Category: movies & TV

An Incredible iZombie Promise

Where ABC and Fox make you wait a week to see the latest episode (unless you have a cable subscription), The CW understands that it’s commercial TV (not subscription) and that its viewers can’t stop their worlds (no matter how much they want to) to sit and watch their favorite show or, as in my case, take a chance on a new one. … ”The Exterminator” is a good episode in my opinion because it got me wondering if Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the show’s creators, would ever make an episode where Liv is frustrated by the stereotypes people have about zombies (like the cavemen in the old GEICO ads ) or write an episode where Liv had to confront own biases towards “Walking Dead” type zombies.

Wayward Night

Lorde’s cover of Tears for Fears Everybody Wants to Rule the World. I want to believe M Night Shyamalan was… read more Wayward Night

Dear Nick and Elyse

Shirley Ellis doing the Name Game. Dear Nick and Elyse (and Lori): I saw your episode of Beyond the Tank…. read more Dear Nick and Elyse

Virunga Ruined My Sunday

Admittedly, I should have read the description of Virunga more closely. All I saw on its Netflix banner was “Oscar… read more Virunga Ruined My Sunday

The Doctor Oswald

Remember the Thompson Twins’ “Doctor, Doctor?” WARNING SPOILERS! DISCLAIMER: I am not a Whovian, just a fan with a theory…. read more The Doctor Oswald

I’m A Sleepyhead

Before I begin writing about the Sleepy Hollow panel I attended at this year’s New York Comic Con, I’d like… read more I’m A Sleepyhead

Emma Lives!

I swear I heard TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook utter the word “atonement” during The Following panel he moderated at this… read more Emma Lives!

The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

The 2013 New York Comic Con was my “lost Comic Con,” I was there in body but my exhausted spirit… read more The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

Bowie is Documentary

There were two pieces of Bowie memorabilia I brought with me my freshman year of college and my first time… read more Bowie is Documentary

Ip Men

Right now on Netflix you have your choice of four “Ip men”: extra fancy, fancy, regular, and plain. Wong Kar… read more Ip Men

The Croods

A clip from Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams Watching The Croods on Netflix I couldn’t help thinking about what… read more The Croods

The New Classic Doctor

Alphaville. I don’t consider myself a Whovian. When the words, “Doctor” and “Who”, are uttered in close proximity, I am… read more The New Classic Doctor

Monkey’s Lincoln Center Journey

Stephen Chow’s A Chinese Odyssey is among my favorite adaptations of the Monkey King story I think it would be… read more Monkey’s Lincoln Center Journey

Life with the Street Gang

If given the opportunity to speak with Joan Cooney and the other surviving Sesame Street founders, the first question I… read more Life with the Street Gang

Can A Song Save Your Life?

The Thursday after the 4th, they shot scenes for the movie, Can A Song Save Your Life? in my neighborhood…. read more Can A Song Save Your Life?

Vincent Chin, Danny Chen, and Coping with Betrayal

Last weekend marked the 30th Anniversary of the murder of Vincent Chin. The week that lead up to it was… read more Vincent Chin, Danny Chen, and Coping with Betrayal

Ziggy Stardust Turns 40

The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust turned 40 this June. To celebrate, EMI released a remastered version of the original album…. read more Ziggy Stardust Turns 40

The Legend of Korra, the Avatar I remember

The risk of any sequel is that it could potentially denigrate the original that inspired it. Like when Paramount, MTV,… read more The Legend of Korra, the Avatar I remember

Studio Ghibli: Kid-Approved Movies for a Night In

Just before the recent Christmas holiday, Jennifer at Retrevo.com sent out a list of “Epic Nerd-Approved Movies for Kids.” It… read more Studio Ghibli: Kid-Approved Movies for a Night In

NYCC 2011: Green Lantern Series Review

WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS! Among the highlights of the 2011 New York Comic Con is the preview my children and I… read more NYCC 2011: Green Lantern Series Review