Steve West
Former Contributor


Waking Sleeping Beauty

Waking Sleeping Beauty is about the animators and the studio, but it’s also a little bit about sharing with the world how important Howard Ashman was to Disney.

Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Combo Pack)

While there’s a lot to love with the myriad of characters, this is really Woody’s story. And it feels right that this should be so.

Damages: The Complete Second Season

As season three of FX's character-driven drama, Damages, approaches, it's time to go back and examine the collision course everyone embarked upon in season two.

Californication: The Second Season

For pure comedy and absurdist humor, there’s nothing than the Runkle family adventures, whether it’s Charlie putting his quick-draw bedroom technique to use to help get a porn film finished or his coked-out yelling at Marcy that, “You never listen to me!”

Battlestar Galactica: Season 4.5

BSG started as a show about people and somewhere along the way got mired in the sci-fi schlock that is the detriment of the genre. While the people we followed each week became a part of the story, they were no longer the most important reason to watch on Friday nights.

Burn Notice Season 2 [Blu-Ray]

If there’s any show on USA deserving of the Blu-ray treatment it has to be Burn Notice. Set in, and filmed in, beautiful Miami Burn Notice follows ex-spy Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) as he tries to survive outside of his spy ring with help from friends and family. Season two picks straight up from where season one left off with Michael being strung along by a mysterious new player in the burn notice game he’s been involved in.

5 Reasons Chef Is The Best Kitchen Movie We've Ever Seen

Other films like Spanglish aren’t about the chef world, they just use the job as an aspect of a character. Where Chef differentiates itself is in the respect and care of the world it portrays. Director Jon Favreau takes the world of a high level chef in Carl Casper and uses it as metaphor for the world of filmmaking.

Will Forte Embraces Solitude In Bizarre And Funny Last Man On Earth Trailer

The conceit we’re introduced to in the above trailer for The Last Man On Earth is that a man, Phil Miller played by Will Forte, wakes up one day to a world where he is the only one left. We don’t know if this is true, and neither does he. So he sets upon a quest around the country in his recreational vehicle to search for others.

Louie Season 4 Review: Still As Wonderful As Ever

Louis C.K. disappointed fans when he decided to take a brief sabbatical from his FX series Louie, leaving us without the schlubby middle aged mansploits last year. The comedian said he wanted to recharge, and maybe to a degree reinvent the series. So now that we’re on the cusp of Louie’s return, did he achieve any of his goals? To be honest, the first four episodes of the new season are odd to define.

Game Of Thrones Author George RR Martin Weighs In On Controversial Scene

This past week’s episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains,” included a scene that was disturbing in both content and plot discrepancy from the books. George RR Martin has addressed the changes, and the scene in particular, on his blog.

Watch Nirvana Inducted Into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame By R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

Nirvana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Thursday by long time friend Michael Stipe. The REM frontman took to the stage during the induction ceremony to give a beautiful and eloquent speech about his friend Kurt Cobain, as well as provide context to younger fans who may not know what the music scene was like in the late 80s as Nirvana formed.

Ultimate Warrior, WWE Hall Of Fame Legend, Is Dead At 54

The WWE has announced last night that James Hellwig, known to the world as The Ultimate Warrior, has died at the age of 54. Cause of death is not yet known. The Ultimate Warrior had just been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at the yearly ceremony held before Wrestlemania each year.

Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge Review: Using Imagination To Make The Impossible Possible

The Jim Henson Creature Shop is, by most standards, the best puppeteering studio in the world. The creatures that have been designed there are a part of culture. Now with The Jim Henson Creature Shop Challenge we get a small taste of what it’s like to be a part of the design. Taking a cue from Syfy’s other practical effects challenge show, Face/Off, the new show puts ten aspiring Henson puppet creators to the test.

This Captain America: The Winter Soldier Inspired Workout Montage Will Pump You Up

Most of us waiting for Captain America: The Winter Soldier are doing so by watching trailers, or video of Chris Evans discovering he’ll be facing off against both Batman and Superman. Perhaps the following video will inspire you to get up and get fit.

If Google Was A Guy Video Lampoons Google Glass And The NSA

So you’ve been Googling things for a long while now, and you’re sort of wondering what Google thinks of you. Well, thanks to the comic minds at College Humor, a video of Google as a real guy exists. Following up the previous video, the newest “If Google Was Still A Guy” video shows how creepy all of us are.

Why The Discovery Of Direct Evidence Of Cosmic Inflation Really Matters A Lot

Scientists have discovered evidence of the inflation of the universe during its earliest stages. A staggering discovery, one that many physicists were skeptical could even be measured, has scientists the world over dissecting the data collected by the collaboration known as BICEP2 (Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization).

Watch President Obama's Hysterical Appearance On Between Two Ferns

Not since Chris Farley has there been as awkward of an interviewer as Zach Galifianakis in Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns. An interview show that literally takes place with Zach and his guest sitting between two ferns as the comedian asks pointed and often taboo questions. The latest show has Galifianakis interviewing the President of the United States, Barack Obama. The results are weird, insane, and awesome.

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey Premieres To Low Ratings On Fox

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, a reboot of Carl Sagan’s popular science series, premiered last night and the numbers are not looking fantastic. Astrophysicist, and science advocate, Neil deGrasse Tyson took over hosting duties for the new series. While his deep timbre can expertly deliver the classic ‘billions and billions” line from the original program, with 5.8 million viewers on Fox the resulting viewership is less than stellar.

Avengers Star Scarlett Johansson Is Pregnant With Her First Child

Congratulations to Scarlett Johansson and fiance Romaine Dauriac, the couple are expecting their first child. For the betterment of mankind, Scarlett is passing her genes along to the next generation. This is the first child for the stunning 29-year-old Johansson, who has indicated that she’s in no hurry to hear wedding bells with her French journalist main squeeze.

Mobile Users, Meet Cortana, Microsoft's Answer To Siri

For video game nerds the cell phone war just got interesting. Let’s face it, as a general rule the Apple iPhone is a superior piece of engineering. Of course, Samsung has been on the heels of Apple all along and is often the preferred device for many a smartphone user.

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