Thor #1 is Quite Worthy

Thor #1 is Quite Worthy

 Thor #1 Written by Jason Aaron Drawn by Russell Dauterman Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Marvel Comics Thor #1 has a cinematic feel to its writing and art that will ease new (and lapsed) fans into the…

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ – 40 Years Later

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ – 40 Years Later

A motion picture of raw, uncompromising intensity

When someone hears the title The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they might just pass it off as just another inane slasher flick, but in fact Texas is much more; it's a relentlessly agonizing, bleak…

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ – 30 Years Later

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ – 30 Years Later

31 Days of Horror

Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was…

Witchcraft Wednesdays: ‘Suspiria’ feels just as exhilaratingly nightmarish today

Witchcraft Wednesdays: ‘Suspiria’ feels just as exhilaratingly nightmarish today

31 Days of Horror

Suzy manages to hail a cab after arriving in Munich, rain pouring down like the gods are dumping giant buckets of it onto her. It sounds like the apocalypse is happening all around,…


31 Days of Horror: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ – 40 Years Later

31 Days of Horror: ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ – 40 Years Later

A motion picture of raw, uncompromising intensity

When someone hears the title The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, they might just pass it off as just another inane slasher flick, but in fact Texas is much more; it's a relentlessly agonizing, bleak…

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ – 30 Years Later

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ – 30 Years Later

31 Days of Horror

Wes Craven intended Nightmare to be an exploration of surreal horror as opposed to just another stalk-and-slash horror movie, and not only did Nightmare offer a wildly imaginative, inspired concept, but it was…

Witchcraft Wednesdays: ‘Suspiria’ feels just as exhilaratingly nightmarish today

Witchcraft Wednesdays: ‘Suspiria’ feels just as exhilaratingly nightmarish today

31 Days of Horror

Suzy manages to hail a cab after arriving in Munich, rain pouring down like the gods are dumping giant buckets of it onto her. It sounds like the apocalypse is happening all around,…

Kamen Rider Taisen: Two Generations of Japanese Heroes go to War

Kamen Rider Taisen: Two Generations of Japanese Heroes go to War

Since the premier of its first series in 1971, Japan's Kamen Rider superhero franchise has spanned more weekly television series, films, comics, videogames and other assorted media than one would think possible for…


Preview American Horror Story: Freak Show stop-motion animated main titles and a new trailer before air date

Preview American Horror Story: Freak Show stop-motion animated main titles and a new trailer before air date

FX’s horror anthology series American Horror Story will be starting up soon and as an early treat on the networks Youtube page they have released an advanced look at the main titles of…

Awkward., Ep 4.13: “Auld Lang Party” closes out the calendar year

Awkward., Ep 4.13: “Auld Lang Party” closes out the calendar year

Awkward continues the season by closing out another potential source of conflict in Matty's life while indicating potential signs of regression in Jenna, along with developing Lissa's ill-advised storyline.…

Agents of SHIELD, Ep. 2.02: “Heavy is the Head” is heavy on questions, light on answers

Agents of SHIELD, Ep. 2.02: “Heavy is the Head” is heavy on questions, light on answers

“Heavy Is the Head” picks up right where “Shadows” left off, with Carl Creel on the run from SHIELD and Hartley presumed dead in the car accident. Hunter, Hartley’s right-hand man (pun unintentional),…

Sons of Anarchy, Ep. 7.04, “Poor Little Lambs”: Jax’s master plan goes south

Sons of Anarchy, Ep. 7.04, “Poor Little Lambs”: Jax’s master plan goes south

Sons of Anarchy just broke its own record for erasing any and all good will shortly after amassing it. Episodes two and three of this season are examples of how to properly build…


NYFF 2014: ‘Whiplash’ phenomenally explores the line between perfection and sociopathy

NYFF 2014: ‘Whiplash’ phenomenally explores the line between perfection and sociopathy

New York Film Festival 2014

Originally birthed as an 18-minute short, premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Whiplash went on to garner enough attention to become a feature full-length film. Thank God it did. The feature-length version…

NYFF 2014: ‘Saint Laurent’ is gorgeous but light

NYFF 2014: ‘Saint Laurent’ is gorgeous but light

New York Film Festival 2014

Expressing his appreciation for a painting of Proust's bedroom, Yves Saint Laurent says, "There's so much fidelity in it. The artist didn't eclipse his subject." Something similar can be said of Bertrand Bonello's…

NYFF 2014: Mathieu Amalric has a dark heart in ‘The Blue Room’

NYFF 2014: Mathieu Amalric has a dark heart in ‘The Blue Room’

New York Film Festival 2014

In Mathieu Amalric's The Blue Room, love is a corrosive agent, an arsenic-like poison that slowly works its way into your heart. Amalric writes, directs and stars in this contorted but calculated little…

NYFF 2014: ‘While We’re Young’ – The Young and the Old and the Restless

NYFF 2014: ‘While We’re Young’ – The Young and the Old and the Restless

New York Film Festival 2014

At age 45, it feels like writer-director Noah Baumbach is getting soft. Best known for his caustic tragicomedies like Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg, and Margot at the Wedding,…


This is Our Design #20: “Sorbet”

This is Our Design #20: “Sorbet”

Join in and listen to co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick as they are joined by the fabulous Molly Eichel, whose reviews of Hannibal you've probably already read at The A.V. Club.…

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 393: ‘The Double’ ‘Coherence’ and ‘The One I Love’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 393: ‘The Double’ ‘Coherence’ and ‘The One I Love’

Simon Howell returns to the Sound On Sight podcast after taking some time off and on this episode we review three great films, all of which share a common theme. First is Richard…

The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the pilot. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the…

The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

The Televerse #161- Six Feet Under with Mike Worby

It’s another full week of pilots, premieres, and finales, giving us plenty of TV to discuss on the pilot. We kick things off with a little reality chat before moving on to the…


Thor #1 is Quite Worthy

Thor #1 is Quite Worthy

 Thor #1 Written by Jason Aaron Drawn by Russell Dauterman Colors by Matthew Wilson Published by Marvel Comics Thor #1 has a cinematic feel to its writing and art that will ease new (and lapsed) fans into the…

Death of Wolverine #3 Has Iconic Imagery, Average Story

Death of Wolverine #3 Has Iconic Imagery, Average Story

Death of Wolverine #3 Written by Charles Soule Pencilled by Steve McNiven Inked by Jay Leisen Colors by Justin Ponsor Published by Marvel Comics Even if Charles Soule’s script reads like a compilation of the…

’2000 AD Prog: 1900 & 1901′ Come for Dredd, stay for (most of) the rest

’2000 AD Prog: 1900 & 1901′ Come for Dredd, stay for (most of) the rest

TV fans often defend their favourite shows with assurances that “it gets better.” It’s a given, at least in North America, that shows take time to truly find their footing. British television, however,…

Pittsburgh Comicon: The Legends Panel

Pittsburgh Comicon: The Legends Panel

Pittsburgh Comicon: The Legends Panel   The Players: Bill Sienkiewicz -Classically trained painter known for his work at both DC and Marvel, particularly Elektra: Assassin. Sienkiewicz has won more awards than I can…


‘Condemned: Criminal Origins’ terrorizes via a macabre medley of mannequins

‘Condemned: Criminal Origins’ terrorizes via a macabre medley of mannequins

Digital Creepshow

When tasked with choosing a particular horror game from the long and distinguished list, Condemned: Criminal Origins sticks out for a number of reasons. It was one of the best Xbox 360 launch…

Kid Atari & Friends Episode 2: Let’s Play ‘Don’t Starve’

Kid Atari & Friends Episode 2: Let’s Play ‘Don’t Starve’

Will delight fans of Tim Burton and fans of sandbox survival games.

On our second Let’s Play video cast, Kid Atari (a.k.a. Ricky D), and ABEL give Don’t Starve a second chance. Developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment, the game was initially released via Valve’s…

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 1: The Will to Power (an abundance of ambition)

‘Xenosaga’ Revisited, Part 1: The Will to Power (an abundance of ambition)

When the mammoth project known collectively as Xenosaga was first announced in 2001, it sounded like a dream come true for RPG fans, at least on paper. Developer Monolith Soft promised a six…

Kid Atari & Friends Episode 1: Let’s Play ‘Don’t Starve’

Kid Atari & Friends Episode 1: Let’s Play ‘Don’t Starve’

For our inaugural Let’s Play video cast, Kid Atari a.k.a. Ricky D, and ABEL play Don’t Starve, developed and published by the indie company Klei Entertainment. The game was initially released via Valve’s…


NYFF 2014: ‘Whiplash’ phenomenally explores the line between perfection and sociopathy

NYFF 2014: ‘Whiplash’ phenomenally explores the line between perfection and sociopathy

New York Film Festival 2014

Originally birthed as an 18-minute short, premiering at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Whiplash went on to garner enough attention to become a feature full-length film. Thank God it did. The feature-length version…

Wide World of Horror: ‘El páramo (The Squad’) – once a soldier always a soldier

Wide World of Horror: ‘El páramo (The Squad’) – once a soldier always a soldier

The basic conceit of El páramo is what ultimately holds the film back. Try as it might the film can never move past what it presents in its opening minutes. That’s not a…

New on Video: ‘Macbeth’

New on Video: ‘Macbeth’

This is a somber, sorrowful, generally faithful, and visually satisfying version of one of Shakespeare's most cinematic works…

Patrick Cassidy’s solemnity brings out the best and worst in ‘Calvary’

Patrick Cassidy’s solemnity brings out the best and worst in ‘Calvary’

Calvary Patrick Cassidy Varese Sarabande Records “You have to detach yourself.” That’s the advice Brendan Gleeson’s scruffy pillar of a priest gives to a fellow clergyman in Calvary, the second film from John Michael…


Sound On Sight Podcast

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 393: ‘The Double’ ‘Coherence’ and ‘The One I Love’

Sound On Sight Podcast, Episode 393: 'The Double' 'Coherence' and 'The One I Love'

Simon Howell returns to the Sound On Sight podcast after taking some time off and on this episode we review…

Sordid Cinema

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the ‘Sin City’ Franchise

Sordid Cinema #83: Defending the 'Sin City' Franchise

When Sin City was released, it was a remarkable achievement – a comic book adaptation that didn’t look or feel…

Hey You Geeks Podcast

Hey You Geeks!! # 34: The Midtown Bus To Gotham

Hey You Geeks!! # 34: The Midtown Bus To Gotham

Gotham, the biggest new show of the Fall and perhaps the biggest television premiere of the year, has finally arrived.…

Televerse

This is Our Design #20: “Sorbet”

This is Our Design #20: "Sorbet"

Join in and listen to co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick as they are joined by the fabulous Molly Eichel,…

Open Source

Open Source #6: ‘Destiny’, ‘Minecraft’ and Twitch, Oh My!

Open Source #6: 'Destiny', 'Minecraft' and Twitch, Oh My!

  DON’T PANIC! The Open Source crew have returned after a brief break, complete with your irregularly scheduled broadcast of…

Sketchy

Sketchy Episode 138 – ‘The Life & Times of Tim’

Sketchy Episode 138 - 'The Life & Times of Tim'

HBO cartoons are not common, and this week, we discuss a recent one. It’s “The Life & Times of Tim,”…

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…

The Walking Dead Podcast

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

The Walking Dead Podcast Episode 53: “A”

For the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4, the survivors have been following the train tracks and on…

Darkness Becomes You Podcast

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

Darkness Becomes You Bonus Podcast: True Detective Mix-Tape

True Detective is many things – a beautifully poised, slow and ominous work of a mature, sure-handed director, and a show…