Dec 212014
 

Homeland 412; Carrie on a bench

What the hell was that?

The Homeland season 4 finale, Long Time Coming, was a sharp left turn into deep dissatisfaction. It had excellent character moments, but after a season full of action and espionage, an episode of virtually nothing but character moments was, in my view, a big mistake. Continue reading »

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Dec 182014
 

bond_mastersonI have an article on The Film Experience that 007 fans might like.

With the announcement earlier this month that Monica Bellucci had been cast in the forthcoming Bond film, Spectre, the media has recently been replete with headlines like “James Bond finally falls for a woman his own age” It was the oft-repeated “finally” that put me in an analytic mood. Is this really the first time (“finally”) that Bond has been with a woman his own age? How often has there been a really large age disparity?

I decided to analyze each movie so I could derive some statistics.

Read the whole thing here.

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60s Style

60s Style

Dec 17, 2014

Missing Mad Men? Me too. Here’s a visual delight: Vintage Fashion and Beauty is a Tumblr dedicated to fashions of the 1920s through 1970s. The Mad Men 1960s is right here. Pure browsing pleasure.

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Friday Light Nights Bingewatch: Mad Men has ruined everything

Friday Light Nights Bingewatch: Mad Men has ruined everything

Dec 10, 2014

This will be quite a TV mash-up. I watch remarkably few television shows. I’m so ADD, it’s hard for me to devote myself to really watching something. I keep the TV on a lot, and half fluff-watch HGTV and (here come da judgey) QVC and Buffy repeats and (forgive me because of how very bad […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: Good Cop

The Walking Dead Recap: Good Cop

Dec 2, 2014

In the winter finale of The Walking Dead, Coda, Rick shows security-guard Bob what community policing is all about. He pursues the suspect, issues a warning, apprehends him, explains the law, and then arrests him. Forever. 

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Fan Art Thursday: Don Draper by Grant Gould

Fan Art Thursday: Don Draper by Grant Gould

Nov 20, 2014

A newer portrait of our favorite Mad Man by Grant Gould.

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