The shadows come alive in creepy short film “Vicious”

It’s late at night, and suddenly that pile of clothes in the bedroom has taken on a menacing appearance; every creek and crack of the floorboards is a sound of impending doom. It’s a familiar situation for many, and it’s used to great effectiveness in the short film “Vicious.” Lydia comes home to find her flat…

NBC smells blood in the water, orders its own show about TV-making puppets

Roughly six seconds after ABC’s new version of The Muppets started garnering positive buzz for its blend of felt-based comedy and writer’s room shenaningans, NBC has leapt into action, commissioning a puppet-focused workplace comedy of its own. Titled Bumbleberry Lane, the new show comes from Gary Janetti, one of the…

The best new TV series of 2014 (so far)

In June, The A.V. Club’s Tournament Of Episodes exhaustively catalogued and accurately identified (with no room for further debate) the finest television episodes of the 2013-14 season, declaring The Good Wife’s “Hitting The Fan” the absolute best. Because that feature partially pulled from the past six-plus months of…