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Tags: dollhouse, eliza dushku, fox, fringe, joss whedon, review, television
Categories : commentary, pop culture, Science fiction, television
A quick word about Dollhouse, Joss Whedon’s new show. So far, I’ve enjoyed the premise. There has been, however, a huge difference between the episodes that have been written by the Fox bullpen and the one written by Joss Whedon. Whedon’s writing (as also evidenced in The Astonishing X-Men) is far stronger than a lot of what is on television.
It would be nice to see Fox not take a good idea and beat it into a tired formula like they’ve done with Fringe. Let’s hope Whedon can take some control over his show.
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Tags: astonishing x-men, batman, bob dylan, captain america, devil dinosaur, dr. seuss, jack kirby, joss whedon, july fourth, liz phair, mighty avengers, mishima, the wackness
Categories : bob dylan, Comics, DVD, fiction, links, Music, pop culture
Well it’s the holiday weekend. I was going to post yesterday but I got lazy on the couch. So I’ll just jump in before I drift into a nap again.
First, in comics, I’ve made yet another trip to the comic book store. My local shop was having a sale on sets and I got the coolest thing… I found the entire run of Jack Kirby’s Devil Dinosaur. I had the last issue when I was a kid and it’s quite beat up by now. It was a great price and a nice addition to my collection. Even better, Sean will have it around and get to read the entire series. It’s really kind of mental and interesting and strange. I also picked up Astonishing X-Men #25, the first in a new story arc with a new creative team. I doubt it will be as good as Joss Whedon’s run, but I’ll give it a try.
Also in comics:
- The Super Invincible Blog highlights the week that was in July 2. I’ve picked up some of these issues as well, including the freakout issue of Batman.
- Click here for a Comics report card. I agree totally with their thought that Captain America is the best book around.
- LOTRKing reviews both Captain America #39 and Mighty Avengers #15.
In movies/DVD, the AVClub reviews Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters. I wrote about it earlier this week here. If you haven’t seen it, it’s well worth the time.
- The AVClub also reviews The Wackness, a new film about 1994. I’m intrigued by this movie but will wait for it to hit HBO or Netflix. I’m also curious to see the Ben Kingsley/Olsen twin thing.
In music, Plain or Pan directs us to quite possibly the coolest Dylan spoof ever.
In links, Electricity & Lust has its regular mix of cool stuff to check out. Especially interesting were the Liz Phair, Batman, and Zach de la Rocha articles. I am so glad they’ve got the time to go out and scour the interwebs so I don’t have to. They always find the best stuff.
Well, I’ll be back next week with the roundup and I’ll mention anything else I come across in my journeys. Enjoy the hotdogs and hamburgers this weekend.