Monday, July 23 2012
Attending the various panels in Hall H at Comic Con can require a lot of planning and may take up your whole day.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Among Joss Whedon's greatest contributions to television has been the continual use of the Body Count, the willingness to kill off recurring characters in order to ratchet up the narrative tension and create a sense of danger.
Monday, April 11 2011
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods has been as star-crossed as a show can be. Although Goddard and Whedon had finished principle filming, MGM requested a year delay to convert the film to 3D, and then promptly went bankrupt.
Thursday, January 6 2011
Secret, usually evil, plots dominated TV drama in 2010, from Lost, Rubicon, and Persons Unknown to 24, V, Flashforward, and Terriers.
Tuesday, October 20 2009
Between the Internet, DVRs, and DVDs, television viewers have been almost completely freed from the vagaries of network scheduling. We can watch our favorite shows whenever we want.
Monday, December 9 2013
Reckless Kelly's eighth album opens strong, closes strong, and sags just a bit in the middle. But this is a good album from a veteran band.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
The best tracks on Engravings combine icy ambience with doomy grooves. The more lackluster pieces lack melodic hooks and try to get by on atmosphere alone.
Monday, November 18 2013
Less Than Jake's first album in five years doesn't quite live up to their '90s heyday, but it's still packed with hooks and energy.
Sunday, November 17 2013
Ghost Avenue lovingly and accurately recreates the sound of '80s hair metal, without any irony. I found that confusing.
Thursday, November 14 2013
The former bassist for Drive-By Truckers exceeds expectations with a strong debut album that mixes country, southern rock, and pop.
Monday, July 9 2012
The biggest pop culture gathering in North America kicks off Wednesday night. How has Comic-Con responded to last year's problems, and what are the most interesting events taking place at this year's show?
Wednesday, December 14 2011
This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Sunday, December 4 2011
Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Wednesday, July 20 2011
Grading the upcoming Comic-Con, from who's in attendance to who decided to stay behind...
Wednesday, June 22 2011
We stuck around for the whole season, got our hopes up when things improved in the last few episodes, and this is the way it ends? Ugh. Spoilers abound, of course.