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


“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