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Some Thoughts on HBO’s “Girls”

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HBO’s Girls is the product of child (err..early twenties-ish?) prodigy Lena Dunham, who writes, directs, and stars in a show by our generation and for our generation. With the collaboration of famous comic… Continue reading

“This is the End”: A Lighthearted and Irreverent Apocalypse

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** Complete Spoilers for “This is the End” Inbound ** This is the End stars a healthy portion of Judd Apatow‘s acting troupe pretending to be “themselves” in a movie about the end… Continue reading

What’s New and What We Want from the New Super Smash Bros.

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At E3 a few weeks back, Nintendo unveiled the big debut for what is certain to be one of their upcoming hits: the fourth Super Smash Bros. game. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQD1yJinzeQ&feature=youtu.be]

10 Great Movies On Netflix You Might Have Missed

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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
1. The Rules Of Attraction (2002) The Rules of Attraction After he co-wrote Pulp Fiction and before he went to jail for vehicular manslaughter/DUI, Roger Avary directed a…

Unreal Man of Steel

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In the first moments of Man of Steel I was completely engaged. On screen I saw Krypton like never before. A tangible, real(ish) world, filled with truly alien terrain, beasts, and headdresses. Russell… Continue reading

Explaining the Ending to “Bioshock Infinite”

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So you’ve beaten Bioshock Infinite, and your mind has been bent so far with mystery that it’ll be difficult, but let’s try and bend it back with some facts. I’ve seen a few full… Continue reading

“Before Midnight” and Emotional Catharsis

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In Before Sunrise, Jesse was a young American about to wrap up a lengthy vacation in Europe when on his last night, he met Celine on a train passing through Vienna on its… Continue reading

Game of Thones: “Mhysa” (ep. 3.10) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 10 “Mhysa” below** In the wake of a thoroughly traumatic Red Wedding, Game of Throne’s season 3 finale delicately wraps up each plotline and sets things in… Continue reading

Reactions to “Bioshock Infinite”

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— the reaction piece is largely spoiler-free — “Wow” was really all I could manage when I finished Bioshock Infinite, the second sequel (of sorts) to Irrational Games‘ 2007 smash hit Bioshock. It’s… Continue reading

What to Watch: “Shame” on HBO GO

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“Shame” is a 2011 film by Steve McQueen starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, whom you might recognize better as young Magneto (X-Men: First Class) and Daisy Buchanon (The Great Gatsby), respectively. Brandon… Continue reading

Game of Thones: “The Rains of Castamere” (ep. 3.9) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 9 “Second Son” below** I don’t really need to talk much about it, because you know what happened here…but I will anyway. Grim silence was the best… Continue reading

Game of Thones: “Second Sons” (ep. 3.8) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 8 “Second Son” below** I’ve mentioned this before but a common theme this season seems to be the redemption of characters that we used to hate, or… Continue reading

The Red Badge of Savagery – “Star Trek Into Darkness” Review

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Early on in Star Trek Into Darkness Kirk engages some Klingons in a rather brutal shoot out complete with fisticuffs. Kirk is left with one of the few indications that anyone in the future… Continue reading

The Trouble With Nerds

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Time for a completely unscientific look at the nerd culture. I’m a huge fan of JJ Abrams‘s work. His Spielberg-esque, modern sensibilities allow him to rejuvenate franchises well as he create new ones. I… Continue reading

The Surprisingly Pretty Good Gatsby

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I’ve preemptively complained about Baz Luhrmann‘s take on The Great Gatsby to anyone who would listen (especially here). Produced by Jay-Z, the soundtrack was littered with his friends and family and primarily hip-hop artists… Continue reading

Airborne Toxic Event at House of Blues Boston (5/10/13)

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Imagine my astonishment and gratitude when as an early birthday present, I received the following: If you’ve never been to the House of Blues Boston, then you’re missing out on one of the… Continue reading

Simon Pegg and the Apocalypse: Reactions to “The World’s End” Trailer Debut

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-4c8U-mUI] Fans of Simon Pegg likely know him best for his iconic role of Shaun in Shaun of the Dead and its spiritual follow-up, Hot Fuzz. You probably loved the first and found the… Continue reading

The Sounds of Disaster: Comments on the Soundtrack to “The Great Gatsby”

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Apropos to this terrible article, I recently became aware that people are worshipping Baz Luhrmann as some kind of false idol and are blatantly misreading the source material for his upcoming new movie that… Continue reading

The Enemy’s Gate Is Down – Ender’s Game Trailer Reaction

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I’ve dreamt of a movie adaptation of Ender’s Game since 2001. My brother-in-law gave the book to me as a Christmas gift and it was my first true science fiction novel. Over the past… Continue reading

Game of Thones: “The Climb” (ep. 3.6) Episode Recap

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**full spoilers for Season 3, Episode 6 “The Climb” below** Dany’s turn has come to be absent in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. While she is likely off freeing slaves and… Continue reading

The Resurrection of Tony Stark

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**WARNING MILD SPOILERS INBOUND** I usually hate it when someone starts out a review with some sweeping generalization of an idea, but I’m about to do it. I just wanted you to know… Continue reading

Summer Movie Preview Part Deux

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Star Trek Into Darkness May 17 J.J. Abrams, King of Nerds, is back with what looks like a hell of a film. In 2009 Abrams pulled off one of the most successful reboots… Continue reading

2013 Summer Movie Preview Part One

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It’s official: with it being May 3, the summer blockbuster season has begun! But with seemingly great new movies coming out on a weekly basis, how do you know what’s worth your time?… Continue reading

New Girl: “Virgins” (ep. 2.23) Recap

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**Warning: SPOILERS for the episode below** SO many things went right in last night’s episode of New Girl. Perhaps taking a page out of of the How I Met Your Mother book (no,… Continue reading

Snippets April 2013 Spotify Playlist

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Snippets April 2013 Spotify Playlist Take a look at what we’ve been listening to for the past month!