Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Episodes of Buffy and Angel

Are you having trouble finding something fun to watch on Halloween that's smart enough to entertain adults and yet appropriate enough to watch with children and young teens? Many a babysitter has found themselves in this conundrum, facing a choice between annoyance at watching a child's show or possibly giving nightmares to your wards by having them watch a conventional "blood and guts" horror movie. Does someone in this scenario have to suffer on Halloween night?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: The Dark Knight (2008)

If Batman Begins (2005) was about Bruce Wayne learning to master his fears and use his new found knowledge to protect the innocent citizens of his hometown with what he learned, then The Dark Knight (2008) is about the escalation of violence by Gotham's criminal underworld in reaction to Bruce Wayne's efforts to terrorize them as the Batman. As the mobsters' slice of the Gotham pie decreases day by day, they pool their efforts together to counterattack Batman. In their shortsighted attempt to destroy Batman, the criminals look to a man who seems capable of out-terrorizing even Batman himself, an agent of chaos known only as The Joker.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: Batman Begins (2005)

Christopher Nolan's ambitious Dark Knight Trilogy raised the bar for not only comic book movies but also movies in general. And that is in no small part due to the unique rogues gallery of villains that Bruce Wayne and his alter ego Batman must face throughout the films. As we enter the final chapter of this trilogy on Friday with the opening of The Dark Knight Rises (2012), this article will take stock of this saga's villains up until now. We will then end with a preview of Bruce Wayne and Batman's final challenges and what we predict Bruce will do to overcome them.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

The above video of Joss Whedon's speech was recorded on May 15, 2006 at an Equality Now event titled, "Honoring Men on the Front Lines." Joss Whedon's mother, the late Lee Stearns (1936-1992), helped inspire him to create many strong women characters in his work. And as Meryl Streep points out when introducing Joss, Lee Stearns also inspired the creation of the very organization they were gathered at that day, co-founding the Women's rights organization Equality Now. We think Joss's speech would make his mom proud.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Buffy and Angel Season Trailers

Fans of the series created these excellent trailers to summarize the TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and Angel (1999-2004). An impressive feat and well worth watching. (SPOILER WARNING: These trailers will reveal key plot points throughout the series.)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Buffy and Angel Episode Viewing Order

Do you want to watch the interconnected TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel side by side, but you are not sure the best order to view them in to best take advantage of their many crossover stories and joint continuity? You are not alone. Noticing the lack of a definitive and spoiler-free episode viewing guide, we took the task upon ourselves to create one.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Joss Whedon

Glee (2010) - Director
Dollhouse (2009-2010) - Creator/Writer/Director
The Office (2007) - Director
Firefly (2003) - Creator/Writer/Director
Angel (1999-2004) - Creator/Writer/Director
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) - Creator/Writer/Director
Parenthood (1990-1991) - Writer/Producer
Roseanne (1989) - Writer

Much Ado About Nothing (2013) - Writer/Director
Marvel's The Avengers (2012) - Writer/Director
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) - Writer/Producer
Thor (2011) - Uncredited Director on Post-Credits Scene
Serenity (2005) - Writer/Director
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) - Story
Titan A.E. (2000) - Screenplay
Speed (1994) - Uncredited Dialogue Rewrite
Alien: Resurrection (1997) - Writer
Toy Story (1995) - Screenplay
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) - Writer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic (2011) - Writer
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted (2010) - Writer
This American Life Live! (2009) - Singer/Songwriter
Commentary: The Musical! (2008) - Writer
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2008) - Writer/Director
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Animated Series (2004) - Writer

Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: Batman Begins (2005)
Bruce Wayne and Batman's Rogues Gallery: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Halloween Episodes of Buffy and Angel
Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

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