Friday Netflix Picks: Thirteen Odd Countrymen Klowns [UPDATED]

At last, Netflix had a quiet week. But that's okay; it gives us all a chance to catch up on the stuff we've been meaning to watch for weeks. And it gives me a chance to share a couple of different items toward the end of the column. But, for now, let's get to the new releases: » 4/25/14 4:51pm 4/25/14 4:51pm

Fall TV Pilot Preview: Prepare Your Eyeballs

I know, it's only April. But this is the time of year when the networks are shoring up their fall schedules, and part of that is deciding which of the filmed TV pilots are good enough to be ordered to series. We won't know the real answers until the May upfront presentations, but I've done my homework and I have some… » 4/24/14 1:39pm 4/24/14 1:39pm

What's in a Name? Meet Barry Rice, Barry Rice, & Barry Rice

We've all done the infamous "ego search" on Google. You know, you type in your name and see where you're mentioned online. I hadn't done it in a few years so I was pleasantly surprised with the results I found a few weeks ago. » 4/22/14 2:13pm 4/22/14 2:13pm

Friday Netflix Picks: G.I. Joe, The Bible, Leather Bars, Leprechauns &…

Wow. Lots of stuff this week. I'm way late on posting this, so I'll spare you the pleasantries. I do want to point out that I'm trying out a new format this week, so let me know if you see any weird spacing issues. I tested it on a couple of different platforms and it seemed mostly okay, but I wouldn't be surprised to… » 4/18/14 1:19pm 4/18/14 1:19pm

My Thoughts on Agents of SHIELD in the Wake of Captain America: Winter…

I'm almost a week behind, but I finally got a chance to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night. When I got home, I immediately watched last week's episode of Agents of SHIELD (well, okay, I watched Game of Thrones first — priorities, people). Since I've spent the past 10 days avoiding online spoilers, this… » 4/14/14 11:38am 4/14/14 11:38am

Friday Netflix Picks: Yakuza, Ghosts, Space Nazis & Funny Jews

A nice assortment of material was added to Netflix this week. Nothing compared to the massive list added at the beginning of the month, but some nice hidden gems here, particularly when it comes to foreign films and documentaries. Let's get right to it, shall we? » 4/11/14 10:36am 4/11/14 10:36am

One Reason Guardians of the Galaxy Could Be Marvel's First Bomb

After the colossal success of The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and now Captain America: The Winter Soldier, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Marvel can do no wrong. But even Marvel President Kevin Feige has admitted they're taking a risk with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy (out August 1st in… » 4/09/14 11:41am 4/09/14 11:41am

Friday Netflix Picks: So. Much. Stuff. SERIOUSLY.

It's one of those weeks again; the beginning of the month was Tuesday, and this April, Netflix isn't foolin' around. (Get it? April? Foolin'? Okay, I'll stop). I tried my best to find some hidden gems you might not have noticed otherwise, but there are a lot of top-tier titles that I would be crazy not to mention,… » 4/04/14 12:16pm 4/04/14 12:16pm

Friday Netflix Picks: Jobs, Vampire Prosecutor, Mud, & More

It's been a few weeks but rather than play catch-up, I'm gonna keep it short & sweet with recommendations added from just the past week: » 3/28/14 12:55pm 3/28/14 12:55pm

Season Two of The Following Has Neutered Its Villain

Something's been off from the start with the sophomore season of FOX's The Following. Some of the problems were easy to identify; some required some after-thought. But the worst, most show-wrecking offense, is the way the show has systematically dismantled everything that made serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy)… » 3/27/14 1:52pm 3/27/14 1:52pm

Why so quiet?

In case you're wondering why there haven't been any blog posts lately, I don't have much in the way of an answer. I have been pretty busy with a lot of different things, but that's not a really good excuse. I'm also still not sure what I want this blog to me. I think it's already become far more formal and stiff than… » 3/12/14 1:43pm 3/12/14 1:43pm

Friday Netflix Picks: Star Wars, Pokemon, Ghostbusters 2, & much more

Netflix dumps the majority of their new streaming titles on the first of the month, which mean there was a TON of stuff added since my last update. As such, I'm gonna keep my comments short and sweet: » 3/07/14 1:38pm 3/07/14 1:38pm

Weekend Recap: Hannibal, Helix, Walking Dead, True Detective, & More

I actually managed to stay on top of the DVR this weekend (although I still have shows from last week that I haven't watched yet), so without further ado, here are my thoughts on the television programs I watched: » 3/03/14 9:54pm 3/03/14 9:54pm

Friday Netflix Nitpicks: Lesbians, Jesus, & Zombies

It's friday! Which means it's the start of my new Friday column: Friday Netflix Nitpicks! In a nutshell, every Friday I'll offer my recommendations for what you should watch on Netflix this weekend, based on what was recently added. If there's nothing new to recommend, maybe I'll find some old stuff you should watch.… » 2/28/14 1:27pm 2/28/14 1:27pm