The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order

When Sherlock busted through a glass window on Wednesday night, said window might as well have been laser etched with the words "THE FOURTH WALL!" written in comic sans. Because folks: that was some bullshit. Let me put all of my cards on the table here before I really get into it: I hate on-screen, … Continue reading The Empty Hearse: Equal Parts Love Letter and Restraining Order

What Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand About Grief, And Why It’s Killing Doctor Who

There's a popular joke I've seen floating around on Tumblr for a while now. It goes like this: "Joss Whedon, Steven Moffat and George R.R. Martin walk into a bar and everyone you've ever loved dies." Here's the problem, though: George R. R. Martin and Joss Whedon are, of course, infamous for killing off the … Continue reading What Steven Moffat Doesn’t Understand About Grief, And Why It’s Killing Doctor Who

Jimmy Kimmel: Women Would Watch Thor if It Was a Romantic Comedy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiIIaB6kJI0 Let's forget for a moment that gallons of digital ink were spilled a year and a half ago when bloggers rushed to try to explain why 40% of all audiences going to see The Avengers -- the third highest-grossing film of all time -- was female. Let's also pretend that people didn't try to argue … Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel: Women Would Watch Thor if It Was a Romantic Comedy

Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think

Over the weekend, clutchers of pearls everywhere reacted to a sound bite from the publicist of the new Romeo and Juliet movie. Said publicist foretold that the upcoming adaptation would be the first Romeo and Juliet specifically tailored to "the Twilight generation," and -- more appallingly -- that while the dialogue would retain "Shakespeare's flavor," … Continue reading Why “Romeo and Juliet for the Twilight Generation” Doesn’t Mean as Much as You Think