center

Friday Noir #120

When reading on the subject of film noir, enthusiasts may come across commentary stating that back when such pictures were being produced, studios rarely held the projects in the same high regard as…

Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

Boob on the Tube: Top Ten Worst Movie Adaptations of TV Shows

Some of the greatest (or at least heavily favored) American television shows got the big screen treatment when they were selected to have their small screen following turn into a cinematic experience. Unfortunately,…

Admirals, Jedi and Aliens: Ten Notable Characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Admirals, Jedi and Aliens: Ten Notable Characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

Star Wars Month

For over three decades, in a variety of novels, video games, comic books, reference material and other sources, the Star Wars Expanded Universe thrived, developing, deepening and, well, expanding the universe of the…

Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies

Creature Feature: Top Ten Animals Gone Bad in the Movies

The human condition. It is a tricky and complicated concept for us mortals to grasp in terms of our ugly, unpredictable behaviors. However, when one applies a revealing spotlight on the animal kingdom…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #92: The Wachowskis’ ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending’

Sordid Cinema #92: The Wachowskis' 'Speed Racer' and 'Jupiter Ascending'

Ever since the Matrix series made them a household name, the Wachowskis – that is, Andy and Lana Wachowski –…

Televerse

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: “The Distance”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: "The Distance"

As Felix Vasquez wrote in his review, “though “The Distance” might be another episode where some might declare that really nothing…

Open Source

Open Source #16: Gamergate

Open Source #16: Gamergate

At long last, Open Source finally discusses the story that’s been dominating the headlines for the last few months –…

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…

Under the Hood

Under the Hood #7: “You Can’t Hide from the Dead”

Under the Hood #7: "You Can't Hide from the Dead"

It's an odd-numbered episode of Banshee's third season, so that means something special. In this case, it's an insane heist…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: “The Distance”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 64: "The Distance"

As Felix Vasquez wrote in his review, “though “The Distance” might be another episode where some might declare that really nothing…