Archives for March 2010
So, this weekend I saw Beauty and the Beast on SyFy, so I could review it. I figured it would be bad, and campy, and a little slipshod. I…was not prepared for what happened. It’s up at Tor.com if you want to know how all that turned out. Disclaimer: the plot summary is correct as far as I can remember, but even after seeing it twice, I am still not sure of anything. It’s just that kind of movie.… Read more »
SyFy's Beauty and The Beast
This weekend, SyFy rolled out the first of many planned fairy-tale updates with Beauty and the Beast. The venture was announced with enough pomp and circumstance to think that perhaps SyFy was finally embracing the camp appeal of their movies-of-the-week, and setting out to create a linked set of films–a grownup’s Faerie Tale Theatre. Unfortunately, SyFy seems to have given this venture the same short shrift it’s given all its other movies, and their premiere effort ends up simply [beast-related pun]. Below the fold, five things you should know about… Read more »

Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them, Legacy.com

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic, NPR.org

Book Review: How to Read a Dress, NPR.org

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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On The Blog

  • 03/29/2017 — Beauty and the BeastWell, the live-action Disney Beauty and the Beast remake has come out! And it turns out, I must have been waiting my whole life for this day, because all of March was basically me being unable to shut up about…Read more »
  • 03/15/2017 — What I Wrote: The Year So Far EditionMy first real blog post of the year, and it’s already spring! You can tell from the ice-crusted snow outside. (Weather notwithstanding, I honestly can’t believe it’s mid-March already; it’s been a…well, it’s been a year.) Here’s some of the…Read more »
  • 02/27/2017 — Red Carpet Rundown: The Oscars 2017If you are here, reading this, you know that the red carpet is a bizarre, self-sustaining piece of performance art. In case you’d like a reminder of that before we get started, here’s Taraji P. Henson casually greeting former costar…Read more »