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Joss Whedon’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing had its U.S. premiere yesterday at SXSW, and its trailer was also just released. To commemorate, the Much Ado official party bus: I had the opportunity to go to the world premiere of Much Ado at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I can tell you, … Continue reading

The End of ‘Weeds’ and the Taming of the Shrew

The hit showtime series Weeds has finally come to a close, with the season eight box set released last month. The final season is quite a bit different, though, than the show we all know and love, and the most striking difference is in the character of Nancy Botwin herself. Formerly a sultry pistol, the … Continue reading

John Cusack, what have you become?

Did anyone hear about John Cusack’s latest film? The thriller supposedly inspired by the real events surrounding a notorious Alaskan serial killer, even though there are really no similarities between the stories, co-starring Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter? No? First you’ve heard of it? I’m not surprised, because not only did this mediocre film go straight … Continue reading

Dear Jennifer Lawrence: I love you

Jennifer Lawrence is the best thing to happen to Hollywood in years. And by far my favorite part of the Oscars. Everyone keeps talking about her tripping on her way to accept her Oscar, but can we please talk about this? Jennifer Lawrence graciously accepting her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver … Continue reading

Djesus Uncrossed

I haven’t found SNL to be all that funny in years. But this just had me laughing so hard I cried. Literally. So I thought I’d share it with you. Enjoy!

Star Wars VII: Return of the Han Solo

That’s right. There’s some pretty solid intel that the one and only Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars Episode VII. I’ve discussed my mixed feelings about an Abrams-run continuation of the classic series, but this news gives me A New Hope (har har). There had … Continue reading

Dan Harmon on the Miserable State of TV

In the wake of his forced separation from his brainchild, Community, and the show’s subsequent showrunners making an underwhelming debut, it’s especially interesting to hear Dan Harmon’s rather bleak take on the state of television. Positioning viewers as passive consumers of garbage and writers as powerless pawns of corporations, Harmon’s most fascinating commentary is on … Continue reading