‘Westworld’ Review – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

James Bingham reviews HBO's 'Westworld.'

I’m told that HBO is in trouble. Game of Thrones will be ending soon. Nobody liked Vinyl. What’s the network’s Next Big Thing? Does HBO even have a Next Big Thing, or are they just going to cede more of that sweet TV prestige to those jerks at AMC? Continue reading “‘Westworld’ Review – These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends”


No, Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War Are NOT the Same Movie

Dallas blogger James Bingham examines comparisons between Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War.

It’s here! Captain America: Civil War has finally hit theaters. So if you’re like me, and were sick of hearing story after story about what a complete and utter failure Batman v Superman turned out to be, well too damn bad! Civil War’s only going to add gas to that tank. 

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“You just started a Captain America: Civil War review!”

Dallas film blogger James Bingham reviews Captain America: Civil War.

When the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron hit the internet, it was like a religious experience for me. Everything about it looked amazing. Iron Man and the Hulk battling it out! Ultron! The Pinocchio song! Waiting another five months or whatever it was for the movie to come out was pretty tough. But the day finally came, and as I sat in that theater watching Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face down another world-ending threat, I remember smiling, leaning forward in my seat and thinking, “This is pretty okay, I guess.”

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14 Movies I’m Excited About (But Not Necessarily) in 2016

Batman v Superman, X-Men: Apocalypse, Independence Day Resurgence, and Zoolander 2 are just a few of the movies being released in 2016.

2004 was a really good year for TV. That year alone, we saw the premiere of Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Lost, So You Think You Can Dance?, American Dad, The Biggest Loser**, The Office, Veronica Mars, Deadwood, Battlestar Galactica, and Project Runway. It was like a perfect storm of creative juju. Looking at the movies that are due out in 2016, we could find ourselves in a similar situation. But, of course, while there’s a lot to look forward to, there’s no guarantee that it’s all going to be good. Here are the films I’ve got my eye on. Continue reading “14 Movies I’m Excited About (But Not Necessarily) in 2016”

“I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens'” or “Leave George Lucas Alone”

James Bingham reviews Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

***If you haven’t had a chance to check out Star Wars: The Force Awakens, turn back now. Spoilers follow.

Back in 2007, when half the world was having a nervous breakdown over David Chase’s finale of The Sopranos, I remember reading one fan’s own version of that final scene. He had taken the time to write it out himself, complete with camera angles. I remember he closed his proposal with, “If I may be so bold.” I remember thinking, “No, you may not!” Everyone had spent eight years talking about what a genius David Chase was, but were ready to brand him a heretic because he had written a single scene in a single episode they didn’t like. Granted they really, really didn’t like it. But still. Continue reading ““I Liked ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’” or “Leave George Lucas Alone””

True Detective Review – “Church in Ruins” – ADIDAS

Rachel McAdams infiltrates a Hollywood sex party in the latest episode of True Detective.

I know I’ve turned into a bit of a broken record saying this week after week, but this season’s murder mystery just hasn’t reeled me in at all. However, if any episode this season was going to get me into it, this would have been the one. Let me explain.
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True Detective Review – “Down Will Come” – Killshot

I don’t think I could go so far as to say that “Down Will Come” reminded why I love this show, but is certainly was a jolt of adrenaline in a season that doesn’t seem to have any problem taking its sweet ass time with everything. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Down Will Come” – Killshot”

True Detective Review – “Maybe Tomorrow” – Just when I thought I was out…

Anthology shows are strange things, because no matter how good or bad a season is, there’s always the possibility that the next one is going to be an entirely different thing. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Maybe Tomorrow” – Just when I thought I was out…”

True Detective Review – “Night Finds You” – Knocking on the devil’s door.

The investigation into Ben Caspere's murder begins on True Detective.

Guys, this show is dark. I don’t know if you knew that. I mean, I’d like to think it’s not the case, but I imagine that people in this world can’t go to the bathroom without ominous, industrial drums clang-clanging in the background. Continue reading “True Detective Review – “Night Finds You” – Knocking on the devil’s door.”

I’m having trouble dealing with Heroes Reborn.

Hey, guys, mark your calendars! Because Heroes Reborn is still a thing that’s happening, and it would be best if we, as a culture, could experience it together so that we, as a culture, could remember why we stopped watching the show in the first place. Continue reading “I’m having trouble dealing with Heroes Reborn.”