Last night was the release of Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise. Theaters were packed; Team Edward/Jacob loyalties ran high; anticipatory squeals filled the air.
The movie that unfolded wasn’t worth any of it.
This has gone beyond cinematic “worth” in the context of inscrutable teen tastes, or a shift in the zeitgeist, or any of the other trends that set their intended audience alight while mystifying everyone outside their demographic. This is about a two-hour movie that has to pull its bookend voiceover into the film to… Read more »
The Washington Post reviews Girls at the Kingfisher Club: "Genevieve Valentine weaves a mesmerizing, surreal retelling of 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses'."
Ten Reasons You Should Be Watching Penny Dreadful, io9.com, June 2014
Mad Men Approaches its Last Hiatus Wearing its Past Like Armor, AV Club, May 2014
The Musketeers is a cheeky, swashbuckling good time, AV Club, June 2014
Book Your Trip (various), NPR.org, June 2014
[Fiction] "Eighty Miles an Hour All the Way to Paradise," Robot Uprisings, April 2014
Elementary, "No Lack of Void," AV Club, April 2014
"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson
The woman in the striped dress is having some life-changing thoughts right now. Beware that cane, objectionable gents of the immediate future.