“The Legend of Korra”: Underappreciated show struggles to find footing

By Phil Brown, Contributor One of the most memorable TV shows in the past few years is Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s Avatar: The Last...

Fall TV Preview – New season features promising shows, new and old

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor The Walking DeadPremier Date: October 12Intrigue. Suspense. Action. Plot. All of these components are critical for a television program to...

Binge watching: marathons may magnify television merit

By Zane Fletcher, Culture Editor As I sat watching my sixth episode for the day of NBC’s “Community” while pondering about what I wished to...

Nexflix’s original series, “House of Cards,” doesn’t fold

If you think most critics are harsh, you don't know me.  Half the time, a preview is enough to keep me from seeing a movie, and most television shows don't keep me coming back.
So, trust me when I say this. Netflix's original series, "House of Cards," is truly a must-see.


Oscars didn’t fail to surprise, awe and impress

Although the Oscars were last week, it feels like they just ended five minutes ago.
This year's Academy Awards went over the usual three hours by half an hour. While I consider myself a pop culture buff and eagerly await the Oscars every year, this year's telecast seemed to go on and on. Thankfully  host Seth MacFarlane tried to move things along.
 


100th anniversary brings new Titanic mini-series

When it comes to Titanic, the first thing people our age usually think of is that floppy-haired dreamboat named Leo who would ultimately sweep Rose and every girl in the world off their feet in 1997.


“The Killing,” returns to AMC with a strong start

Last season of AMC's "The Killing" started with the murder of teenager Rosie Larsen and ended with the Darren Richmond (Billy Campbell), a much older conflicted politician, arrested for her murder.


‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’ powerful and captivating

"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is shocking, captivating, and at times confusing. The entire movie is comprised of snippets of time: past, present and future. The primary way to keep the timing straight is by the length of Eva's (Tilda Swinton) hair. The film is shot through the eyes of Eva, a mother struggling to raise her wicked son, Kevin. She has a husband, Franklin (John C. Reilly), who is clueless to Kevin's behaviors. Franklin thinks his family is normal, and he's always trying to be positive and cheerful. Eva also has a young daughter, Celia.