Articles tagged sci-fi, tv, drama, comedy, stargate

Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter’s Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.

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BBC Radio: Tune in for a Grin

The BBC has recognised that its mission statement "to inform, educate and entertain" must, simply must, include radio comedy.

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22 Aug 2011 // 10:00 PM

Tig Notaro: Good One

A nonstop laugh fest, Good One proves that Tig Notaro is one of the funniest comedians currently on the market.

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‘Stargate Atlantis: Complete Series (Blu-ray)’: Action-Packed Entertainment

The five seasons of Stargate Atlantis provide action-packed entertainment on a consistent basis.

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The 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Film Comedies of All Time

With today's release of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul on DVD, we thought this was the perfect time to run down our choices for the funniest future shock sci-fi genre films of all time.

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The 10 Worst Sci-Fi Films of All Time

Intelligent? Forward Thinking? Epic? Not these 10 Sci-Fi Titles, a collection of speculative crap that is more fetid schlock than future shock.

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‘Busy Monsters’: Losing It, With Glorious Prolixity

William Giraldi’s ravaging way with the language is so dexterous and sure-handed that his comic romp of a novel fairly detonates.

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Toni Collette Shows Her Good Parts in The Final Season of ‘United States of Tara’

With consistent fantastic writing across the board for all three seasons, and an always innovative perspective on a widely ignored mental illness, it’s easy to deduce that we got all of Tara’s good parts -- from start to finish.

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The 10 Greatest Movie Comedies of All Time

The ten comedies that make us -- and perhaps, only us at Short Ends and Leader -- laugh out loud. Guaranteed to differ from yours... probably...

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They Might Be Giants: Join Us

Join Us is the type of record, despite its titular invitation, that will be best enjoyed by the faithful, as opposed to those who are curious about the group and want a starting point to delve into.

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A Riveting Story Is Elevated by Captivating Performances in ‘Barney’s Version’

This is not a romantic comedy as its trailer misleads; rather, it’s a drama that carries us through the defining moments that occur within nearly 40 years of the eponymous character’s life.

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‘Damnation Alley’ Is Best Viewed With a Few Pals and a Few Drinks

This by-the-numbers story straddles the line between legitimate drama and all-out silliness.

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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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Everything You Know Is Wrong: An Interview with “Weird Al” Yankovic

He survived an inexplicable Lady Gaga controversy, and is warning us of the fiery (and hilarious) Alpocalypse at hand. The Grammy-winning comedy icon discusses everything from Rebecca Black to what would've made his Internet Leaks EP more effective, as well as the time he missed out on filling in for James Taylor on The Tonight Show.

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20 Jun 2011 // 10:00 PM

In Praise of Silliness

They say you gotta laugh to keep from crying. A simple dose of pure silliness taken on a regular basis is much needed, these days.

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The End Was All Too Near: ‘Stargate Universe: The Complete Final Season’

Without much critical acclaim or ratings, SGU delivered 40 episodes of excellent storytelling.

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Is ‘The Other Woman’ Competing in the Cliché Olympics?

Although The Other Woman has the potential to be socially relevant given today’s blended families, it doesn’t present anything new.

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‘Four Lions’ With a Ridiculous Roar

Chris Morris transcends the obstacles of the delicate subject matter of suicide bombers and creates a sharp satire.

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Let’s Play: Interactivity by Proxy in a Web 2.0 Culture (Part 4)

The ways gamers customize their gameplay and then document that play has the potential to significantly affect how certain titles and their surrounding culture of players are perceived.

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Let’s Play: Interactivity by Proxy in a Web 2.0 Culture (Part 3)

Today marks the third of four articles dedicated to fully unpacking my recent paper for Rutgers School of Communication, presented earlier this month at the

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'Sugar Hill' Breaks Out the Old-School Zombies

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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