Amazon’s Sneaky Pete is an Overwritten Disappointment

On paper, Sneaky Pete sounds great. The brainchild of David Shore (House, Battle Creek) and Bryan Cranston, it stars Giovanni Ribisi as Marius Josipovic, a con artist who steals the identity of his former cellmate as a way to lay low after being released from prison. Although it Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching: You’re the Worst and… The Presidential Debate

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: You’re the Worst and the first Presidential debate! Chuck Winters Read More …

Deadshirt is Watching: A Load of Devils

Deadshirt Is Watching… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: You’re the Worst, Lucifer and The Strain! Chuck Winters Read More …

AMC’s Feed the Beast is a Stylish but Flat Restaurant Drama

The best scene in the first episode of Feed the Beast, “Pilot Light,” occurs about halfway through. Dion (Jim Sturgess), a troubled chef recently released early from prison, is fantasizing about his dream restaurant, which he and his sommelier friend Tommy (David Schwimmer) had planned Read More …

DC Universe: Rebirth is Pure Geoff Johns Madness [Review]

DC Universe: Rebirth #1 (one shot) Written by Geoff Johns Art by Gary Frank, Ivan Reis, Phil Jimenez and others. DC Comics Rebirth is many things. It’s soft reboot for the DC Comics universe. It’s an in-story arc, with various miniseries and tie-ins attached. It’s Read More …

The Jungle Book is Stunning, but Uneven [Review]

It’s not hard to figure out why reboots, remakes and revivals hold so much sway in Hollywood lately. Reusing established names and stories provides built-in name recognition and familiarity. It’s a strategy that lets you either play to nostalgia and comfort (I recently discovered they’re Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading… Spider-Gwen!

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more.  Joe Stando is reading… Spider-Gwen #2 Written by Jason Latour Art by Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renzi (colors) Read More …

Male Fantasy, Vulnerability, and The Totally Awesome Hulk

The Hulk is not a hard character to figure out. A holdover from the early days of Marvel, where giant monsters and weird science were as common as superheroics, he’s evolved into a pure embodiment of rage. When Bruce Banner gets angry, he loses control, Read More …