I want to talk about Boardwalk Empire a little bit, but like the show, those feelings come together slowly. So today is Sleepy Hollow day! (On Sleepy Hollow Day, we wear frock coats.)
I think my favorite thing about Sleepy Hollow so far is that having established everything it could as well as it could in the pilot, it’s just trying to get where it’s going as fast as possible. Does it know where that is? Fifty/fifty shot (this show has good control of tone for something so early in… Read more »
Well, Sleepy Hollow is now two episodes old, and after spending its pilot doing about twenty things, this week it resurrected a dead guy, gave us ghosts, visions, and flashbacks in a single episode, and made a Batcave. And in case you weren’t sure if it was trying to move things alone, it also taught Ichabod Crane how to do a bunch of stuff in a 30-second montage so we didn’t have to wonder if he’d attack the coffeepot or anything.
It’s too soon to decide if the show is… Read more »
It’s aliiiiive! Sleepy Hollow is aliiiive!
Based on the previews, it looked like it had the potential to be a huge wreck. And it could have been! It’s certainly as cheeseball as it looked. It could, let’s be honest, still turn into a total mess at any second. But the pilot knows its formula and manages to have fun with it without being careless, which is probably all anyone could have asked from a show that is trying to sell you seven seasons on the idea that a coven of… Read more »
Because it’s already September (how? What?), and there are some things to catch up on!
• Mechanique is out in Brazil, and Darkside has done some gorgeous design for it; check out their page for O Circo Mecânico Tresaulti!
• I’ve sold my novelette “The Insects of Love” to Tor.com! It will be appearing sometime next spring, which will coincide with plenty of bugs, so that’s nice.
• I also have some reprints in anthologies that came out this summer: “Carthago Delena Est” appears in Aliens: Recent Encounters,… Read more »
This week, I had the opportunity to write an editorial essay for Clarkesworld that was meant to be something of a personal take on my approach to movie reviewing, with an undercurrent of, “Because sometimes you like bad movies a lot and you should probably explain that.” I ended up writing a love letter to the wide swath of things that get classified, could be classified, and want to be classified as B-movies, because damn, there is a lot going on under that umbrella. “My Own Private B-Movie” is up… Read more »
“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 »