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Tag Archives: HBO

Who Matters? Watching Westworld with Philip K. Dick and Jean-Luc Picard

This article originally appeared at Splice Today. HBO’s new series Westworld begins with a clever narrative twist. We’re shown a handsome man named Teddy (James Marsden) on a train as he approaches a wild west theme park populated by androids. We follow him after his arrival, and he is cautious of his harum-scarum surroundings as he navigates the coincidences and […]

Dope Digest vol. 29 – Pee-Wee, HBO’s Animals, Primal Scream & MORE!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday Teaser syvo: This should be interesting, but I’m not totally sold on Apatow here. It’s easy to forget that Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) was actually Tim Burton’s feature debut as a film director, and I’m puzzled to think of a creator […]


First Impressions takes a look at new and returning TV shows, just as they’re kicking off. We fill you in, spoiler-free. Guest Commentary by theroaring20s  Beginning a new TV series is a serious commitment. This is especially true if, like me, you already have a full-time academic schedule, part-time job, and serious boyfriend…sort of (apologies Danny […]