Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.13, “Further West”: Strong finale closes out shaky season

Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.13, “Further West”: Strong finale closes out shaky season

Hell on Wheels’ fourth season has been complicated. While mostly disappointing, it has featured moments of great emotional depth and viewers have had to say goodbye to Elam (Common) and Ruth (Kasha Kropinski)…

Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

‘Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges…

Telltale unveils the first trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones video game

Telltale unveils the first trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones video game

  Telltale, which is responsible for episodic games such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands, have just unveiled the first teaser trailer for its Game of Thrones episodic game…

Sketchy Episode 146 – ‘The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)’

Sketchy Episode 146 – ‘The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)’

Sketchy welcomes animator Justin Marchert to discuss “The Venture Bros.” This was recorded while Newcomb was venturing through Los Angeles. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Justin Marchert bigbothershow.com/ vimeo.com/ondemand/searchingforkatie Songs Alone Is Where I’m Headed…


‘Enter the Dragon’ – A Cultural Education

‘Enter the Dragon’ – A Cultural Education

Childhood Memories

For most people, Enter the Dragon is a quintessential action film. The first Chinese martial arts film co-produced in Hollywood, it launched the genre, not to mention its late leading man Bruce…

‘The Homesman’ sees Tommy Lee Jones direct the weirdest western in quite some time

‘The Homesman’ sees Tommy Lee Jones direct the weirdest western in quite some time

Set during the pioneer era, The Homesman subverts the usual trajectory of westerns set in this time by instead focusing on a journey from what will eventually become Nebraska territory in the West…

The look of Godard’s ‘First Name: Carmen’ offsets the cruelty displayed on screen

The look of Godard’s ‘First Name: Carmen’ offsets the cruelty displayed on screen

Godard Forever: Part Two

"If I love you, that's the end of you." -- Carmen x Following Passion (1982) and Scenario du film passion (1982), Jean-Luc Godard directed First Name: Carmen (1983), starring Marushka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffe, and…

‘Nouvelle Vague’ is the history of cinema told as a biblical allegory

‘Nouvelle Vague’ is the history of cinema told as a biblical allegory

Godard Forever: Part Two

Nouvelle Vague (1990) is not a cinematic treatment of the Young Turks breaking new ground in the sixties but a film about the history of cinema told as a biblical allegory. Old and…


Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.13, “Further West”: Strong finale closes out shaky season

Hell on Wheels, Ep. 4.13, “Further West”: Strong finale closes out shaky season

Hell on Wheels’ fourth season has been complicated. While mostly disappointing, it has featured moments of great emotional depth and viewers have had to say goodbye to Elam (Common) and Ruth (Kasha Kropinski)…

Gracepoint, Ep. 1.08, “Episode Eight” characters heighten otherwise weak episode

Gracepoint, Ep. 1.08, “Episode Eight” characters heighten otherwise weak episode

While the jumping off point for Gracepoint has been the central mystery of who killed Danny Solano, much like its British predecessor Broadchurch has developed into a compelling, devastating look at the effects…

IFC’s Portlandia gets fifth season trailer and premiere date

IFC’s Portlandia gets fifth season trailer and premiere date

The Portland based sketch comedy series created by and starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen, and rock musician Carrie Brownstein, is entering its fifth season next year and will be…

Television that Home Video Forgot: Darkroom (1981)

Television that Home Video Forgot: Darkroom (1981)

Excavating through the vastness of television history to feature programs from broadcast past that were critically maligned and/or lost on the way to home video.…


AFI Fest 2014: ‘Haemoo’ is a harrowing film with blockbuster conventions

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Haemoo’ is a harrowing film with blockbuster conventions

AFI Fest 2014

Contemporary Korean films have made a reputation of being the most grim experiences out there, replete with unabashed violence, incest, social inequality, and crime - Haemoo has three of those things! Adapted from…

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is a sexually charged nightmare

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Thou Wast Mild and Lovely’ is a sexually charged nightmare

AFI Fest 2014

If Terrence Malick had a twisted little sister, it would be Josephine Decker; the resemblance is clearly discernible in her sophomore feature, Thou Wast Mild & Lovely, utilizing Malick's uninhibited and experimental handheld…

AFI Fest 2014: ‘The Absent’ finds a steady rhythm

AFI Fest 2014: ‘The Absent’ finds a steady rhythm

AFI Fest 2014

The Absent is almost a parody of what people who don't really watch "art films" think they're like. It is nigh-on plotless, lacking in incident, almost wordless, highly ambiguous, and incredibly slow. It…

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Felt’ shows the jarring effects of rape culture

AFI Fest 2014: ‘Felt’ shows the jarring effects of rape culture

AFI Fest 2014

It's a rare discovery when a film can materialize the internal terror that women experience on a daily basis so disturbingly close to reality. Blurring the lines of documentary and narrative storytelling, Felt…


Sketchy Episode 146 – ‘The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)’

Sketchy Episode 146 – ‘The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)’

Sketchy welcomes animator Justin Marchert to discuss “The Venture Bros.” This was recorded while Newcomb was venturing through Los Angeles. Enjoy! Listen on iTunes! Justin Marchert bigbothershow.com/ vimeo.com/ondemand/searchingforkatie Songs Alone Is Where I’m Headed…

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed”

“Consumed” is a welcome return to two of the show’s most compelling characters; and an episode that gives two of our least talkative survivors a chance to express themselves and some much-needed breathing…

This is Our Design #24: “Roti”

This is Our Design #24: “Roti”

It's another in-depth podcast that you have in front of you, but if you were expecting anything else at this point, you are literally insane. We recommend a Dr. Lecter.…

The Televerse #168- 2014 Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee

The Televerse #168- 2014 Freshman Comedies with Ryan McGee

With so many eventful episodes of TV airing, it’s another long podcast this week. First we start with the comedies, including the still fantastic Jane the Virgin. Then we talk genre, including Supernatural’s…


‘Batwoman’ #36 Dives Head First into the Occult

‘Batwoman’ #36 Dives Head First into the Occult

Last month, Batwoman saw Kate Kane working alongside the likes of Red Alice, Clayface, Ragman, and Etrigan the Demon in space while fighting the forces of Hell and Morgan le Fey. It served…

‘Wonder Woman’ #36 – A New Run Begins

‘Wonder Woman’ #36 – A New Run Begins

Wonder Woman #36 marks the end of the lengthy Brian Azzarello/Cliff Chiang run which has defined Diana Prince since the New 52’s inception. Unfortunately, many of the newer elements introduced have been controversial…

‘Intersect’ #1 Is A Challenging Visual Experience

‘Intersect’ #1 Is A Challenging Visual Experience

Ray Fawkes’s Intersect is one of the more challenging new series that Image has released. From the immediate first pages, it feels like one has awoken from a deep slumber only to welcome…

Hell Hath No Fury Like ‘Batman’ #36

Hell Hath No Fury Like ‘Batman’ #36

Batman #36 Writer: Scott Snyder Pencils: Greg Capullo Ink: Danny Miki Colours: FCO Plascencia Letters: Steve Wands Editors: Mark Doyle & Matt Humphreys Publisher: DC Comics Have you ever been in love? Head-over-heels, pop-songs-on-blast-turnt-down-for-what love? Sure, most have. You’ve probably…


Telltale unveils the first trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones video game

Telltale unveils the first trailer for the upcoming Game of Thrones video game

  Telltale, which is responsible for episodic games such as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us and Tales from the Borderlands, have just unveiled the first teaser trailer for its Game of Thrones episodic game…

System Crash: A “Bug’s” Life

System Crash: A “Bug’s” Life

There’s a well-known (and rather hilarious) bug doing the rounds right now in Assassin’s Creed: Unity, whereby the faces of characters fail to load, revealing the gaping void that lies beneath. It’s made…

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ leaks probable first screenshots

Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ leaks probable first screenshots

Though the release date and any real plot details still remain shrouded in secrecy, Telltale's upcoming Game of Thrones series purportedly leaked a few screenshots yesterday. The pictures revealed that the game's art…

‘Blast Corps’ makes for hours of gleeful destruction

‘Blast Corps’ makes for hours of gleeful destruction

Forgotten Gems

While there's a long and varied laundry list of games that have challenged you to save the world, and more than a few that have challenged you to destroy it, Blast Corps must…


New on Video: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

New on Video: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, as much as it now stands as a cinematic phenomenon and as one of the most astonishing visual releases of the silent era, was, nevertheless, something of an…

Childhood Memories: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

Childhood Memories: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

We all have holiday traditions. Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, then Central Ohio, then Western Pennsylvania again, we had more than a few Christmas ones. Every Christmas morning, we weren’t allowed to open…

‘The Enforcer’ takes the difficult road to tell a revealing tale about criminal business practices

‘The Enforcer’ takes the difficult road to tell a revealing tale about criminal business practices

Friday Noir #112

Director Bretaigne Windust, helped in some capacity by the more vividly remembered Raoul Walsh (albeit un-credited during the opening titles), along with screenwriter Martin Rackin do their part in pushing the limits of…

Childhood Memories and The End of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Childhood Memories and The End of Saturday Morning Cartoons

Childhood Memories

2014 marked the end of many traditions that pop culture fans hold dear. One of the most surprising announcements was the official heralding of the death of Saturday morning cartoons. In September, the…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sordid Cinema #85: ‘Birdman’

Sordid Cinema #85: ‘Birdman'

This week, Simon and Ricky invite Julian Carrington and Kate Renenbohm to discuss director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, a technical…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #85: ‘Birdman’

Sordid Cinema #85: ‘Birdman'

This week, Simon and Ricky invite Julian Carrington and Kate Renenbohm to discuss director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, a technical…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #37: The State of Geek Culture

Hey You Geeks!! Podcast #37: The State of Geek Culture

Last week, we attended our local comic convention, Rhode Island Comic Con, with the goal of interviewing some of the…

Televerse

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed"

“Consumed” is a welcome return to two of the show’s most compelling characters; and an episode that gives two of…

Open Source

Open Source #10: The Future of Mass Effect

Open Source #10: The Future of Mass Effect

With the recent passing of ‘N7 day’, Bioware released some interesting concept art for Mass Effect 4. Where can the…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 146 – ‘The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)’

Sketchy Episode 146 - 'The Venture Bros. (w/ Justin Marchert)'

Sketchy welcomes animator Justin Marchert to discuss “The Venture Bros.” This was recorded while Newcomb was venturing through Los Angeles. Enjoy!…

The Mid-Season Replacements

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 7 – You’re Doing It Wrong

The Mid-Season Replacements Episode 7 - You're Doing It Wrong

This week on the Mid-Season Replacements, the guys bury Selfie, discuss Olive Kitteridge and this week's Arrow, and review The…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 59: “Consumed"

“Consumed” is a welcome return to two of the show’s most compelling characters; and an episode that gives two of…

Game Of Thrones Podcast

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: “The Children”

Game of Thrones Podcast #30: "The Children"

  When Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss promised the season four finale would be their finest yet, they…