This Clarice review contains spoilers. Clarice Episode 4 Clarice, episode 4, “You Can’t Rule Me,” is a misnomer. Unlike its source material, The Silence of the Lambs, it plays by a lot of rules. Agent Clarice Starling (Rebecca Breeds), and the ViCAP unit she works at under Deputy Assistant Attorney General Paul Krendler (Michael Cudlitz)
Training Day’s “King Kong” monologue stands tall among the great speeches of cinema. Denzel Washington elevates the iambic pentameter of Iago, the villain of William Shakespeare’s Othello, to syncopated street rhythms. It is on par with Marlon Brando’s reflections on the horrors of war as Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, it is the inverse of
Congruity is important in fiction. Trust and verisimilitude are the first casualties when breaches of the unspoken contract between creator and audience occur. Each of us has our own limits on what we’re prepared to accept before that crucial tipping point is reached and our minds unmoor from a piece of fiction. Although we understand
While Neil Gaiman has been one of the most revered writers in the world of comics for decades, his live-action CV has grown in recent years as he fields a growing number of adaptations of his own works. Interestingly, the author has revealed how an uncredited contribution to director Guillermo del Toro’s 2008 sequel, Hellboy
This Superman & Lois review contains spoilers. Superman and Lois Episode 2 There was a time, long ago, when big genre TV shows would get two hour premieres. Not the kind of two hour premiere that Superman & Lois had, where an episode that was actually a full hour without commercials got stretched out over
When studio executives are asked about the lack of representation in chief creative positions like writer or director, a common Hollywood response is something along the lines of: there was no one other than a white guy who was qualified (phrased more diplomatically… usually). More recently, however, as it becomes more and more clear just
This All American review contains spoilers. All American Season 3, Episode 7 “Roll the Dice” gives us a break from current events and decides to show us all that went down in the summer before school started. Secrets, revelations, and confessions. How about that for a Vegas trip? Let’s discuss… What happens in Vegas… doesn’t
If Raya and the Last Dragon proves anything, it’s that Disney is trying to tell a more modern “Disney Princess” story with their latest animated effort. Commercially, Disney’s transition into the 21st century has been a smooth one. While the shuttering of Disney theme parks in the last year due to the pandemic has cost
The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards are in the history books. It was a weird ceremony for a weird year, occasionally marked as much by the technical difficulties that came from using Zoom and telecommunications for awards speeches as it was by the winners. And yet, what a remarkable year for the winners it was.
The streaming wars are just as fiery and competitive as ever. Disney+ now has one Marvel TV show under its belt (WandaVision), with another one to come in March (The Falcon and The Winter Soldier). In response, Netflix is broadening its reach with its list of new releases for March 2021. Netflix always features plenty
There’s never been a season of The Walking Dead quite like this one. With six additional episodes added on as an epilogue to its original finale, season 10 will go down as the longest season in the show’s history. This, of course, wasn’t the plan, but when the Covid-19 pandemic forced productions to grind to
What if The X-Files or Fringe had a grand unified theory that attributed all of the mysterious phenomena its government operatives investigated to one cause? Such is the question posed by Debris, J. H. Wyman’s latest sci-fi offering premiering on NBC March 1. The series’ title refers to pieces of wreckage from an alien spacecraft
Lorraine Warren has seen true evil at the start of The Conjuring 2 and wants to call it quits — at least for a while — but when the Hodgson family finds itself under siege by a terrible haunting, the paranormal investigators have no choice but to help. Set in the late ’70s in the
Isn’t it just the worst when you’re out with friends at your favorite restaurant (masked up, of course) and everyone’s discussing Inuyashiki but you’re unable to jump in? How about when you’re waiting for the bus to arrive and people are discussing the latest Happy Sugar Life plot twist? Or when your cashier at the supermarket tries to make
One day the streaming wars will slow down, but alas that day is not here yet. On Feb. 24, ViacomCBS confirmed all the details of its upcoming all-encompassing streaming service: Paramount+. This new streaming service will replace ViacomCBS’s existing option, CBS All Access, and is designed to keep the major media conglomerate competitive with its
The first full color issue of Den of Geek‘s glossy new magazine launched this month. It’s a gorgeous 68 page print magazine full of the latest features and interviews covering the very best of pop culture from movies and TV to comics, books, and games. Yep, it’s an actual old school physical item that you can
Zack Snyder‘s career comes full circle with the upcoming Netflix zombie extravaganza Army of the Dead, a film almost two decades in the making. The filmmaker best known for Justice League and Watchmen first cut his teeth on a feature-length project with Dawn of the Dead, Universal Picture’s high-octane remake of the George A. Romero
Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, a new historical documentary series on Netflix, is being billed as a “real-life Game of Thrones” but it’s much more than that. This is actual history, which is far more compelling than fantasy because it really transpired. “It is like something out of a movie,” says showrunner Matt Booi.
Hollywood has spent the last three decades trying to reinvent Superman. After the Christopher Reeve franchise fizzled with 1983’s awkward Superman III and 1987’s truly dreadful Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, there seemed to be a prevailing impression that the character was broken, and that audiences just wouldn’t respond to a traditional interpretation of
Frank Zappa, who died in 1993, is one of the least understood artists of the 20th Century, which is ironic because he was also the most prolific. Introduced to the world as a bicycle-playing artiste concrète sitting naked on a toilet, he was a harmonic genius who experimented with sonic assault weapons and visual subversions.
This Snowpiercer review contains spoilers. Snowpiercer Season 2 Episode 5 The introduction of Icy Bob was a bit concerning. Snowpiercer is as much as hard sci-fi show as anything, with most of the luxury of First Class balanced out by the hard work of Second and Third Class passengers who keep the lights on and
By now you’ve probably seen the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer. You know, the one where a giant ape not only punches a giant lizard in the face (and does what almost looks like the Henry Cavill arm-cocking maneuver) suggesting there’s a new contender for the title of “King of the Monsters.” Audiences will find out
Warning: This article contains spoilers for the Power Rangers Dino Fury premiere. The premiere of Power Rangers Dino Fury was rolling along at an even pace. Characters were being introduced, backstory was set up, and we got a cool fight! Then everything slowed down and Zayto let us in the backstory of the Dino Fury powers.
Warning: contains spoilers for Behind Her Eyes book and TV series. There’s a cheekily knowing moment in the finale of Behind Her Eyes, a new Netflix thriller with a monumental twist you won’t want spoiled, so look away now if you’ve not seen it. Marianne (played by The Last Kingdom’s Eva Birthistle) is narrating a flashback to the events
The new and official trailer for “the Snyder Cut” of Zack Snyder’s Justice League landed last weekend. And while it showed off a ton of new footage, including a brand new Steppenwolf design and our best looks yet at other evil denizens of Apokolips like Darkseid, Desaad, and Granny Goodness, it didn’t quite solve all
The reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected didn’t exactly catch fans by surprise (the project has been rumored to be in development for a while and was leaked ahead of the announcement), but there’s something undeniably exciting about seeing Blizzard finally revisit what many consider to be the finest ARPG ever made. Even better, much as
BlizzCon 2021, the biggest Blizzard celebration of the year, is finally here! And this is where you can keep up with all of the big announcements, gameplay footage, and trailers. The show kicks off on Friday, Feb. 19 at 5 pm ET and runs through Feb. 20. You can check out the full schedule here. Although the
This Walker review contains spoilers. Walker Episode 3 Walker’s “Duke” takes too long to get to the point of the episode, aka that his undercover flame is in town. That leaves us believing that Walker is just being overdramatic for about 10 minutes before the realization hits that he’s doing it to protect his family.
Last week, as part of the streaming service’s ongoing plan to bring Warner Brothers’ slate of theatrical releases to audiences at home HBO Max premiered Judas and the Black Messiah on the same day it opened in theaters. Directed by Shaka King, the incendiary historical drama centers on the rise of Fred Hampton, the charismatic
Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica are back home, but will they — and Riverdale — ever be the same? This RIVERDALE review contains spoilers. Riverdale Season 5 Episode 5 “Spread the news far and wide that Riverdale and its children will not be at the mercy of Hiram Lodge’s destructive whims.” Of course, this being