Wednesday, August 20 2014
Women are the alpha-characters in Halt and Catch Fire. There may be no better dynamic duo of smart leading females on TV today than Donna and Cameron.
Monday, August 11 2014
After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory?
Monday, August 4 2014
Humankind once laughed at The Planet of the Apes -- until it became a critically acclaimed artistic endeavor and had an Academy Award category created for it. Now who amongst us is laughing?
Tuesday, July 22 2014
American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved.
Wednesday, July 16 2014
A couple years after its demise, it's time to look back at how brilliant and confusing Mike White and Laura Dern's series really was.
Monday, July 7 2014
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media.
Friday, June 27 2014
Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
With Mad Men now wrapped up until spring 2015, it's time we stop resisting the trend of this new television practice. It ain't over, but it's still a finalé.
Monday, June 2 2014
Marvel Comics rules the box office today (three films based on Marvel Comics occupied the top 10 in May 2014 alone), but getting there was a long, hard, slow road.
Wednesday, May 14 2014
It's no secret that American Idol has had LGB contestants before, but the show seemed to adopt a "don't ask, don't tell" policy up until this season, until M. K. Nobilette.
Monday, May 12 2014
Vicars interact with a wide range of people, and the motley crew who pass through Adam's church offer ample opportunities for comedy.
Monday, April 21 2014
LOST arrived with the thunderous roar of exploding fuselage. It cut wildly through pop-culture stereotypes, and then left its fans lost and bewildered amidst the wreckage.
Thursday, April 10 2014
There just isn't enough time in the human lifespan to see all the films one 'should'. So why not just declare the death of the cinephile?
Friday, April 4 2014
Can a barely recognizable sequel save a franchise? Or is it doomed to mark its epitaph?
Wednesday, April 2 2014
Hey, did anybody else have the Good Wife plot twist spoiled for them last week? Thanks to Google, Time and the Associated Press, I did.
Tuesday, March 25 2014
Right when the adult actors of ABC's most successful series in years were forced to file suit against 20th Century Fox, the minds behind the dialogue took an entire episode to make their points known. Subliminally or not.
Friday, March 21 2014
When you pay for Probe's services, you're not only getting the agent of the week but also a passel of experts with their tiny cameras, microphones, and zirconium-shelled "audio implants".
Tuesday, March 11 2014
Thanks to Seth Meyers, the community of after-hours talk-show hosts just got a whole lot friendlier. Call it fresh. Call it new. I call it interesting.
Friday, March 7 2014
For over 20 years, Alan Partridge has shared his life with the British public and fans have embraced him, warts and all. Now, his first feature film is coming to America. Back of the net!
Monday, March 3 2014
Grand "explanations" are simple, it's actions and decisions that are complex. Quantum Leap treated ordinary people's problems as the real matters of cosmic importance.