The Red Pen of Doom

Conventional wisdom about writing is conventionally wrong.

Top 6 reasons why Batman must DIE!

Bruce Wayne and the Batman may or may not die in BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT. (Google that and the volume of fanboy speculation will make your head implode). But he’ll die … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

What you need to know before seeing AVENGERS 2: AGE OF ULTRON

Unless you live in an ice cave, you know that AVENGERS 2 opens on May 1. When it does open, all your friends will go see it, then ask what you … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · 2 Comments

Many Bothans died to bring us this teaser for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Long ago, in a galaxy named after a candy bar for some reason, I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Was Episode 2 of GOTHAM an epic fail or glorious win?

The pilot episode of GOTHAM tried to pack three hours of characters, action and material into one hour, which is more like 42 minutes with all the commercial breaks. Did … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why ARCHER’s arrows are hit and miss

ARCHER — the TV show about a dude with arrows, not the cartoon spoofing James Bond — isn’t horrifically good or amazingly bad, which are the two types of things … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · 6 Comments

Why THE LEGO MOVIE works like magic

Movies based on toys, or cartoons from the ’80s designed to sell toys, tend to suck like Electrolux. THE LEGO MOVIE is a happy exception to this rule. It’s worth … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

A montage set to music: The best movies of 2013

Movies are all around us. Kind of like the Force, before George Lucas ruined it with all that claptrap about midichloridians or whatever. Films live inside your TV, your iPhone, … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

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