Archives for February 2015
Catwoman #39: "Better Than He Does Himself"
Or: the one in which Selina Kyle confirms a rumor. This is an important issue plotwise: It’s the one in which Selina has to decide if she’s going to war against an ever-more-powerful enemy; it’s the one in which she has to sit down in the all-neon diner that Drive forgot and decide if she can even believe she has a brother, much less anything he says. But this is also the issue in which Eiko finally tips her hand about one of the reasons she’s been so drawn to… Read more »
Sleepy Hollow: "Tempus Fugit"
And so, the second season of Sleepy Hollow comes to a much brighter end than expected, given the rest of the second season; the reverse-pilot played with the beats that worked so well in the pilot, with just enough character work to make it play out believably differently, and so much action it avoided a lot of the historical cringefest it could have become. Not bad at all, considering. The ending, however, feels as if they wanted to make sure things came to a solid close if the apologia of… Read more »
Red Carpet Rundown: Oscars 2015
Ah, the Oscars! The most complicated Hollywood event of the year, employing phalanxes of stylists and makeup artists and managers and PR agents and event handlers and press, where a rainstorm means scrambling to keep water off the guests, stylists flying into their kits for waterproof mascara just in case, a cadre of umbrella-holders, and forty-five PR assistants with 150 BPM heart rates and staticky radios all praying they aren’t stationed by the tent seam that’s going to dump water on Julianne Moore. The job of the actress on the… Read more »
Sleepy Hollow: "Awakening"
“Awakening” aired on Monday; it’s the penultimate episode of the season for Sleepy Hollow, and I am only just now done laughing about John Noble’s face from the scene in which Katrina reveals she’s gone evil and she’s sort of done being married to Ichabod and just wants to raise an army of zombie witches instead, by using the Liberty Bell. He has about five minutes to live, and oh, he’s going to make use of them ALL. I ended up using that face a lot for my recap of… Read more »
Reign Reports: "Sins of the Past" and "The End of Mourning"
So, we haven’t had a Reign Report here for two episodes! Technically the first one is because I was heading to California for the DC Talent Summit, but let’s be honest, if the episode had been amazing I would have made the time. Instead, it was just a pile of awkwardness with a plot point on top. Unfortunately, “The End of Mourning” wasn’t much better. We’re currently in a vortex of Mary’s feelings for Conde, so if you’re not interested in that (and I am not) then you will probably… Read more »
Catwoman and Other News
I have some fun bits of news! We’ll start with the big one. DC announced its June titles today; among them is the note that I will be continuing as the writer of CATWOMAN. It wasn’t a sure thing – I was taken on initially for a single arc, and the future was conditional. It was a big change for her, in terms of both situation and tone, and we all knew it was going to be a leap of faith for readers. As such, I have even more reason… 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,

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

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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