I Don’t Know About Chris Chibnall’s Vision for Doctor Who
I don’t know for sure, but Doctor Who seems to be in trouble. I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something about this new direction by show runner Chris Chibnall that seems to be falling flat. To be clear, Jodie Whittaker’s roll as the Doctor has been the bet thing about Who since David […]
The Flash Course Corrects With An Awesome Season 5
The last couple of seasons of The Flash have been a rut. But this season, even though the formula seems to be the same, it feels a little fresher. This is still the best of the CW/DC shows. Arrow still seems to be spinning its dark wheels, and Supergirl feels a little ‘lost at sea’ after the […]
One of the most iconic times in comic history was the whole Death of Superman comic storyline back in the early 90’s. Are his apparent demise, four heroic characters surfaces to claim the mantle. A clone teenager, a cyborg, a metal man with a hammer and futuristic energy being. Are one of these Supermen the real […]
Each of us is leading a difficult life, and when we meet people we are seeing only a tiny part of the thinnest veneer of their complex, troubled existences. To practise anything other than kindness towards them, to treat them in any way save generously, is to quietly deny their humanity.
Uncovering Your Dead Wife’s Double Life in ITV’s Strangers
My wife started watching this show first, and tried to get me on board. It took me a few weeks to catch the first episode. I have tons of movie and shows in the queue. But after that first episode, I was hooked. I should’ve known. Anything with John Simm (Doctor Who, Prey) is going […]
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is Started to Feel Like The Rightful Successor To Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Just like Joss Whedon’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, the new Netflix original The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina first comes off like another Young Adult TV series. But after the first episode, it could be something more. True, it feels like all the other CW shows, but there’s a secret darkness just underneath the surface that (I hope) will be something […]
Throughout the course of our nearly hour-long conversation, Apollo Brown and Joell Ortiz were happy to trade playful barbs with one another, as friends like these usually do. Brown frequently, and jokingly, referred to the former Slaughterhouse MC as “Hollywood,” which Ortiz played off with a laughing “knock it off!” each time. [Hip-Hop DX]
Michaela Coel Gives an Impassioned and Inspirational James MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh Festival
Michaela Coel chronicles her journey of being a creative in a harsh world. It’s wondrous how a lot of the creative journeys are so similar. The art of discovery and evaluation.. religions, racism, poverty.. it’s all there. It’s at times heartbreaking, but mostly inspirational.
Those who speak in spiritual terms routinely refer to God as creator but seldom see "creator" as the literal term for "artist". I am suggesting you take the term "creator" quite literally. You are seeking to forge a creative alliance, artist-to-artist with the Great Creator. Accepting this concept can greatly expand your creative possibilities.
Matthew Rosenberg keeps impressing me on this run of The Punisher. This week, we see Frank Castle pairing up with Daredevil to stop a bunch of hired thugs on a train. Hydra’s out for Castles throat after he assassinated The Mandarin, the face of their new movement. It’s a great back in forth between the two […]
The stories we tell ourselves dictate the corners we fight from. One story tells us to protect our group and guard against outside threat, even at the expense of the disadvantaged. The opposite story tells us to protect the disadvantaged even at the expense of overall stability. Each side is convinced the other is mad or bad, yet it’s precisely in the dialogue between sides that we find truth and humanity flourishes. We can protect our groups and maintain compassion.