Fall TV Preview - Part 1

Fall TV Preview – Part 1

Upcoming Fall TV Schedule Part 1: Repeat Offenders Grimm – August 13th The first of the new TV season out of the gate and here comes a show, that within the first ten minutes has already seemingly evolved and grown up from last year. The cast seem more confident. We also get a huge burst [...]

6 Directors for the Justice League

6 Directors for the Justice League

Warner Brothers is at least considering Ben Affleck to direct their Justice League movie. Deadline is denying the story, but frankly they’re not as trustworthy as Variety. And while the internet has responded with some typical Affleck-backlash that the same guy who once starred in Gigli is going to direct such a key project. I’m [...]

Passwords Have Irrevocably Failed

Passwords Have Irrevocably Failed

When our Hollywood protagonist needs to access a secure system, they are able to use deductive reasoning to magically guess any password they need. With a little logic supposedly you can figure out exactly what password anyone is using in a given moment. And while some people choose poor passwords (the type an idiot might have [...]

Female Role Models - Ashley Eckstein

Female Role Models – Ashley Eckstein

Sometimes it’s really hard being a girl. From a young age, we’re told that we can be anything we want to be. We’re encouraged to try new things and left with the thought that when we get older everything we were spoon fed will be true. And then we grow up and discover that, yes, [...]

Brain Nuggets - July

Brain Nuggets – July

Here is your latest bowl of cranial chunks. Grab a spoon and dig in. Peter Jackson has made it official. The unnecessary cash-grab of stretching the 300 pages of The Hobbit into two movies is now even more unnecessary as it will become three movies. We already knew that he was adding characters into The [...]

Don't Be a Dick Day

Don’t Be a Dick Day

BSIG doesn’t run articles over the weekend (at least at the moment), so we are late to report that it was somewhat suddenly determined that July 29th (Wil Wheaton’s birthday) should also be known as Don’t Be a Dick Day. To Wil, I’d say happy day-after-your-birthday (happy afterbirth?). Celebrity birthdays are not necessarily more notable [...]

Gift Buying for Geeks

Gift Buying for Geeks

Is the geek in your life about to have a birthday? Are you still guilty for getting them that lame American Eagle sweater for Christmas, and don’t want to see that disappointed look in their eye again? Here’s the answer. An all-inclusive Gift Buying Geek Guide. If you’re ever in need for a geeky gift–look [...]

Worshiping the church of Spotify

Worshiping the church of Spotify

I was once a devout follower of the church of Pandora. I suffered through the streaming caps, endured the songs I had no interest in hearing because I had already skipped over too many. My days were full of unanswered questions like “How is this artist at all similar to the suggestions?” and “Why can’t [...]

I Hate Cancer More Than I Hate The Yankees

I Hate Cancer More Than I Hate The Yankees

There are very few things in this world that I truly hate. The Yankees. Green and red peppers. Jar Jar Binks. But most of all, above and beyond anything else, I hate cancer. And not just a normal, emotional filled hatred. But a slow burning, deeply ingrained hate. In fact, there aren’t really words adequate [...]

Hans Zimmer's The Dark Knight Rises Score

Hans Zimmer’s The Dark Knight Rises Score

James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer collaborated on the scores for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. For The Dark Knight Rises, Hans Zimmer is finally allowed to fly solo and he soars. Their work on Batman Begins was atmospheric and at times evocative of being in a cave surrounded by bats. In that regard, [...]

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Looking Back and Forward on The Accidental Batman Trilogy

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to create a Batman trilogy. Frankly, I’m not sure he tried making a single Batman movie (more on that later). In the forward to The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy, he writes: People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you [...]

The Twenty-Year Death

The Twenty-Year Death

Quentin Tarantino is a student of film, like most directors. But he truly loves film in a way that transcends most directors. It is clear in his interviews, and it is clear in his work. He lifts quite liberally shots and styles from others in homage. All artists borrow, and it takes an encyclopedic knowledge [...]