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the perks of being a wallflower film review
Movies
Jason Boyd

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Film Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower film, not to be confused with the cult novel of the same name, released on DVD and Blu-ray yesterday. This review will be concerning the film alone, as I’ve sadly not read the novel yet. This movie might masquerade as a coming-of-age flick, but

walking dead suicide king
Television
Jason Boyd

Walking Dead Suicide King Limps Into Second Half

It’s back. The Walking Dead “Suicide King” aired last night after much hype. It did not live up to it. Here’s the thing: I love The Walking Dead. I love the comic book, and I love the TV show. But it’s a TV show. As a result, it’s hampered by

The Following Kevin Bacon
Television
Jason Boyd

The Following Review: Kevin Bacon Saves Pilot Episode

I won’t make the mistake of other The Following reviews and go on ad nauseum about Edgar Allan Poe and the killer inspired by him. Because, let’s get one thing straight. The Following’s pilot, Jan. 21, was only good because Kevin Bacon was in it. Let’s break down, quickly, just

Television
Jason Boyd

Doctor Who Christmas “Snowmen” a Great Present

Doctor Who is prolific with its holiday specials. There’s a common problem with TV shows and the holidays; it usually results in schmaltzy storytelling and reliance on ready made symbolism. The good Doctor, however, consistently uses the showcase — it is commonly during a episode break — to accelerate the

Mad Men season 5 premiere

Mad Men’s premiere tonight left me feeling flat.   It had a few watercooler moments, like Don’s new wife doing a “burlesque,” but it only promised and hinted at anything deeper coming up. Of course, they did open with the protest for equal employment and closed with its conclusion, which

The Walking Dead Season 2 Finale

AMC’s The Walking Dead closed its second season Sunday on a high (or low, if you’re the characters) note, but I’m left hoping this isn’t a bait-and-switch.   I’m a fan of the comics, though I must admit I didn’t read them until the first season aired. I bought the