The Avengers

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I imagine Joss Whedon is going to have a hard time picking up his comics at the local shop because of all the unsolicited hugs he’ll receive from the geek community. He pulled it off. He made a full-blown, unapologetic superhero movie. And he had the top opening weekend of any film, ever. That means […]

Buffy Without Whedon? Pass.


My friend Rick has some news that would ordinarily be welcomed by geeks everywhere: The good news is, the executive producers of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” are considering making a movie that would relaunch the franchise. Except for one thing: The catch: Whedon, who created the character for a 1992 movie and re-imagined it for […]

Vampire Is The New Black

Every couple of months, I hear how “vampires are so over,” from various folks. Every vampire movie or TV show is supposed to be the last one, and audiences won’t tolerate another one. And then something like Twilight comes around and makes roughly a kajillion dollars. It should be obvious, but vampires don’t stay dead. […]

The Opposite of Jumping The Shark


Believe it or not, “Dollhouse” got good last night. Joss Whedon, you magnificent bastard. Full recap available at Some thoughts, however, that didn’t make it into the recap due to time/space issues: Is it a bad sign for the show that this was the most absorbing episode yet, and its lead actress was barely […]