Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

If Gale Anne Hurd's only claim to fame was being the producer and co-writer of Terminator (1984), her place in entertainment history would be set. Only 28 at the time, she had her whole career ahead of her, and she has used her time well, adding Aliens (1986), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and a few dozen other films to her resume.  More

Oct 09, 2014 Web Exclusive

It must be hell trying to supply memorable moments to every member of such a large cast, but the writers of The Walking Dead have the benefit of being able to capture human beings at every stage of emotion that accompanies living through a zombie apocalypse.  More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of The Walking Dead's nearly unprecedented success is the fact that it is built upon so many actors that hardly anyone knew before the show became a ratings juggernaut. Steven Yeun, Emily Kinney, Melissa McBridethese were actors who were pretty much completely unknown by American audiences when the show debuted in October of 2010. More

Oct 08, 2014 Web Exclusive

When Alanna Masterson joined the cast of The Walking Dead, she was so obscure no one had made a Wikipedia entry for her yet. Coming from a family of actorsher brother Christopher was Francis on Malcolm in the Middle, and her brother Danny was Stephen Hyde on That '70s Showit was only a matter of time until she would make her own mark in the family business. More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

As much as The Walking Dead is known for its striking scenes—zombified little girls, beheadings, throats being ripped out—its true genius is found in its smaller, more reflective moments. One of the most poignant of these came in the season three premiere, when the teenaged Beth Greene is asked by her father, Hershel, to sing for the group of survivors.  More

Oct 07, 2014 Web Exclusive

Since the demise of irascible redneck Merle Dixon in season three, The Walking Dead hasn't had a character you could turn to for (admittedly dark) comic relief. Enter Dr. Eugene Porter, a self-proclaimed brilliant scientist with a mullet and an ability to make every social situation awkward simply by his presence.  More

Oct 06, 2014 Web Exclusive

There's a scene near the end of season four's "The Grove" that seems to represent the culmination of Carol Peletier's character growth. Having just killed her adopted daughter, Lizzie, because of her violently unstable behavior, Carol sits at a table in an abandoned house and confesses to Tyreese that she was the one who murdered his flu-stricken girlfriend.  More

Sep 25, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci would make an excellent case study in contrast. It's not just the fact that the musical comedy duo otherwise known as Garfunkel and Oates differ from one another in looks and personalityLindhome being tall, blonde, and talkative while Micucci is small, brunette, and admittedly shythe L.A.-based duo have made an unlikely name for themselves delivering foul-mouthed and bitingly honest songs that guise themselves under girlishly sweet melodies. More

Sep 22, 2014 Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Fox's Gotham takes an approach to the Batman mythos that's unique outside of comics: it doesn't feature Batman at all. The new television series takes place many years before the Caped Crusader watched over Gotham and focuses on the mythical city itself; on the young hero and villains that fans will recognize as Gotham's future power players. More