New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

Gloriously composed — visually and aurally — The Young Girls of Rochefort is a lyrically light holiday to this provincial town, with its assortment of pleasant people having their fair share of romantic…

‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

George Romero decided to make his latest zombie masterpiece a comic book with a planned 15 issues split into three acts,rather than a movie. Act 1 was recently released as a trade paperback.…

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality…

In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof’s latest TV effort, The Leftovers on HBO (co-created by and adapted from the novel by Tom Perrotta)  just hit the halfway mark through its first season on Sunday, and it’s easily the…


New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

New on Video: ‘The Young Girls of Rochefort’

Gloriously composed — visually and aurally — The Young Girls of Rochefort is a lyrically light holiday to this provincial town, with its assortment of pleasant people having their fair share of romantic…

‘Code Black’ humanizes the political

‘Code Black’ humanizes the political

Sometimes lost in the ideological weeds of health care reform are the unintended emotional consequences on the caregivers themselves. The documentary, Code Black, goes inside Los Angeles County Hospital’s emergency room to…

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your…

‘Lucy’ offers fake science, but real entertainment

‘Lucy’ offers fake science, but real entertainment

Let there be no doubt: the concept which powers Luc Besson’s new film Lucy, that human beings use only 10% of their brain capacity on average, is pseudoscience garbage. However, that fact ought…


In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

In Defense of ‘The Leftovers’: Faith, Forgiveness and Damon Lindelof

Damon Lindelof’s latest TV effort, The Leftovers on HBO (co-created by and adapted from the novel by Tom Perrotta)  just hit the halfway mark through its first season on Sunday, and it’s easily the…

‘The Leftovers’, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

‘The Leftovers’, Ep. 1.05, “Gladys,” celebrates the halfway mark with a nice, big rest

The Leftovers, Season 1, Episode 5, “Gladys” Written by Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrota Directed by Mimi Leder Airs Sundays at 10pm EST on HBO Gladys, Gladys, you were so classless, intimidating the…

‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.03, “Gone Smooth” shakily gets things moving

‘The Strain’, Ep. 1.03, “Gone Smooth” shakily gets things moving

There's a lot of talk this week about being good, as in a decent person, and what that means. The writers lay it on thick with the scene between Jim and his wife,…

‘True Blood’, Ep. 7.06, “Karma” welcomes the mundanity among the supernatural

‘True Blood’, Ep. 7.06, “Karma” welcomes the mundanity among the supernatural

The best way to tell when the creators and writers of a show actually have a plan and a structured story path is how well they bring back storylines, or even mere moments…


TIFF announces the second wave of films for their 2014 lineup

TIFF announces the second wave of films for their 2014 lineup

Over the years, the Toronto International Film Festival has grown into one of the most well-known stops on the circuit, with numerous Oscar winners and other critically acclaimed films making their world premiere…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #17

Archetypal characters, an easy to follow story, emotions that are worn on the film’s sleeve, and a soundtrack with easy listening pop rock are all featured prominently in Siti Kamaluddin’s Yasmine. Most have…

Fantasia 2014: ‘At the Devil’s Door’ easily frightens despite a muddy script

Fantasia 2014: ‘At the Devil’s Door’ easily frightens despite a muddy script

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

It can be argued that a movie that is about a great many things is a strong one. There are more than enough examples throughout film history to support this statement. Movies that…

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Man in the Orange Jacket’ is the most misogynistic, unpleasant film of the year

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Man in the Orange Jacket’ is the most misogynistic, unpleasant film of the year

Fantasia Film Festival 2014

Typically, a brutal murderer’s wardrobe in a horror film is chosen because it’s spooky or hides some kind of physical deformity. It’s no accident in Aik Karapetian’s cruelly vile and unpleasant The Man…


The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality…

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Zero to hero! No, not that “Hercules.” This is the Brett Ratner “Hercules” starirng The Rock, based on the comic series “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.” And Ryan traveled all the way to Boston…

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at a fairly full week in TV, starting with some reality…

This is Our Design #15: Amuse-Bouche

This is Our Design #15: Amuse-Bouche

Welcome back to This is Our Design, where we do our best not to kill people and turn them into mushroom fertilizer. We can't say the same about what goes on in Hannibal,…


‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

‘Empire of the Dead’ proves Romero is still King of the Zombies

George Romero decided to make his latest zombie masterpiece a comic book with a planned 15 issues split into three acts,rather than a movie. Act 1 was recently released as a trade paperback.…

‘Supreme: Blue Rose’ #1-A Good Opening

‘Supreme: Blue Rose’ #1-A Good Opening

Supreme is a long-running and infrequently reprinted Image comic created by Rob Liefeld and with an acclaimed run by Alan Moore that has now been revived by Warren Ellis. For those who haven’t…

San Diego Comic Con 2014: Top 5 Marvel Announcements

San Diego Comic Con 2014: Top 5 Marvel Announcements

After making some huge (and unfortunately controversial) announcements about Thor and Captain America before San Diego Comic Con, Marvel fleshed out future developments involving these characters and their titles. They also announced the…

San Diego Comic Con 2014: Top 5 DC Comics Announcements

San Diego Comic Con 2014: Top 5 DC Comics Announcements

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con, most of the big DC Comics announcements came through the film or TV side of things. No films, except for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, were…


‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King’ brings the pain

‘Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King’ brings the pain

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King From Software Namco-Bandai PS3, Xbox 360, PC From the very first trepidatious steps of the new Dark Souls II DLC, the notoriously tough series once again…

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Join the Open Source crew as we show Valve how it’s done with Episode Three. From old-school shooters to new-age VR tech, Microsoft’s continuing woes and the ongoing DLC debate, keep up to…

Remasters of the Universe

Remasters of the Universe

It made a certain kind of sense last generation. With the jump to HD leaving many gamers clawing their own eyes out after they’d hooked their PS2’s scart lead up to their swanky…

Post E3: ‘Mario Maker’ thrives on your creativity

Post E3: ‘Mario Maker’ thrives on your creativity

Mario Maker Nintendo Wii U Now that the shine of E3 has worn off, we can finally look back on all of the conferences with a level head. Who am I kidding? I’m…


Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia 2014: ‘Yasmine’ is a familiar but excitingly boisterous effort from burgeoning Brunei

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #17

Archetypal characters, an easy to follow story, emotions that are worn on the film’s sleeve, and a soundtrack with easy listening pop rock are all featured prominently in Siti Kamaluddin’s Yasmine. Most have…

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

What’s Left in 2014: Ten Highly Anticipated Movies

It will be August in a few days now, which means that more than half of the calendar year has passed already, but there are still several films that should be on your…

Fantasia 2014: ‘Gun Woman’ takes the concept of concealing weapons to strange new heights

Fantasia 2014: ‘Gun Woman’ takes the concept of concealing weapons to strange new heights

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #16

Is Gun Woman stupid? Yes, it is very stupid. Is it revolting? Yes, in some scenes it is quite revolting. Just as shocking as some of the plot developments themselves, Mitsutake’s film ends…

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Run’ offers promise but goes nowhere fast

Fantasia 2014: ‘The Run’ offers promise but goes nowhere fast

Fantasia Film Festival 2014, Fistful of Film Fury #15

There is perhaps no worse criticism to throw at a film than calling it boring. A terrible film can be gleefully ripped to shreds and analyzed for its awfulness. A boring film simply…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ **Spoilers**

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 397: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' **Spoilers**

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #81: ‘Snowpiercer’ and ‘All Cheerleaders Die’

Sordid Cinema #81: 'Snowpiercer' and 'All Cheerleaders Die'

This week on the demented stepchild to our flagship podcast, we finally sit down to discuss one of our most…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 28: Exciting Pre-Comic Con Strides for Marvel and DC

We’re one week away from San Diego Comic Con and already the big comics news is breaking. Marvel announced a…

Televerse

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

The Televerse #152- Interview with Brian Reitzell and SDCC 2014 Wrapup

San Diego Comic-Con International 2014 has come and gone, giving us plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First…

Open Source

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Open Source #3: Better Than Half-Life

Join the Open Source crew as we show Valve how it’s done with Episode Three. From old-school shooters to new-age…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 129 – ‘Hercules’

Sketchy Episode 129 - 'Hercules'

Zero to hero! No, not that “Hercules.” This is the Brett Ratner “Hercules” starirng The Rock, based on the comic…

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…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

For the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4, the survivors have been following the train tracks and on…

Shot by Both Sides

Two Different Views of Casino Life Through the Movies

Two Different Views of Casino Life Through the Movies

Casinos are often used as backdrops for feature scenes in movies, but there are a fair few movies where the…