GuySpeed asked me to write about my favorite sexy androids from movies and TV. Here’s part of the post:
Caprica Six, Battlestar Galactica: We’re willing to forgive this famous Cylon’s heinous acts against humanity simply because she’s so damn hot! Caprica Six, played by Tricia Helfer, used her sexuality to manipulate men (mostly Gaius Baltar) and help her robo-race get the upper hand on the Battlestar Galactica’s ragtag human crew many times. But she became a hero before the series ended, holding a big ass gun and blasting the baddies on the side of the good guys.
Read the list @ Guy Speed.
Poor Cyclops. He’s a complex and dangerous mutant with a big heart and admirable leadership skills, but for some reason, everyone always treats him like frakkin’ George Castanza. Cyclops, like the sole employee of Vandelay Industries, gets no respect.
Maybe things have changed for Cyclops since I read my last X-Men book (It’s been a while), but I sincerely doubt it. It seems like most authors and screenwriters just don’t know what to do with Scott Summers, the original LEADER of the X-Men. A typical Cyclops scene, especially in the movies, usually reads like this: [Click to continue and comment]
The titular hero of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer battled demons (both real and metaphorical) every day on the Hellmouth that was Sunnydale, California. Lucky for Buffy, she always had a little help from her friends. And lucky for us, most of her friends were played by some of the hottest actresses to ever grace the small screen. Read my list, Whatever Happened to the Hot Girls of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, at GuySpeed.
Now’s a good time to talk about Walter White, the forever-tainted meth-making genius of AMC’s Breaking Bad. AMC just released a brand new Season 5 poster featuring Walter sitting on his lawn chair throne ahead of the show’s return on Sunday, July 15. As always, Walter looks broken, disappointed and menacing (well, as menacing as a tired middle-aged man in a yellow jumpsuit can look anyway).
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Batman made a cameo at the MTV Movie Awards tonight. MTV aired some new The Dark Knight Rises footage at the end of the “awards” show. The ninety-second clip features Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman, aka a very dour Anne Hathaway (Why so glum, Princess?) chatting with Joseph Gordon-Levitt about Tom Hardy’s muzzled baddie, Bane.
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Bobcat Goldthwait takes aim at the ugly and empty side of pop culture and pulls the trigger, a lot, in his new film God Bless America. Goldthwait’s latest indie feature, his first since the 2009 near-masterpiece World’s Greatest Dad, blends sharp and funny dark comedy with cutting social commentary and endless scenes of gleeful ultraviolence. This is a bright, colorful, whimsical road movie, and if you’ve seen the film’s provocative red band trailer, then you probably have a good idea for what you’re getting into with God Bless America. Read the rest of my review @ Austinist.
I’ll be reviewing HBO’s True Blood this season for Badass Digest. Excitement!
I appreciate the show’s fierce commitment to over-the-top blood-soaked Southern goth/fairy sex insanity, but I gotta be honest here: The real reason I campaigned to cover True Blood this season was to write about Christopher Meloni’s turn as a badass black-cloaked vampire who calls himself “The Authority” (Do ya feel the menace?).
OK, maybe Meloni’s not the only reason I want to write about True Blood this season. According to reports, this will be the final season spearheaded by show creator Alan Ball, which means the show could possibly start moving in a different direction as Season 5 progresses and the new showrunners start to influence things. I like change, and I love watching TV shows evolve over the years (for better or worse). It’ll be fun to follow the show this year to see what new tricks it has in store for us and how it plans keep us hooked for Season 6.
So join me @ Badass Digest every week after True Blood Season 5 premieres on June 10. It’ll be fun. And probably a little dirty.
Joss Whedon has pulled off a mini miracle — Marvel’s The Avengers is a fun, exciting and sometimes magical superhero flick packed to the gills with heart, humor and bad-assery.
I use the word “miracle” because that’s exactly what The Avengers is. There’s no way a two-and-a-half-hour-long action movie with this much baggage, starring four charismatic Hollywood leading men — plus five or six distinguished supporting players — should be this good. Or make this much sense. Or not feel like an uneven, drawn-out mess. Writer-director Whedon balances everything like a pro, giving each major character just enough depth, conflict and screen time to make us love them all and cheer for them in the end.
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The Fringe Season 4 finale had no shortage of striking images (The unsettling googly eyes of a dead redhead brought back to life, the show’s leading lady taking a bullet right in the thinker), but none was more striking than the image of Walter Bishop with blood on his hands.
Walter, like a certain chair-flipping Avenger, has gobs of red on his ledger. It’s gushing red. The shot of his bloody hands near the end of this episode served as a piercing reminder that the terrible things we were watching unfold were all his fault. Read the rest of my Fringe episode review @ Badass Digest.
For those of you who thought all this blogging about comic books and Star Trek and nerdy movies and TV shows was done by a lady, well, sorry to disappoint you. I am indeed a guy. With balls. And facial/nose hair. I perspire, pee standing up, and I FUCKING HATE THE MOVE GREASE!
So seeing as I’m a dude and a writer, I’m happy to announce I’ve started writing for one of the best sites on the web for dudes, GuySpeed. You can find posts written by yours truly daily on GuySpeed, and be sure to catch my new weekly column, “Check it or Chuck It,” in which I recommend five cool things to check out and five horrible things to avoid for the week. Bro.