“Besides, we are men, and after all, it is our business to risk our lives.”
—Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers
I can’t believe I’ve seen the whole thing! No, honestly, I can’t believe I’ve seen all the Fast and the Furious movies. (I’ve also seen all the Underworld movies, but that’s an accident for another day.)
I’d managed to catch this road-race-turned-heist-serial at home over the years, except Tokyo Drift, which I saw on a plane because it was the only film on the plane. (Never has a movie so… Read more »
My first review for the AV Club went up yesterday! I tackled the BBC mini In the Flesh, which is now airing over here on BBC America. (Slight spoiler warning – the review is for the entire miniseries despite the Ep. 1 tag.) Nutshell: It’s a thoughtful approach to zombies, and excels in the awkward minutiae of trying to put a family back together; some aspects of the story aren’t as carefully, well, fleshed out (featuring Evil Clergyman and a love story between two teen boys that never… Read more »
So, some of my TV and film writing will be appearing at The AV Club in the near future, which I think is pretty cool. In fact, some of my writing already has! I contributed some foreign-language TV shows for one of their recent Inventories. (You can read the whole list here; there are some very interesting picks here, including some stuff I hadn’t realized was initially made for TV, don’t tell anybody, let’s all just be cool about it.)
I came up with three that have stuck with me,… Read more »
The Supersizers are back! Their travels through time have brought them to a place where Sue can wear trousers (that’s good!) and has to cook (that’s less good, but kind of hilarious). Join them for an episode where they’re more married than ever, attempt to eat everything in a candy store, make a series of amazing faces, and spit out almost as much food as they did in the Restoration! Good job, The Seventies.
Let’s get groovy.… Read more »
When Elementary premiered, I really liked it, but worried it would get networked to death, or that they’d be “platonic” for Chris Carter values of platonic, or – worst – it would slowly forget the canon, and stray from the heart of 221b.
It didn’t. I have an article at io9.com today, about how Elementary did what many great adaptations do – interrogate, not portray, the canon – and gave us one of the most interesting takes of the last twenty years.… Read more »
If you gave a 7th-grader a pan of cupcakes during American History, and he fell asleep during a Law and Order marathon while his siblings watched Charmed upstairs and his parents chatted about the historical intricacies of Anno 1790, and then he wrote down his dream and got a magical wish granted by a TV wizard, you’d have this show.
And it’s JJ Abrams, so, yes!
But this beautiful trainwreck doesn’t stop there. In fact, it doesn’t even start there!… Read more »