It’s not that often that “BOO!” is followed by thigh-slapping gales of laughter and raucous guffaws – unless of course someone thought to turn True Blood or The Walking Dead into sitcoms (it can only be a matter of time surely) in which case laugh away as you have Continue Reading
Hooray for Halloween #1: Funny or Die’s pop culture fright night
You think werewolves, and skeletons and goblins and vampires (oh my!) are truly scary? You don’t know scary! Wait ’til you’ve seen Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch from Funny or Die, a “comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions” (wikipedia) go through Continue Reading
Movie review: The Butler
It is very early on in Lee Daniel’s The Butler that the world in which Cecil Gaines, a character loosely based on the life of black White House butler-turned-maitre d’hotel Eugene Allen, a man who dutifully served eight US Presidents from Eisenhower to Reagen,is brought starkly to horrifying life. In Continue Reading
The Walking Dead lives on for season 5!
It will hardly come as a shock to anyone familiar with the ongoing, ever-building successful of AMC’s highest rating scripted series The Walking Dead that it has been renewed for a fifth season. With the premiere episode for season 4 ratings its decayed body parts off – according to Continue Reading
To re-imagine or not to re-imagine: That is the great TV show question
Picture this my TV-watching friends. [cue wavy, migraine-aura like swirls that traditionally usher in a dream scene] It’s 2042 and TV executives are huddled around a table, pondering which new shows they should commit to beaming directly into each citizen’s neural net. As always it’s a hard task, complicated Continue Reading
The Walking Dead: “Isolation” (S4, E3 review)
“No matters what happens, we’ll cope. We have to.” (Beth to Maggie) Never has an episode of The Walking Dead been so accurately titled. The sense of isolation, never normally in short supply in a hostile apocalyptic landscape where humanity’s remnants are stretched few and far between, is palpable Continue Reading
Great questions of our time: What do the fox and Cookie Monster say?
A couple of days ago via Twitter, Sesame Street posed two vitally important questions via two delightful Vine videos chock full of their trademark wit and pop culture knowingness, and to save us lying awake at 3 am pondering what the answers could possibly be, gave us those as Continue Reading
Frasier reunion: Another wonderful serve of tossed salad and scrambled eggs
SNAPSHOT Psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) returns to his hometown of Seattle, Washington, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston (as seen in Cheers). His plans for a new life as a bachelor are complicated when he is obliged to take in his father, Martin Continue Reading
Back to the Future the musical? Yes please!
Great Scott! Could they be making a Back to the Future musical? Alas no, not yet but if they did, and they totally should, this would be the perfect song to include in it! The amazingly talented folks at Cinefix have made one of their legendary Homemade Movies, starring Continue Reading
Weekend Pop Art #8: Grumpy Cat and Disney together? Believe it!
Grumpy Cat, a feline who has yet to find a person, event or circumstance he can’t regard with glum disinterest, and the inhabiter of one of the more prevalent, virulent, and yes, hilarious memes on the worldwide web, has been embraced by Disney. Well in a manner of speaking. Continue Reading