Movie Review: 'The Avengers'

Movie Review: ‘The Avengers’

This is the big one. Over five movies, Marvel has done something unthinkable — created a shared cinematic universe, culminating in the movie event of the year. If this didn’t work, for whatever reason, Marvel would be in trouble, so it’s perhaps lucky that they gave this huge movie to geek god Joss Whedon. So [...]

March Brain Nuggets

March Brain Nuggets

Occasionally I have a “nugget” that isn’t worth a full column. From time to time I might assemble these chunks in the way that processed meat becomes pink slime. I mean, I will serve up Grade A genius distilled into bite-size pieces. Enjoy! I had the privilege of asking Edward James Olmos about Blade Runner [...]

TV Shows That Lost The Plot

TV Shows That Lost The Plot

There are very few shows that maintained a perfect run, without any bad seasons or cringeworthy episodes, but there have been a few in recent memory that became so awful, so convoluted, that they earned themselves a place on this list. Heroes It’s difficult to identify where exactly this went wrong. Heroes was, for a [...]