Posts by Andy Wilson

About Andy Wilson

A mild mannered digital strategist working for an environmental nonprofit in Austin, TX roaming the interwebs fighting his nemeses by day, and by night consuming all manner of media. You can find him either on his couch or at the nearest Alamo Drafthouse catching the latest. Don't follow him on Twitter @CitizenAndy.

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Train Like a Supergirl: DC FanDome Offers Fitness Tips from Stunt Team

Train Like a Supergirl: DC FanDome Offers Fitness Tips from Stunt Team

Want to get ready to punch and kick bad guys? Work your core muscles to get ready to fly? Then the Supergirl stunt team has you covered. From their home base in Vancouver, stunt coordinator Simon Burnett and his crew — fight choreographer James Michalopoulos, Jesse Rath (Brainy/Querl Dox) stunt double Adrian Persad, and Melissa […]

Batwoman New Batsuit &#038 Representation: What we Learned at DC FanDome

Batwoman, New Batsuit & Representation: What we Learned at DC FanDome

Fans got a peek at all things under the cowl at DC's Fandome Explore the Multiverse event with a panel discussion from Batwoman's cast and creatives led by New York Times writer Trish Bendix and featuring Executive Producer/Showrunner Caroline Dries, Executive Producer Sarah Schechter plus cast members Javicia Leslie (Ryan Wilder/Batwoman), Rachel Skarsten (Alice), Meagan […]

Community Harley Quinn &#038 More: Giancarlo Esposito Is Comedy Gold

Community, Harley Quinn & More: Giancarlo Esposito Is Comedy Gold

When you want an immediately iconic villain, better call Giancarlo Esposito. He is Gus Fring in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Moff Gideon in The Mandalorian, and Stan Edgar in The Boys. He is everywhere, and with good reason. For a long time, Esposito has been a secret weapon, adding gravitas, menace, or whatever […]

Tenet Review: It Isnt Coming to Save Anyone Much Less US Cinemas

Tenet Review: It Isn't Coming to Save Anyone, Much Less US Cinemas

So much weight has been placed on Christopher Nolan's newest film Tenet that it almost isn't fair. In a typical 2020, it would've been just another blockbuster set amongst half a dozen others. But 2020 is anything but normal, and with movie theaters closed for months, the expectations that Tenet will bring people back to […]

Why I Turned Down a Free Screening of Bill &#038 Ted Face the Music

Why I Turned Down a Free Screening of Bill & Ted Face the Music

Last week, a siren's song came across my email inbox and social media newsfeeds: famed theater chain the Alamo Drafthouse would be re-opening, and, to celebrate, they were going to offer free early screenings of Bill & Ted Face the Music. Free, you say? Well, the price was right, even if I wasn't entirely sure […]

007 Bond Binge: The Man With the Golden Gun Takes Aim with its Villain

007 Bond Binge: The Man With the Golden Gun Takes Aim with its Villain

Roger Moore returns as James Bond in The Man With the Golden Gun with the world's deadliest assassin on his tail. Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) is obsessed from the opening scene with killing Bond, and his sidekick Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize) is a diminutive but powerful and fun character in a film where the franchise […]

Doctor Who: In Praise of Peter Capaldi- The Meta Doctor We Needed

Doctor Who: In Praise of Peter Capaldi- The Meta Doctor We Needed

Peter Capaldi doesn't get enough respect. In the modern incarnation of The Doctor, there's a definite fan consensus around the love for David Tennant and Matt Smith, with Jodie Whittaker gaining a larger and growing fanbase. And Christopher Eccleston has his fans, too– he was, after all, the first in this reboot. Don't get me […]

Gravity Falls Venture Bros &#038 More MIA Animated Series Needing New Eps

Gravity Falls, Venture Bros & More MIA Animated Series Needing New Eps

One of the silver linings of this global pandemic is that while other traditional productions have had to shut down, animated shows have been able to adapt more easily to a distributed model of production. And so while the production of many of our live-action shows still is up in the air, we've had announcements […]

007 Bond Binge: Live and Let Die Begins Moore Era With Blaxploitation

007 Bond Binge: Live and Let Die Begins Moore Era With Blaxploitation

In Live and Let Die, we're introduced to Roger Moore as a new James Bond. His more suave and charming ways would define the next decade of Bond films. Unfortunately, he's stuck in a mishmash of settings and stories that is as much blaxploitation as it is spycraft. The series also introduces its worst recurring […]

Sohla Out: How Bon Appetit Shakeups Changed Cooking Shows Forever

Sohla Out: How Bon Appetit Shakeups Changed Cooking Shows Forever

When Binging With Babish's new episode premiered, it included two items of seismic importance. First, host Andrew Rea appeared with chef and writer Sohla El-Waylly from Bon Appetit. Second, both chefs mutually decided to remove their masks. Without context, these seem less momentous. But in many ways, they are the harbingers of major changes. First, […]

007 Bond Binge: Diamonds Are Forever-Connery Is Back but at What Cost

007 Bond Binge: Diamonds Are Forever-Connery Is Back but at What Cost?

Diamonds Are Forever is the final appearance of Sean Connery as James Bond in an official, Eon-productions-sanctioned film. He would, of course, appear in the "rogue" Bond film Never Say Never Again in 1983, but then, as now, the problem with his portrayal was Connery was getting a little bit long-in-the-tooth to be believably bedding […]

Make Supergirl Super Again: How Season 6 Can Improve The CW Series

Make Supergirl Super Again: How Season 6 Can Improve The CW Series

The fifth season of The CW's Supergirl was a decline in many ways, including both ratings and critical success. While it has numerous high points (Crisis on Infinite Earths was truly great), it should have been better. With Supergirl Season 6 now confirmed going into scripting for the next season, due to begin airing in […]

007 Bond Binge: On Her Majestys Secret Service is Bonds Hidden Gem

007 Bond Binge: On Her Majesty's Secret Service is Bond's Hidden Gem

In the opening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, a newcomer playing James Bond, George Lazenby, fights off would-be kidnappers and saves a suicidal heiress, the Countess Tracy (Dianna Rigg) from drowning herself in the ocean. She steals Bond's car and drives off the beach, and a perturbed Bond almost winks at the camera, "This […]

YouTube Late-Night &#038 More: In Praise of Lo-Fi Television

YouTube, Late-Night & More: In Praise of Lo-Fi Television

With COVID-19 still raging in many areas of the United States, and especially in Los Angeles and Georgia as major hubs of television production, we're going to have to face some very serious facts fairly quickly: TV as we know it may not be coming back anytime soon. While many shows with their productions based […]

Constantine 15 Years Later: Got an R Rating for Tone &#038 Demons [SDCC]

Constantine 15 Years Later: Got an R Rating for Tone & Demons [SDCC]

Constantine is a great movie, and it's good to see the critical consensus finally swinging back around to appreciate this underrated gem. At a Comic-Con @Home panel, Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman reunited for the first time since the premiere to discuss the film and its legacy. In Constantine, Reeves played the eponymous John Constantine, […]

Sharkboy and Lavagirl to Return in We Can Be Heroes #SDCC

Sharkboy and Lavagirl to Return in We Can Be Heroes #SDCC

Robert Rodriguez spilled all the beans on his upcoming film; We Can Be Heroes at San Diego Comic-Con@Home's panel on directors and directing, letting slip a specific detail about the return of some of his previous characters, Sharkboy and Lavagirl. He also tackled other pieces of the film, which shot pre-pandemic in Texas and is […]

Phineas and Ferb the Movie &#8211 New Song Revealed #SDCC

Phineas and Ferb the Movie – New Song Revealed #SDCC

After several years of hiatus of making every day of summer vacation count, Phineas and Ferb are back on Disney+ with their second film, Candace Against the Universe. In a Comic-Con @Home panel, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh revealed everything they can about the project and showed off a new clip and […]

007 Bond Binge: You Only Live Twice aka Ninjas in Volcanoes

007 Bond Binge: You Only Live Twice aka Ninjas in Volcanoes

In the opening moments of You Only Live Twice, James Bond is brutally murdered. Or so it would seem! Having faked his death, he can go undercover in Japan and hunt down one of his greatest enemies ever, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, in his volcano lair. While the film is generally good, it also begins to […]

New Batwoman New Season: 5 Ways The CW Series Could Be Even Wilder

New Batwoman, New Season: 5 Ways The CW Series Could Be Even "Wilder"

Following the announcements that Ruby Rose would be leaving the title role in The CW's Batwoman, and that a new character, Ryan Wilder (Javicia Leslie), would be donning the Batsuit, fans are left wondering exactly what will happen with the show. While we're waiting for confirmation or any further information on what will be happening […]

007 Bond Binge: Thunderball: Sharks Femme Fatales and Lawsuits

007 Bond Binge: Thunderball: Sharks, Femme Fatales, and Lawsuits?

Thunderball (1965) remains the most successful movie of the James Bond franchise to date. Its domestic box office haul of $63.6 million, adjusted for inflation, is $573.7 million. That beats every single other movie of 2019 with the exception of Avengers: Endgame's record haul. Because of its enormous success, producers would continually go back to […]