My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
So I am starting to wind up the early stages of the 2013 RSPW Awards, and for those interested I thought I’d discuss the process, in part because I want to get it down for my own use later.
ME: So I was watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine last night and FLAPJACKS: Ugh who cares I wanna talk about the Batman show with no Batman. ME: Oh, yeah, Gotham. That sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? FLAPJACKS: Well, I don’t see what the point is of a show about Batman with no Batman. ME: For starters, […]
Mom is one of the less-talked-about new shows premiering this season – it certainly doesn’t have the hype of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or Almost Human, nor the star power of The Crazy Ones (Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar), nor the sheer wackadoo craziness of Sleepy Hollow (a show where Ichabod Crane survives for 200 […]
Click on thumb to see full As always, you can also go to the dedicated Al’Rashad site. A sidenote: Davinder is right now completing his practicum for teacher’s college, which requires a lot of work and attention. He’s trying to get pages out as regularly as possible but more and more it’s looking like we’re […]
Twitter buddies were, last week, angsting a bit about how the cultural touchstones we had growing up are gradually disappearing and losing their relevance. Ghostbusters and Back To The Future lasted much, much longer in terms of cultural relevance than most movies do, partially because of the rise of cosplay and conventions, partially because each […]
(A NOTE: For the purposes of this list, the “Renaissance” begins with Little Mermaid in 1989 and ends with Home on the Range in 2004, when Disney first shut down their 2D animation unit. This means that the “proto-Renaissance” films (The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver and Company) are not included. Also […]
I’m really hesitant to recommend ‘Super’ to anyone. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked the movie a lot; the performances are all great, from Rainn Wilson’s painfully awkward, possibly mentally ill superhero to Ellen Page’s fantastically creepy amoral turn as a sidekick who’s just fine with crushing bad guys’ legs with a car to […]
I recently spent a weekend playing with Netflix, catching up on some of the movies that I’ve been meaning to watch for ages and just hadn’t gotten around to for one reason or another. It’s actually kind of nice to be too busy to watch something right away, in some ways; sure, you miss out […]