The Ugly Side Of Fandom

If you’ve seen videos of cosplay or the various ‘Cons’ the first thing you notice is that they feature all sorts of quirky, colorful (and often brilliant) costumes, which is why it’s understandable if you thought that that was what comic geek culture was all about (besides costumes and the–virtual–worship of certain movies and comic characters). […]

‘Sharknado 2’ Trailer

If anyone had asked me if a movie about a twister being turned into a shark-delivery system was a good idea, I’d humor them a bit before I said:  “A twister full of sharks?!  That’s the dumbest idea I have ever heard of!” “Now get out of my office!” Which would have, in hindsight, been the wrong […]

‘Helix’ Trailer

SyFy (which made a lot more sense when it was called ‘Sci-Fi’) feels like a network run by schizophrenics.  On one hand you have Asylum features like “Sharknado” and “Atlantic Rim,” movies with bad acting, schlocky premises and very unspecial special effects.  On the other you have series like the remarkable reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.” […]

‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ Airing!

The original “Battlestar Galactica” was created by Glen Larson in 1979 and began life, essentially, as a knock-off of “Star Wars.” Despite that fact, the original series has always held a fond place in my heart because, while it started from somewhat humble origins, it began very quickly began to diverge from its source, becoming it’s own […]

‘2010: Zombie Apocalypse’ is SyFy Good

“2012: Zombie Apocalypse” is currently on Netflix, and it’s “Syfy Good.”  By which I mean, for a Syfy Channel production, it’s pretty good.  Now, if just about anyone else had produced it, it would be terrible. Keep in mind that this is the same outfit that produced films like “Almighty Thor,” (which attempted to cash […]

‘Stitched’ Trailer

Anyone who’s a fan of “The Punisher,”–the Marvel comic, not the 2008 movie “Punisher: War Zone, though that too was based upon a story by Garth Ennis, “Welcome Home, Frank”–or “Hellblazer,” is aware of the edgy, violent, storytelling of Garth Innis. Recently he released a trailer for a film he wrote and directed called “Stitched.” […]