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Common stars in a remake of Black Samurai for STARZ

Now, I'm not a huge fan of rap (though I respect it as an artform), but I have to admit I love me some Common and Wu Tang Clan. And I also love martial arts films, so when you mix those things up, you get me excited. Especially if it's a secret agent samurai. Anyway, here's the official plot synopsis for BLACK SAMURAI starring Common, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and RZA:...
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08.22.2017
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Brad Pitt's Plan B banner guzzles down Sweetbitter TV drama for Starz

Damn it, just looking at the cover for Stephanie Danler's SWEETBITTER novel is making me thirsty for a glass of red. I mean, I could deal without the jagged bits of glass carving up my insides, but nonetheless, it's wine-o-clock somewhere, right? Pardon me for a moment, won't you? Ah, that's better, but shh, I'm still on the clock. Today, it's been announced that Brad Pitt...
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07.31.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Finale "Come To Jesus"

EPISODE 8: "Come To Jesus" SYNOPSIS:  Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney’s long, winding, and often tragic past is explored. REVIEW:  American Gods stormed onto the airwaves with a mixture of fantasy and drama unlike...
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06.18.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 7 "Prayer for Mad Sweeney"

EPISODE 7: "Prayer for Mad Sweeney" SYNOPSIS:  Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney’s long, winding, and often tragic past is explored. REVIEW:  Well, it had to happen at some point. Tonight's hour of American Gods...
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06.11.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 6 "A Murder of Gods"

EPISODE 6: "A Murder of Gods" SYNOPSIS:  On the run after the New Gods’ show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday’s oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge. REVIEW:  So far, American Gods has relied primarily on the source novels by author Neil Gaiman. Tonight's episode...
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06.05.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 5 "Lemon Scented You"

EPISODE 5: "Lemon Scented You" SYNOPSIS:  Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow’s emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods. REVIEW:  My biggest complaint regarding the first half of American Gods' debut run was the lack of clarity as to just what the hell...
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05.28.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 4 "Git Gone"

EPISODE 4: "Git Gone" SYNOPSIS: Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed. REVIEW:  Ever since the premiere of American Gods, I have disliked Laura Moon. We don't really get to see her...
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05.22.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 3 "Head Full of Snow"

EPISODE 3: "Head Full of Snow" SYNOPSIS: Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery. REVIEW:  As...
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05.14.2017
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Praise the gods! American Gods gets second season order!

Now, there's always going to be apprehension when there's a film or TV adaptation of a book or graphic novel that you love. You grow attached to certain characters, scenes, lines, and there's always a twinge of disappointment when a character is cut out, combined with someone else, or when entire scenes, lines, subplots, and even motivations are changed - seemingly...
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05.11.2017
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TV Review: American Gods - Season 1 Episode 2 "The Secret of Spoons"

EPISODE 2: "The Secret of Spoons" SYNOPSIS: As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago, and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog. REVIEW:  By now, you have watched the premiere episode of American Gods and you know what I meant when I raved about...
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05.07.2017
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American Gods promo shows off new footage, and possibly new characters

Continuing the trend of sharing things I am actually excited to see, there's a new featurette for STARZ's upcoming Neil Gaiman adaptation AMERICAN GODS from showrunner Bryan Fuller (HANNIBAL, PUSHING UP DAISIES). I mean, I've loved everything I've seen from the previous trailers, promos, and featurettes so far. It looks beautiful, is perfectly-cast ( Ian McShane...
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04.25.2017
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Promo featuring American Gods' Technical Boy surfaces

While I've loved everything I've seen from Bryan Fuller's TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman 's AMERICAN GODS, the one thing that disappointed me was the depiction of Technical Boy, the God of Technology. In Gaiman's book, he was a fat, pimply nerd in a black leather trenchcoat; however, for the show, he's a skinny, douchey, vape-smoking nerd-bro. The change, of...
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04.21.2017
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