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VIDEO ESSAY: Sorkinisms, by Kevin T. Porter: A Writer Under a Microscope

I don't know what to think of this video. But I know what its creator, Kevin T. Porter, wants me to think of it.
  • By Kevin T. Porter and Ken Cancelosi
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  • June 27, 2012 8:55 AM
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  • 5 Comments

GREY MATTERS: The Way the World Ends

In 2001 Steven Spielberg went apocalypse crazy and he never recovered.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 25, 2012 12:32 AM
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  • 1 Comment

GREY MATTERS: Black Widow Spins Webs Around THE AVENGERS

Black Widow is the first hero seen in "The Avengers," the latest entry in Joss Whedon's career-long feminist project.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • May 11, 2012 9:27 AM
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  • 99 Comments

SIMON SAYS: On THE AVENGERS, Joss Whedon, Dan O'Bannon, and Zapped Toads

In the beginning of "The Avengers," when Hawkeye says, “Oh, I see better from a distance,” I feared the worst and I thought of Joss Whedon, Dan O’Bannon, "Lifeforce," and "X-Men." I thought, “Oh god, that poor toad in the X-Men movie got hit by lightning and a bad line of dialogue all over again.”
  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 3, 2012 8:45 AM
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  • 8 Comments

GREY MATTERS: Cabin in the Woods, Horror in the Dumps

If we’re lucky, "The Cabin in the Woods" will shut down the debased American horror movie machine for a good long while.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • April 20, 2012 12:21 PM
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  • 8 Comments

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