Lifetime Theater: Mothe...

James Franco has spent his career defying easy classification. His conventionally handsome looks suggested a career as a marquee star, but he was always uneasy in those roles. He appears far more comfortable in comedies, often stealing scenes and sometimes entire movies from his more...

Now Fear This: What We ...

We… pose for group pictures, apparently. I’m kind of done with vampires. They’re the “Stairway to Heaven” of monsters, overplayed until you don’t even register them as anything but ambient noise. They’ve been stripmined for symbolism and fracked for frights. There’s...

Yakmala: Vampire Dentis...

I’ve seen ransom notes with better graphic design. As with any movie, there’s always a debate over precisely how bad a bad movie is. Was it truly garbage, or was it merely terrible? A far more fascinating question was raised in the wake of Vampire Dentist’s screening. Was it...

Lifetime Theater: The W...

Lifetime catches a lot of flak for being rough on the menfolk. Critics aren’t wrong exactly, but considering how rough most mainstream fiction is on the womenfolk, you’d think there could be one tiny corner that gives a little of that back without too much bellyaching. Since roughly...

Tread Perilously — Doct...

Erik and Justin’s Doctor Who excursion brings them to 1988 and “The Happiness Patrol,” a Sylvester McCoy episode featuring the infamous Kandy Man. The Doctor and Ace land on Terra Alpha, an Earth colony in the grip of the Thatcher-esque Helen A. With her Happiness Patrol, she...