On Ghostbusters 3 and Feminism

A few thoughts on the meninist response to the announced Ghostbusters 3

The Babadook: Monster-as-Metaphor, Mostly to the Good

Jennifer Kent's "The Babadook" is hands-down the best horror movie since "Let the Right One In." Where it goes wrong is sometimes treating its monster more as allegory than reality.

Halloween photo, belated

Low-key Halloween this year, what with moving just a few days earlier. Still, pretty proud of our costume choices: White Walker, Texas Ranger and Sia's unnamed avatar.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Family, Honor, and Legacy in Westeros

One of the most interesting themes of HBO's series through Season Four is how family and legacy play in the lives of the characters, and particularly how Ned Stark's choices continue to impact his surviving family.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: “The Children”

Sunday's episode was 66 minutes of incredible television, and in my view probably the best all-around episode the show has ever done. It also made numerous significant departures from the books, in my view largely for the better--aside from one conspicuous absence.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Mountain and the Viper

Initially I was revolted and disheartened by the ending of this week's episode--but after I thought about it, I decided I liked it. (Warning: Spoilers!)

The Graveyard Slot (an excerpt)

With just a few days remain to pre-order Black Chaos, the new zombie anthology from Big Pulp, I'm sharing the first few pages of my story THE GRAVEYARD SLOT, which you can read in full by ordering!

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Oathkeeper

Oathkeeper is an ironic title for an episode that so boldly abandoned the novels, and may have (surprise!) dropped a major spoiler on readers waiting for the next of Martin's novels.

Game of Thrones: Further Thoughts on “That Scene”

Since I wrote up my thoughts on the most recent episode, a lot more has been written about “that scene,” and I wanted to follow up with a little more.

HBO’s Game of Thrones: Breaker of Chains

A few terrific scenes, a terribly problematic one, and no dragons. My thoughts on Season Four, Episode Three of HBO's adaptation.