Why Shut Up and Play the Hits was the Best Concert Film I've Seen

The Concert Film/Documentary of LCD Soundsystem's last show at Madison Square Gardens could have earned this title for its film-work alone: lofty angles, unique cuts to display the juxtaposition of James Murphy's life, and incredibly candid shots of the band and its fans. However, Shut Up and Play the Hits is founded… » 10/25/14 11:40pm Yesterday 11:40pm

How Long Have You Held Off On Reading A Book?

Lately, I've been catching up on my reading. More specifically, I've been reading high profile novels that I bought and meant to read years ago: Tom Rachman's The Imperfectionists, Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story, and Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Squad, all from 2010. (They were all pretty… » 10/25/14 8:11pm Yesterday 8:11pm

Revisiting The Outer Limits

Thanks to a comment I made to a recent io9.com article, I dug out my DVD collection of the original The Outer Limits black & white series. I had bought this DVD set last Christmas, but hadn't even torn the wrapping off of it until now. I've watched several of my favorite episodes in the past few days. This may just be… » 10/25/14 6:51pm Yesterday 6:51pm

ABC is canceling "Manhattan Love Story," Good for Agents of SHIELD?

Variety just reported that ABC is canceling "Manhattan Love Story," one of its new sitcoms. This particular new sitcom occupies the Tuesday at 8:30 time slot, which means it was the lead-in program for Agents of SHIELD. It's a basic principle of television programming that a popular lead-in will increase the… » 10/25/14 3:33pm Yesterday 3:33pm

The Cobalt Knight, Chapter Five - "Truth"

For a long time, no one spoke. Will sat on the floor, cross-legged, looking at his parents. They were sitting on the couch; Will's mother was looking up at the ceiling as though she was trying to find the right thing to say, while Will's father was staring at his clasped hands. The only sound was the humming of Will's… » 10/25/14 2:34pm Yesterday 2:34pm

7 More Ways Marvel Studios May Reward Comic Fans' Loyalty

My article, 7 Ways Marvel Studios Rewarded Comicbook Fans' Loyalty, has been my most-viewed post by a considerable margin (which reminds me, thanks to Robbie Gonzalez for sharing it to the main page). Therefore, I feel compelled to employ the cheap Hollywood tactic of following up an unexpected success with a… » 10/25/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am