Friday, June 21, 2013

Film Reviews - "Side Effects" and "This Is the End"

Haven't posted a full film review in a while (I've been experimenting with shorter reaction pieces recently), but I've been seeing a lot of recent releases over the past few weeks, and I've written reviews (albeit short ones, but nothing wrong with conciseness sometimes) of two of them.

I'd love to hear feedback on what I've been doing with my film coverage recently. I'm curious to know if you prefer the somewhat more analytical approach of the reaction pieces (such as the Before Midnight one), and would like to see that sort of thing continue (possibly into some longer pieces, depending on how much time I have and how much I have to say). Or would you prefer more reviews (including some lengthier ones), as I've generally done in the past? Not saying I'll completely abandon either approach, but I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter.

Okay, back to the topic at hand: Side Effects and This Is the End. Reviews (spoiler-free in both cases, although I do discuss a few specific jokes in the latter) after the jump:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Top 10 Shows of the 2012-13 Season

So, this is pretty self explanatory. These are my top 10 shows of the 2012-13 season (from June 1st of last year to May 31st of this year), with a bunch of honorable mentions as well. The only thing to note is that it doesn't contain any premium cable shows. One day I might be able to afford those channels, but until then I'm stuck waiting for the DVDs. I'm not complaining, as those ridiculous prices are what pay for shows like Game of Thrones and Homeland. But that's just the way it is. So there's no Enlightened or Treme to be found here. (And of course, there are also a number of shows I just haven't gotten around to watching yet, such as Scandal, Bob's Burgers, and The Good Wife.)

My top shows of 2012-13 after the jump. There are some spoilers for my #1 and #2 shows, but the rest of the list doesn't contain any: