6 Movies for T. Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ Aficionados

BAD BLOOD Music Video (Image Credit: Taylor Swift Vevo)

BAD BLOOD Music Video (Image Credit: Taylor Swift Vevo)

So, I don’t know about you, but I watched Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video at least four times in the hour after it premiered. Chock full of stars, action, weapons and female assassins, the video was everything I could have ever wanted – except it was only four minutes long. Continue reading

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5 Questions We Want Answered in ‘12 Monkeys’ Season 2!

12 MONKEYS (Image Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

12 MONKEYS (Image Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I started watching SyFy’s 12 Monkeys, but by halfway through the season, I was hooked. I’m usually a sucker for time travel stuff and anything that deals with highly contagious diseases, so it was a win-win for me in terms of television. And wow, the Season 1 finale really got to me! It left me with all kinds of burning questions that absolutely have to be answered, preferably in the next season. So without further ado, here’s what I’m dying – hopefully not literally – to know! Continue reading

For Your Consideration: Emmy Rule Changes – Yay or Nay?

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(Image Credit: Rodolfo Martinez/NBC)

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fan of award shows. I mean, it’s great to acknowledge talent within television, music or film, but inevitably, I don’t approve of most of the award winners or the nominees, which means I usually don’t bother. However, as someone who hopes to go into the entertainment industry, I realize that the ceremonies are seen as pretty important, so I pay attention to who wins and the award show pageantry in general. This, more than anything, is how I heard about the changes the Primetime Emmy Awards are making to their rulebook. Continue reading

Flame On! The ‘Fantastic Four’ Rise from the Ashes

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

FANTASTIC FOUR (Image Credit: 20th Century Fox)

The early 2000s saw a huge boost in superhero movies, and among this early set was the nearly universally-panned film Fantastic Four (2005). Now, although I was only 14 when the movie came out, I’d like to think my movie taste wasn’t terrible, and I liked the movie so there must have been a special something about that particular story because I agree that the sequel was terrible. Continue reading

What we know from the ‘Crimson Peak’ trailer!

(Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

(Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

The recently released Crimson Peak trailer doesn’t give us much story context, but boy, does it do a good job of selling the movie. Atmospheric and haunting like the titular house in which the movie is set, the trailer sets up a lot of weird stuff, some of it ghostly. Considering what little we know of the film makes it out to be a haunted house movie, that’s definitely a good thing. Continue reading

6 Sundance Films to See in 2015

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(Image Credit: Pulse Films)

At the beginning of every new year, tens of thousands of people, including the best filmmakers, actors and critics, gather in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. As a film lover, attending the festival is definitely on my bucket list, but fortunately for those of us who aren’t rich enough to travel to Utah, the popularity of this festival means the movies featured there typically receive theatrical releases. Continue reading

5 Reasons Why We’ll Miss ‘Parks and Recreation’

PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: NBC)

PARKS AND RECREATION (Image Credit: NBC)

When they announced season seven would Parks and Recreation’s final season, I was upset. I love this show. I love these characters. I love watching it every week, and I’m going to miss Parks and Recreation when it’s gone. The one thing I’m thankful for in all of this is that the show was given the chance to go out with a bang since they knew going in that this would be their final season, and if you haven’t been watching season seven, you are definitely missing out! Continue reading

‘Agent Carter:’ A venture in sexism and butt-kicking.

AGENT CARTER (Image Credit: ABC)

AGENT CARTER (Image Credit: ABC)

Much like the refinery in the premiere for Marvel’s Agent Carter, Tumblr exploded with enthusiasm for the show. I’m usually more reserved when it comes to television – it comes with the territory of TV criticism – so my major question when I started watching Agent Carter, was “is it worth all the hype?” And I’m pleased to say that the answer to that “yes.” It’s worth all the hype and then some. Continue reading

Top ride ideas for the new BBC-themed amusement park

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

SHERLOCK (Image Credit: Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

My first reaction to the news that a BBC-themed amusement park is in the works was pure, unadulterated excitement. My second reaction was to try and figure out exactly how much money I would need to visit the park in its proposed location of Kent, England. The answer is probably too much for a person who still hasn’t managed a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue reading

Four Ways to Tell if You’re a Cyberchondriac

(Image Credit: Ana Blazic Pavlovic)

(Image Credit: Ana Blazic Pavlovic)

When I was a kid, I was sick all the time: tonsillitis, flu, pink eye. I probably had everything but chicken pox, although I had a rash once that I was convinced was chicken pox. Now that I’ve grown up, I’m actually pretty lucky and don’t get seriously sick often, but when you’ve been as sick as I have and you also have a biology degree, it gets easy to watch the symptoms add up. Continue reading

5 Tips for Saving Your Favorite Show

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(Image Credit: Flickr User Mcfarlandmo)

I’ve been an active part of TV fandom for over half my life now, so believe me when I say, I know what you go through when your favorite show gets cancelled. There are a few shows, including Fringe, Breaking In and the recently cancelled Witches of East End, for which I’ve joined your ranks in attempts to get just a little more of my beloved shows. Continue reading

INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

Meet the cast of ‘Into the Woods!’

INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

Anna Kendrick in INTO THE WOODS (Image Credit: Peter Mountain/Disney)

As both a diehard musical theatre fan and a diehard movie fan, I’m always pleased when I can satisfy my musical and movie cravings in one sitting. I adore the film and musical versions of Rent, The Phantom of the Opera and Annie, among others, so I get excited when new musicals are put onscreen. And it’s only better when they’re musicals I love like Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods! Continue reading

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

AMC to take on hit ‘The Night Manager’ for U.S. miniseries

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

Tom Hiddleston (Image Credit: Sachyn Mital) / THE NIGHT MANAGER (Image Credit: John le Carré)

Are you an Anglophile? Do you like spies? Do you like watching TV? Do you know who Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are? If yes, then I have some exciting news for you! If no… no, you know what, I’m going to assume you like at least one of those things. There’s just no other option. Continue reading

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Everything I ever needed to know I learned from… Joss Whedon television!

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

It would not be an understatement to say that Joss Whedon and his television shows – Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse – have shaped my life. I started watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer at 10, and I just never really stopped watching Whedon shows. Or movies. But I liked Whedon before he was cool, AKA before The Avengers came out. Continue reading