The Burden of Canon: Can We Talk About Arrow’s Oliver, Laurel & Felicity Problem?

UPDATED 12-14-17: SPOILER ALERT, Felicity and Oliver are now married. Safe to say, I was totally wrong on this one. Original article below. —- So, it finally happened: in the penultimate episode of the first […]

Watch This: Richard Curtis Does the Groundhog Day Thing as Sci-Fi in Trailer for About Time

On the topic of romantic comedies, Mindy Kaling once argued in The New Yorker the genre should be thought of as “a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world operates according to different rules than […]

I LOATHE That Scene: Geordi’s Definition of “Not Funny” in Star Trek: Generations

There are film scenes that we love, and there are scenes that we loathe (or hate).  As such, we like to celebrate the good ones and shame the bad ones.  Today, it’s time to talk […]

S.H.I.E.L.D, a Vampire Diaries Spin-Off & 12 Other Geek-tastic New Shows Heading Our Way in 2013/2014

Last Thursday and Friday saw 22 shows canceled by the five major US broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, The CW), in an almost Game of Thrones‘ red wedding-esque massacre (do not Google “the red wedding” […]

Top 10 Episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series

Let’s face the facts. Lists of  the best episodes of television, movies, novels, Broadway musicals, burgers and fries- you name it- are completely subjective and irrelevant. Favorites, especially pop-culture favorites, are in constant states of […]

The Great Gatsby in the Kind-of Okay Gatsby Film

There is a moment in Baz Luhrmann’s splashy, garish adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s American masterpiece, The Great Gatsby in which Nick (Toby Maguire) encounters the elusive, enigmatic Jay Gatsby (Leonard o DiCaprio), gazing at […]

TV Show Cancellation/Renewal Round-up: Community & Parks & Recreation Renewed. Yay! Happy Endings & Go On Canceled. Boo!

Every year around this time the American television networks go through a period of cleansing, in which they decide to purge themselves of generally regrettable or not widely beloved shows while making googly eyes at […]

Distinctive Soundtrack, Quirky Narrative Touches, and John Goodman? Must be Time for a New Coen Brothers Movie

Last time we heard anything from the quirky, critical darlings the Coen Brothers, they had written the critically maligned “comedy” caper, Gambit. Well, now they’re hoping you’ll put that unpleasantness aside and remember that they […]

12 American Literary Classics Which Need Entirely Unnecessary 3D Films

Last night, director Baz Lurhmann was asked by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report why on Earth his new Great Gatsby film is in 3D.  Based on Lurhmann’s rather cagey response, in that he completely […]

You Gotta Read This!: The Great Gatsby

An appreciation of the printed word (hopefully even printed on paper and bound together with a decorative cover) is a dying concept. We hope to, slowly but surely, rectify this tragic situation by introducing and […]