It's much later than planned — though at least in time for me to finally get the ol' "Veronica Mars" poster hung up in my new office space — but it's time for another installment of Ask Alan. The hope — and we mean it this time — is to get these videos back on a bi-weekly schedule.
Scott Glenn has spent 35-plus years playing the toughest of tough men. Since his breakthrough performance as John Travolta's rival in "Urban Cowboy," he's played astronauts ("The Right Stuff"), cowboys ("Silverado"), vengeful bodyguards (the original "Man on Fire"), submarine commanders ("The Hunt For Red October") and FBI agents ("The Silence of the Lambs"), among other jobs, always looking lean, weathered, and alert of everything around him.
'Inside Amy Schumer' director on '12 Angry Men' spoof: 'It was something she was incredibly passionate about'
A review of tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I bring you a Sky Mall catalog...
We know that "Inside Amy Schumer" can do great parodies, and it can do biting social commentary, and that it has a gift for hiding the latter inside the former. That's been apparent throughout its run, and early in the Comedy Central sketch show's great third season, which has featured a dead-on "Friday Night Lights" parody that was really about rape culture, as well as last week's "One Direction" spoof about women who don't need makeup.
Hey all, just a heads-up to let you know I'll be taking the rest of this week off for a much-needed vacation and what will hopefully be a complete unplugging from the interwebs.
I wrote a handful of posts in advance that will run during my absence (several of them today, in fact), but anything I haven't already seen will be skipped, review-wise. (So tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" will be covered, since I already saw it, while "The Flash" won't, because I haven't.) We'll have a pinch-hitter covering "Game of Thrones" on Sunday night, and I've also set up a talkback post so you guys can discuss the penultimate "Mad Men," which I won't be seeing or writing about until Monday.
Play nice without me, okay?
Happy Monday, boys and girls! Before I go on vacation, we wanted to get in a Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to discuss last night's awesome "Mad Men," preview the network upfronts, give our thoughts on both "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and its relationship with "Agents of SHIELD," and to review Netflix's "Grace and Frankie."
Also, we're two weeks away from a farewell to "Mad Men" podcast, so start sending in those questions.
A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get The New York Times to print "Mein Kampf" on the front page...
Among the many delights of the "Game of Thrones" viewing experience is seeing which locations appear on the opening credits map in any given week. But sometimes, I wind up wondering what the logic is for certain decisions about the map, like some weeks we see locations that don't actually appear in that episode, while locales where several characters are present (and that have appeared on the map before) aren't featured.