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Review: Alien Resurrection

Since its electrifying debut nearly two decades ago, the Alien franchise remains the sci-fi vehicle most conducive to provocative ideas, hardboiled edginess, sheer excitement, and auteurist elan.
Knight mother
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012

Review: Marvel's The Avengers

Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012

The Top Five Reasons You Should Be Upset You Are Not Going to Comic Con

Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 21, 2011

Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010

Joss Whedon to direct next Glee; Neil Patrick Harris cameos

OK, so this is yesterday's news, but dang, I'm excited. Joss Whedon! Neil Patrick Harris! Glee! Talk about a triple threat. The announcement comes just...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 13, 2010

Dr. Horrible goes 8-bit

8-Bit Dr. HorribleEver since "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" went viral two years ago, Joss Whedon fans have been clamoring for one thing: to see this...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 20, 2010

The Death of Dollhouse

Rumors have been flying for a while about this, and we did mention those ratings slipping -- but now it's final. Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse has been...
By Maddy Myers  |  November 12, 2009

Dorky TV Round-Up: Venture Brothers, Dr. Who, Dollhouse, and Glee

The Venture Brothers season 4 premiere aired last night, and dorky followers rejoiced. Expectations were too maniacally high to be surpassed, but they were definitely...
By Maddy Myers  |  October 19, 2009

Stars aligned

The days are growing shorter, the magazines are (well, barely) getting larger and meatier, and the first batch of cider doughnuts is on the way real soon: all sure signs of autumn, as is the bountiful crop of prestigious concerts coming our way this se
Cult heroes and superstars dot the region's fall concert calendar
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 18, 2009

Interview: Joss Whedon

When I first reach Joss Whedon — the director, writer, and producer who is perhaps best known as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — at his office at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, it's about 9 am his time, and it sounds as if I'd caught him befor
Cult of personality
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009

Review: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009


Sight unseen

Hollywood writers are no longer walking picket lines, but their 14-week shutdown of TV production reverberates through the 2008-’09 fall season.
The fall TV season flies without pilots
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  September 08, 2008

Union dos

Film Culture wanted to check out Boston’s first rally supporting the Writers Guild of America strike to see which New England–based screenwriters would answer the call.
The Hollywood writers strike east
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 26, 2007

Buffy lust

What was I thinking, showing up to a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-Along and Senior Prom in street clothes?
Buffy the Vampire Sing-a-long, Coolidge Corner Theatre, April 14, 2007
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 23, 2007


Brian K. Vaughan is one of the highest-profile writers in American comics right now, a hyper-prolific idea man whose projects are driven by crisp, suspenseful pacing and built around resonant metaphors.
Brian K. Vaughan’s world of comics
By DOUGLAS WOLK  |  January 02, 2007