Film Review: Evil Dead (2013)

Remakes of cult films have a tough sell.  In the hearts and minds of those whose almost-daily conversational lexicon include references like, “This is my boomstick!” or “Lady, I’m afraid I’m going to have to ask you to leave the store” or “Workshed”, it’s an uphill battle to convince them that your remake is either …

Review: Unknown

Liam Neeson: unlikely action star or unlikeliest action star?  At some point in the not too distant past, Hollywood decided that Oskar Schindler would be a pretty good candidate to drive a car backwards through the streets of various European locales while shooting guns or evading bad guys.  And so, we have Neeson starring in …

Review: I Saw the Devil

Revenge may be a dish best served cold, but what if that dish never ultimately satisfies you?  South Korea-import I Saw the Devil, a film centered on a man who believes that closure for the murder of his fiancé can only come by tormenting and torturing her killer, plays with that question in a very …

TV Review: Veronica Mars Season 1

I walked into viewing season 1 of Veronica Mars with very little background on the show.  Outside of knowing that it was a UPN/CW show, that it starred Kristen Bell, and that it seemed to have a pretty solid Internet following, I had nothing on the show.  (I believe, “Is that the show where she …

TV Review: Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes has become almost something of a cliché.  The deerstalker hat, the pipe, the “Elementary, my dear Watson”, the versions and revisions of the character and the stories have, over the years, greatly reduced the character from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great scientific mind to something that passively conjures up a few of the …