My Best Articles Catch-Up Compilation

My continuing tendency to get distracted and work on things not posted online means that I haven’t updated in a spell. Let’s rectify that with some of the better articles I’ve done over the last couple of months. As I’m posting this on Halloween, here’s an article I wrote about some crazy haunted house events […]

Catch-Up: Recent Articles!

Though I’ve had a number of big pieces the last few months, I haven’t taken the time to update them here!  Let’s rectify that. Here’s some of my best pieces from the last few months. Here is a two-part interview with Jim Starlin on his run on Marvel’s WARLOCK — including his creations Drax, Gamora […]

Most ’80s Opening Credits EVER

Like most peeps who were born/grew up in the ’80s, I irrationally  idealize that decade as the greatest and best of all things. And there’s nothing quite like finding some obscure reminders of the themes, styles and tropes of that era. Here’s a few examples of TV shows that really, really embraced certain trends of […]

Adventure Time Unseen Scenes!

As a psycho ADVENTURE TIME fan, I tend to rewatch episodes and follow behind-the-scenes info heavily. One cool thing I’ve notices is that sometimes the title cards shown for a split-second at the top of the episode depict events referenced but not seen in the episode, or that take place just before the episode’s actions […]

More Beavis and Butt-Head Videos, Like 60

I did a big compilation of Beavis and Butt-Head  videos like a year ago.  Here’s a bunch I found since then. “WHOAH!  Is this the Weather Channel?”  “The forecast is partially cool.” “What a jack-butt-munch-ass-dumb-butt.” “She looks like that chick who used to be young and had big hooters, and then got married to that dude […]

SNL’s Not Porn Stars Anymore: Write Your Own Sketch!

Darned if I don’t laugh every time at those not-porn-stars-anymore played by Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  It’s even more repetitive than most SNL sketches and is based around the characters being stupid and inappropriate, like many an SNL sketch that has deeply annoyed me…yet this doesn’t.  In fact, it just […]

Gene Luen Yang on BOXERS AND SAINTS

Award-Winning BOXERS AND SAINTS – Gene Luen Yang’s Two-Perspective Historical GN by Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor Date: 29 January 2014 Time: 05:00 PM ET CREDIT: Gene Luen Yang View full size image Gene Luen Yang’s already earned widespread acclaim for everything for such works asAmerican Born Chinese and writing the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels for Dark […]

Oscar Shorts Review

The Oscar shorts return by Zack Smith @thezacksmith Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures Helium Oscar shorts Carolina Theatre Opens Jan. 31 There’s an international flavor to the short films nominated for Academy Awards this year, with no American entries in live-action and only two in animation (one of which is by Disney). Though there’s a predictable quality to […]

Why Aaron Sorkin Should Adapt THE POLITICIAN

Forget Newsroom. Aaron Sorkin should go back to politics This is an interesting moment for the playwright and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin. After months in limbo, his HBO series The Newsroom was just renewed for a third and final season. This should excite hardcore Newsroom fans, but there’s another opportunity we’d like to see him pursue—his long-promised adaptation of Andrew Young’s […]

Tom Scioli on TRANSFORMERS/G.I. JOE at IDW

Scioli’s Ultimate 80s Team-Up: TRANSFORMERS / G.I. JOE by Zack Smith, Newsarama Contributor Date: 09 January 2014 Time: 11:00 AM ET CREDIT: IDW View full size image We’ll be blunt: We love ‘80s cartoons. We love the insane Kirby-style riffs of writer/artist Tom Scioli (Gødland, American Barbarian). So when we found out Scioli was going […]