Review: ‘Thor’ (2011)

Big budgets and special effects have not always been kind to Marvel movies. Ang Lee’s “Hulk” (2003), for instance, featured an utterly and profoundly abstract transformation by Nick Nolte’s character into a hodgepodge of Zzzax and the Absorbing Man. Jon Favreau’s ending for “Iron Man 2” (2010) opted for a shock’n awe treatment that was … Read moreReview: ‘Thor’ (2011)

TV Reception: ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes 1-3

Three episodes into HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” I feel like I’m finally ready to have a fair opinion about it. The first two episodes, “Winter is Coming” and “The Kingsroad” really seemed to wander for me. If you’re curious to know how the series deviated from George R.R. Martin’s original work, I recommend starting out … Read moreTV Reception: ‘Game of Thrones’ Episodes 1-3