Angels and Geeks!
So, back in the dawn of time, I was on a podcast! Honestly, though, I can’t believe I never wrote this puppy up, especially since when hosts John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley asked me to appear on an episode of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy to talk about angels and the afterlife in film and television, it was with the taunting postscript, “You can talk about Legion!” We know I can’t pass that up.…
Six Things You Should Know About “Elementary”
Six Things You Should Know About "Elementary"Tonight was the premiere of the much-anticipated Elementary, which has been the subject of great discussion during the promo run! A modern-day Sherlock Holmes? In New YORK? Alongside Dr. JOAN Watson? Grab the smelling salts! I sort of wish I was kidding, but honestly, not since that one time Sherlock and Watson were mice has an adaptation of Sherlock Holmes caused such controversy.…
The Great Mouse Detective: A Study in Sherlock
The Great Mouse Detective: A Study in SherlockIf you want to get to the heart of Sherlock Holmes, start by watching Without a Clue. The 1987 satire follows detective-MD Watson trapped in his own stories of the fictitious “Sherlock Holmes” and the actor he hired to play the public role – an actor who becomes an unkillable press darling and gets credit for all Watson’s work.…
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 Emmys
Red Carpet Rundown: the 2012 EmmysThe Byzantine luxury-turf war that is the red carpet came alive last night for the Emmys! Sometimes, a clear trend rules the red carpet, and everyone shows in shimmering beige and you have to sort them out based on a Martha Stewart paint chips with names like Tawny Lint. Not so this time!…
Dredd
DreddHeads up: Dredd is kind of an unrelenting movie. It’s not the plot – the plot’s so pared-down The Warriors would approve. In perpetually grimy Mega-City 1, veteran Judge Dredd and rookie psychic Judge Anderson show up to a triple homicide at Peach Trees, a 200-story complex under the control of crime lord Ma-Ma and her operation, manufacturing the time-stopping, glittery-rainbow-and-Tabernacle-Choir hallucinogen Slo-Mo.…
Five Things You Should Know About “Revolution”
Five Things You Should Know About "Revolution"Extremely short version: Nope. Less short version: It’s fifteen years after The Blackout. Charlie is a feisty young lady who lives with her father in their subdivision, which has avoided any internal skirmishes for resources or outside marauders or anything, and is basically a slightly-rusted Shire with more brand-new plaid shirts and skinny jeans.…