Examining the first week of ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’

Late-night television got its newest addition this week with the debut of The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS. Whenever a new late-night talk show debuts, the anticipation seems to be for something different. How will this program tweak a familiar model? Will it break any of the supposed rules and formats that have previously […] 2015-03-25 10-52-53

The Shared History of ‘SNL’ and Professional Wrestling

This Sunday, the biggest event of the year for the WWE, Wrestlemania 31, takes place at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. A lot of wrestling writers and fans are predicting a lackluster event this year, with a main event no one wants — WWE champion Brock Lesnar versus Roman Reigns — to matches involving wrestling relics […]


Should film franchises like Ghostbusters follow Marvel’s universe-building plan?

Whether or not we like it, the Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe — or “GCU” — is now a thing, thanks to the announcement from Sony Pictures that there is a second, male-centric Ghostbusters film in the works that will join Paul Feig’s female-centered Ghostbusters reboot. With the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Warner Brothers […]


‘iZombie’ Brings Brains to the Table and Leaves You Hungry for More

“I can choose to help find justice for a fellow dead girl.” iZombie is the latest show from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas. In some ways, the show serves as a spiritual (and supernatural) successor to Mr. Thomas’ previous show. It features a young, whip-smart and wise-cracking woman putting her brains and brawn to work […]

OKLAHOMA CITY - MARCH 20:  A detail of a NCAA logo  decal is seen at center court as the Kansas State Wildcats play against the Brigham Young Cougars during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at Ford Center on March 20, 2010 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

My March Madness: Four days, four brackets, one sad panda

For college basketball fans, March Madness is the greatest time of year. Hours upon hours of tournament analysis go out the window when a 3-seed loses to a 14-seed on the first day. Brackets get busted. People ask their three-year-old nieces to fill one out just as a basis for comparison. Your co-worker wins the […]


Superheroes to the Rescue? Sony Brings ‘Powers’ to the Playstation

When the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were being officially announced at the Electronics Entertainment Expo in 2013, Sony and Microsoft respectively had the job of convincing the owners of their then-current consoles that the time had come for a new generation of gaming hardware. The two companies took very different approaches to their sales […] 2015-03-15 22-03-17

Kate McKinnon is the Right Choice for Hillary Clinton On ‘SNL’

On the surface, the March 7 episode of Saturday Night Live was fairly uneventful. The highlight for many was most likely any time hunky host Chris Hemsworth made an appearance on-screen, but this episode also marked the first official appearance of Kate McKinnon as probable 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. What was strange about this […]


A conversation about Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

Netflix debuted its latest exclusive series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt last weekend. Taking a plunge into sitcoms seemed like a nice change from the hour-long dramas that the network has mostly produced. The series was originally produced for NBC, but ultimately ended up at Netflix, which ordered two seasons. 


‘SNL’ Recap: Chris Hemsworth Is A Mildly Attractive Man

For the second week in a row, Saturday Night Live delivered a moderately funny episode. This time around, Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth — who was there to either promote The Avengers: Age of Ultron two months in advance, or Blackhat two months after its release — was the attractive host given the weak material with […]


Rebooting a reboot: How ‘Archer’ is thriving after going back to normal

There have been lots of discussions over the years about the perils and merits of shows that reset everything at the end of each episode, ignoring long-term implications and character growth in favour of a regular status quo. It’s a particularly interesting debate within comedy shows, as some have done very well with extensive use […]


‘CSI: Cyber’ is a terrible waste of your viewing time

It’s really not fair for a writer, columnist or critic to form opinions about a TV show or movie before watching it. (This can obviously apply to sports, politics or any other subject covered.) Of course, we see it happen all the time. Writers have their stories planned out before they’re actually composed,  often to […]


The AP Party Staff: Bands and musicians we have outgrown

As music fans, we all have bands we love with deep devotion. Some of them have been important to us throughout our lives. Maybe it was the first band that truly got through to us. Perhaps we discovered a particular song at a meaningful time while growing up, and went on to absorb everything from […]

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40 years of ‘SNL,’ one favorite cast member: Chris Farley

Saturday Night Live is celebrating 40 years this season. When I look back and think about my favorite cast member, it’s a choice I came to in a roundabout way. I didn’t watch SNL on a regular basis until I was in high school, and mostly the last two years, so the late 90s, if you’re […]