Can you believe this guy who lives in Austin and calls himself a blogger — a nerd blogger of all things — only just now got around to watching My Sucky Teen Romance?
It’s like, dude, everyone fucking watched that shit last year at SXSW. And they probably hung out with the director at an awesome cosplay party that you were not invited to afterward.
And the people who really matter probably saw it before it was ever screened in public because they were in the fucking movie! That one guy who blogs about stuff sometimes? He was in it. Those other guys who blog about other stuff all the time? Init.
Things have been pretty quiet around this here blawg lately, but that’s what happens when you have a full time job, a few freelance gigs, and a lovely lady you’ve tricked into marrying you. That’s a long way of saying … I’ve been busy, bros!
Believe me, if I had my way, I’d spend all day writing Screenpunk blog posts about Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: DS9 and … other shows and films. But we live in a fallen world, and I have to work at an office all day where I’m forced to “interact” with people face-to-face and “communicate” by “speaking” like it’s the 1950s or something. So until I Jerry Maguire myself out of a job, you’ll just have to settle for the occasional post and/or review here on Screenpunk.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your fix of the not-yet-patented Mike Moody Mediocrity elsewhere on the Internets! You can read my weekly Sons of Anarchy and True Bloodreviews over at Badass Digest. I’ll also be covering Fringe for BAD again this season, which I’m super excited about.
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is one of the most unique voices working in scripted TV right now. Sherman-Palladino’s sharp and cleverly crafted dialogue makes her work stand out on the tube, especially on ABC Family, which airs her new show, Bunheads.
Her voice and personality also influence the great music and memorable quirky performances her shows are known for. With Bunheads, a drama about dancers, those elements often come together brilliantly in unique and stunning dance sequences, like the one above set to They Might Be Giants’ “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” from Monday’s episode. Stream it, enjoy it, and don’t forget to watch Bunheads Mondays on ABC Family. (Check out my review of the series premiere.)
Don’t be surprised if someone tells you they shed a few tears while watching The Dark Knight Rises. The final chapter of Christopher Nolan’s remarkable Batman trilogy ends with a strong emotional punch; it’s not an exaggeration to call the film’s climax an applause-worthy triumph.
TDKR is a bold, ambitious and engrossing epic. Nolan’s interpretation of the Batman myth and Batman’s relationship to the people of Gotham City is spectacularly deep and layered, and TDKR explores those depths and layers for all their worth. [Click to continue and comment]
I’m one of those nerds who loves, loves, LURVES the country-fried Firefly theme song. Slap that baby over a nicely edited reel of Avengers footage, like some wonderful person did here, and you’ve got me wishing for Joss Whedon’s Avengers TV show (with Natty Fillion as Hank Pym, of course.)
My True Blood adventures continue over at Badass Digest. Here’s a snippet from my latest episode review.
What a hot, bloody mess! Is it me or is True Blood feeling more erratic and lifeless than ever? I’m not ready to give up on the show just yet, but this follow-up to last week’s passable Season 5 premiere just didn’t grab me. Correction: The parts not featuring the newly vamped (and delightfully dandy) Rev. Steve Newlin didn’t grab me.
Bunheads, the promising new series from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, will surprise and delight viewers seeking a warm, witty and deceptively deep summer TV obsession.
Gilmore Girls fans will find a lot to love here, including a bright but burdened heroine, clever dialogue and quirky characters dancing about (quite literally) in a cute small town setting. Bunheads boasts many of Gilmore Girls’ strengths, including the brilliant Kelly Bishop in a lead role, but this is no Gilmore retread. [Click to continue and comment]
As I mentioned earlier, I’m covering True Blood for Badass Digest this summer. (I don’t lie, boo.) Here’s a bit from my first episode review:
Welcome back to the hot, sticky, blood-soaked devil’s playground of Bon Temps, Louisiana, ya’ll. Can you taste the bacon grease?
It’s been a whole year since we last visited this swampy southern ghetto, where Sookie Stackhouse and her entourage of bloodsuckers, shapeshifters, werewolves and other supernatural beasties love to wreak havoc. And after the hot, tedious mess that was Season 4, I’m genuinely surprised that you decided to join us for another summer of True Blood. Surprised, but deeply delighted, of course. So now that we’re all here, let’s talk about this wacky Season 5 premiere.