Sunday, May 22, 2016

Why I'm (very cautiously) optimistic for Supergirl Season 2

I liked Supergirl from the start, but not enough to watch consistently. When episodes aired out of order due to real events, I decided that I'd wait one episode to watch them in order. I caught up 15 episodes later with the Flash crossover. It's not a promising endorsement, but it's where I'm coming from.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Kindle Effect: Why we need single-use devices

I spend a lot of time spitting in the face of technological convergence. We've spent the last decade developing technology towards the smartphone, and every day, I disregard it. Instead of my smartphone, or the three tablets I own, I spend a lot of time each day reading on my Kindle.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

AMC should walk back walking back a texting-friendly auditorium

So, AMC said they were open to texting-friendly auditoriums for some movies. People reacted, they walked it back. Call me unsurprised.

They also made a mistake in doing this. They should go right ahead with it and let the idea sink or swim on its own merits, not on what people say about it.
AMC IMAX Theater
Image courtesy of Flickr user Vrysxy

Saturday, April 9, 2016

No, really, we do have too much TV

Peak TV has been a bit of a meme in TV circles; ever since John Landgraf used the phrase on the TCA Press Tour, I've seen it used over and over. We're in an explosion of TV, but there has to be a point at which there can't be anymore, that we just cannot sustain so many scripted series all running at once.

Which is where we run into the tombstone shortage.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Comic Review: Action Lab: Dog of Wonder #1

    Logo for Action Lab Entertainment, with the bad pun clearly visible. Courtesy of Action Lab Entertainment.
  • Written by Scott Fogg and Vito Delsante
  • Art by Rosy Higgins and Ted Brandt
  • Letters by Full Court Press
  • Published by Action Lab Entertainment
Before reading this comic, I'd never looked at the Action Lab logo. I'd seen it (having reviewed a few of their comics), but I never really noticed it. Now I see that it is a dog superhero, and that dog is a lab. Yes, that is Action Lab: Dog of Wonder. They made a comic entirely out of that one bad pun.

These are my kind of people.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Comic Review: Red Agent #2

  • Story by Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, and Lou Iovino
  • Written by Lou Iovino
  • Artwork by Diego Galindo
  • Colors by Grostieta
  • Letters by Fabio Amelia
  • Cover A by Edgar Salazar and Erick Arciniega
  • Cover B by Caio Cacau
  • Cover C by Michael Dooney and Ivan Nunes
  • Cover D by Diego Galindo and Grostieta
The first issue of Red Agent disappointed me. It's odd calling a futuristic spy story with crazy technology generic, but it was. Red Agent #2 puts that concern to rest. It's more potential than execution, but moving in the right direction.