On January 13th, people tuned in to stream the long-awaited adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, despite the pleas from narrator Lemony Snicket (Patrick Warbuton) in the opening scene to watch something happier.
It wasn’t always easy to fill 22 pages worth of Comic Code-friendly stories and adventures, especially not since anything good you came up with would just get stolen by Stan Lee anyway. Combine that with deadline panic, and you end up with a few characters who didn’t think their personas through very well.
A new study published in The Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests super-beings might not be the greatest role models for children, after all.
It’s fake-out on top of fake-out in the season and likely series finale of Sherlock, so fasten your seat belts, as Jim (Still Dead) Moriarty will say, and take a Valium if you have a fear of flying because we open with this nightmare flight scenario…
January is upon us, so it’s time once again to take a look back at the most popular articles of the previous year.
Babies are notorious show killers, so let’s hope we won’t be seeing much of her. Then again, if Americans have learned anything from Downton Abbey, it’s that British children are not meant to be seen or heard, except except maybe for an obligatory ten minute period every other week, between tea and supper.
Fear not, TV fanatics and eclectic cult series connoisseurs! I have a relatively risk-free solution to the Black Mirror Conundrum. For those planning to embark upon a steady diet of this show, I propose the following fail-safe Introductory Mini-Binge.
History time, kids! Once upon a time, in a magical land of wealth and opportunity commonly known as the US of A lived a humble country lawyer named Huey P. Long. The nation had just emerged as one of the victors of a bloody World War and was going through an exciting period of technological progress and prosperity, blissfully unaware of the looming Wall Street crash and the ensuing Great Depression.
Welcome to the Agony Booth’s first ever Bad Superhero Movie Showdown, in which we compare two justifiably reviled superhero movies to definitively answer the question which one fails the most.
Welcome to Carrie in Brooklyn: She’s a single mom raising a cute ginger-tot in brownstone Brooklyn. How can she afford a Brooklyn brownstone? How do any television characters afford their fabulous New York apartments?
Sherlock’s back, and on New Year’s Day, so maybe it’s a sign of better things to come in 2017. What have the boys been up to?
I’ve rewatched the four major sequels that were released in 2015 and 2016 to see if I was right about the nature of releasing a sequel to a property that’s been dormant for almost a decade.
I was left with the realization that beyond all the “clever” dialogue and manic pace, Sherlock simply is not as good as people think. In fact, Zero Effect did it better in every way.
Even if I could joke, the chilling Cold War nuclear specter evoked by The Dead Zone has put me off it for now. I find it hard to be jocular while thinking about the fact that in several weeks, an irascible simpleton will have control over the largest nuclear arsenal on the planet.
January is upon us, which as we all know is the time of year reserved for that curious mix of Oscar bait finally going wide, obvious duds that got pushed back from summertime/holiday releases, and the rare diamond in the rough taking advantage of a total lack of competition. In other words, expect Rogue One to dominate the box office for the foreseeable future.
January 1st is coming soon, but we’re not the only people who can use 2017 as chance to start something new. Our favorite TV and movie characters should use the coming new year to better themselves too. Or at the very least, become less terrible. …To watch, I mean. I don’t care if someone is a good person, so long as they entertain me.
TV has asked us to identify with a lot of antiheroes—mob bosses, teachers turned drug kingpins, Soviet-era spies who kill sweet old ladies—but embracing genocidal war criminals feels like a bridge too far.
Because it’s the holidays and a slow time of year around these parts, I figured I’d have a little fun and take a break from contemplating the Grim Reaper’s current mass celebrity killing spree and post this term paper I wrote back in college. Yes, even before this blog existed, and in fact before any blog existed, and even before the internet, I was writing long-winded essays about movies.
Lex Luthor is a rather unique example in this series of Movies that Predicted Trump, in that he actually is based on Trump.
In honor of the holiday season, and to take advantage of the upcoming Wonder Woman film and Lynda Carter’s return to the silver screen in Supergirl, let’s take a look back at The New Adventures of Wonder Woman‘s somewhat holiday-related episode from 1977 titled “The Deadly Toys”!