5 X-FILES Connections In BREAKING BAD You May Have Missed

By Saturday, December 26, 2015 0 , Permalink 1

Vince Gilligan may have created one of the greatest shows in TV history with Breaking Bad. But the writer/producer also spent time on various other televisions shows, the most well-known being The X-Files. Gilligan is credited with producing over 120 episodes of The X-Files, and he wrote some of the series' most entertaining "Monster of the Week" hour-longs, with ...

MAKING A MURDERER: An Engrossing, Overlong True Crime Saga

By Saturday, December 26, 2015 0 Permalink 0

When’s the last time you sat around for 10 hours watching phone call transcripts and courtroom video? Unless you had CourtTV during the O.J. Simpson trial, never is probably the answer. Well, Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi’s Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer might just change all that. The streaming TV service’s first foray into ...

STAR WARS, Nostalgia and the Delicate but Potent Franchise Relaunch

Let’s get this out of the way first. I didn’t hate Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I loved certain moments. Disliked some others. And checked-out once or twice from utter disinterest. As far as big franchise resurrections go, J.J. Abrams’s return to that galaxy far, far away is about average. It checks all the nostalgia ...

JURASSIC WORLD Is Incredibly Stupid. Here’s Why It’s Hard To Care.

By Sunday, June 14, 2015 0 Permalink 3

Even by today’s big, dumb summer movie standards, Jurassic World is probably one of the stupidest movies you’ll ever see. The third sequel to Steven Spielberg’s dino spectacular is so braindead that I’d call it an exercise in blockbuster self-parody if I thought for one moment the movie was self-aware enough to go there. It’s ...