Josh Reviews Bridge of Spies
Bridge of Spies, the new film from Steven Spielberg, spans events in the Cold War from 1957-1962. The film opens with the arrest of Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet spy living in Brooklyn, NY. Jim Donovan (Tom Hanks), a lawyer who primarily deals with insurance, agrees to serv
Josh Reviews Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
Douglas Tirola’s new documentary Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon tells the story of the rise (and eventual decline) of the brilliant, hugely influential humor magazine The National Lampoon. The film follows its origins as a Harvard magazine, to i
Josh Reviews Ex Machina
In Alex Garland’s film Ex Machina, Domhnall Gleeson plays Caleb, a young programmer for Bluebook (a company that, in the world of the film, is the world’s most popular search engine). Caleb wins a contest to spend a week with the company’s brilliant and reclusive y
The Great Hellboy Re-Reading Project Part IX: The Iron Prometheus & Others!
Over the last several months I have undertaken an epic project: re-reading Mike Mignola’s complete Hellboy saga from the very beginning! What began as a series of sporadic mini-series and short-stories featuring the big red occult investigator has deepened over the past twen
Late to the Party: Josh Reviews the Final Season of Breaking Bad!
I am certainly late to the Breaking Bad party, having only begun watching the show’s first season on DVD in the days following the airing of the season finale. All of the hub-bub over the show’s final season finally got me to try the show, and I’ve been slowly watc
Josh Reviews The Martian
What a refreshing joy it is to get to see an intelligent, original science-fiction story that is also gorgeous to behold and ferociously entertaining. The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott and written by Drew Goddard, adapting the book by Andy Weir, is a triumph, a gripping story abou
Josh Reviews Tim Russ and Walter Koenig’s Return to the Star Trek Universe — Star Trek: Renegades
Though this is a slow period for new “official” Star Trek, there’s a lot of exciting, professional fan-made efforts happening. I’ve written a lot about the two groups working on creating their own new episodes of the Original Series, new adventures of Kirk an
News Around the Net!
This substantive look at the upcoming X-Files revival has me giddy with anticipation. Please don’t let me down, Chris Carter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SmJUBT5q0 I’ve learned over the years not to trust trailers, but holy cow this trailer for the new Coen Brother
Josh Reviews Show Me A Hero
Is there a greater master of television working today than David Simon? Had he never done anything else of consequence after the triumph that was The Wire (and seriously, if anyone reading these words has never watched that show, you really need to drop everything and remedy that im
Josh Reviews Justice League: Gods and Monsters
For many years, Bruce Timm was the mastermind behind Warner Brothers’ Animation’s wonderful DC Universe superhero shows. But in the past few years he has stepped away from the currently-running line of direct-to-DVD/blu-ray movies, to what I feel is the detriment of the