Joss Whedon

(Not)Fan Film Friday- Ballad of Serenity

This is not a fan film.  Except it is.   There are three fans of Joss Whedon's (more so now, after he contributed substantially to their Kickstarter  ) performing the theme to Whedon's Firefly.   So it is a fannish effort, even though they are all cast members of The Flash.

It's good.  It really is.   Apparently the Flash set is one of the happiest places to work on TV these days (and why wouldn't it be?  They have a great cast doing great things on a weekly basis.)  



MOVIE REVIEW: The Avengers

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Ok, here we are, The Avengers. Director Joss Whedon's culmination of everything Marvel Studios has been working toward for the past five years, since 2007's Iron Man ended with a cameo in which Nick Fury offered to Iron Man membership into something called the Avenger Initiative. The Avengers, or Avengers Assemble as it's being called in the UK, presumably to distinguish it from the 60's British television series and 90's movie of the same name, currently holds a 94% approval rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes and is being touted as the comic book movie of the year, and quite possibly the decade. By the end of its opening weekend it has beaten out Harry Potter for the opening weekend sales record by more than $30M. So what did I think of The Avengers? I could sum it all up in a single word: disappointing.


MOVIE REVIEW: Cabin In The Woods

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I have an approach to reviewing films that I rarely share called Perfect Film/Perfect Movie. Basically it posits that a Perfect Film is one that I can’t fault any of the choices made in the execution of the film – story, cast, plot, direction, etc. A Perfect Movie is one that you can tune into at any time and something cool or interesting is going on, regardless of the craft involved. Obviously Perfect Films are a much smaller group than Perfect Movies, but still overall, they are elite clubs with few members.


BOOK REVIEW: “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara (1974)

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“The Killer Angels” isn’t even remotely a Science Fiction book. It’s a straight ahead historical fiction set in and around the battle of Gettysburg, during the American Civil War.



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n a move that surprises us, and keeps R3's dance card full, Fox executive Preston Beckman says that all 13 episodes ordered will air (source:James Hibberd at The Hollywood Reporter)

Click on the link above to read the whole story... pretty interesting stuff!


BREAKING NEWS: More "Dr. Horrible" on the way, says Whedon

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As reported in, during a Dollhouse conference call, Whedon revealed that there are plans for a sequel; he's just debating on how to go about it-- stay with his original shoestring budget or go with a bigger budget production.

I just want him to release his numbers from the first go-round.

C'Mon Joss! We can't join the party without some info!

Thanks to user Melchidezek for the tip!!!!



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Okay. Here's the deal.
As you know, we are very interested in the Fan Film phenomenon. As you also know, Genre Wunderkind Joss Whedon produced an indy web series named "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog". He made a point of doing it on the cheap, and getting talent and technical personnel to take back-end profit in lieu of (or mostly in lieu of) front end money.


TV Review: Dollhouse: Man on the Street

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Okay. Dollhouse got a bit of a ratings bounce last week, and if those viewers returned this week, boy did they get a treat. This 'mythology' (why oh why do they call story arc elements 'mythology'?) heavy episode pays off multiple elements and propels a new status quo forward.

And was it good? .

Quite frankly, this episode knocked my socks off, and I was still in my tennis shoes.

We learn a lot of cool things...

Seriously, go to and watch the episode. Really.

Are you still there? You've been warned!



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