Reviewed! Indie ‘Oh, Liza’ Finds a Unique Voice Back Home
Reviewed! Hulu’s ‘Deadbeat’ Brings Out the...
Reviewed! My Damn Channel’s ‘Self-Help’ Brings...
Reviewed! Like Comedians at Their Most Casual? Hop “In Bed...
First Look! Ora TV’s ‘Wayward Nation’ Taps Spirit of Adventure in Search of ‘American Dream’
“These are the roads we travel…” says Ora TV‘s newest pseudo-non-scripted-but-at-times-scripted series “Wayward Nation” in its opening credits, “and the ‘American Dream’ is dead.” So that’s exactly what the series, co-created by Eric Rusch and Mikey McManus, sets out to explore — what is the new “American Dream” and who are the inspirational innovators, dreamers, and entrepreneurs defining it?
Reviewed! Award-Winning ‘My Gimpy Life”s Second...
Reviewed! House of Cards Season Two Speeds Up the...
Reviewed! Amazon’s New ‘Primetime Pilots’ Show Some Promise
In honor of Amazon’s second round of original pilots, the VideoInk team banded together (again!) to review half of shows — the “Primetime Pilots,” or the ones that your kids shouldn’t be watching. Then again, we’re not saying you should be watching all of these, either.
In other words. Hey, Amazon, better! But we’ve still got some work to do.
Reviewed! ‘High Maintenance’ Finds Nuance in the...
Reviewed! ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Stays...
‘Riley Rewind’ Is the Beginning of a Promising Future
Reviewed! Two Impressive, Charming Indie Web Shows
“Professional Friend” borrows a lot from films like “Rushmore” and “Wristcutters” (albeit not as dark as the latter). That’s not to say that this web series is unoriginal. In fact, “Professional Friend” does something that few shows — TV or otherwise — are able to do anymore: surprise. Cont… Read MoreTags: Professional Friend, Reviews, Vimeo, web series, Whatever this is, youtube
‘Whatever this is’: A Better Kind of Web Series
‘Professional Friend’ Is Surprising in the Best...
Reviewed! Two Amazing Sports Web Documentaries Worth Your Time
“City.Ballet.,” to state the obvious, is as much a cautionary tale about ballet as it is a love letter to it. Each episode navigates the scuffed walls of the New York City Ballet with equal parts reverence and apprehension, as it dives into the brutally competitive world of professional dancing. In an e… Read MoreTags: Casualties of the Gridiron, City Ballet, Documentary, GQ, Reviews, Sarah Jessica Parker, web series
‘Casualties of the Gridiron’: A Moving and Effective...
‘City.Ballet.’ Is Gracefully Done
Reviewed! ‘Inferno’ Burns Bright; All the Tech Talk on Earth Can’t Save ‘Betas’
Noir these days is really hard to pull off. One of the oldest genres in the books, the tropes are so easily identifiable, so ingrained into our culture, that any filmmaker aspiring to do something with the form needs to be wary of falling into the trap of unintentional parody. You can have only so many hatted, quiet hero-cops before you realize it’s time to retire a character type that perfected by Humphrey Boga… Read MoreTags: Amazon Originals, Betas, Inferno, Reviews, Vimeo, web series
‘Betas’ Should Have Never Left the Test Phase
‘Inferno’ Sears to Life Beneath Its Cold, Dark Exterior
Reviewed! John Goodman and Teen Musicals Fail to Impress
Comedy pilots are incredibly hard to pull off, more so than any other genre on television. Don’t believe me? Just think about it: How often is it that it’s the comedy pilot that convinces you to watch a television show, and not some other factor like who the show is from, who stars in it, or — in this age of catch-up television — someone who told you to … Read MoreTags: Alpha House, Amazon Instant VIdeo, Awesomeness TV, John Goodman, Reviews, Side Effects, youtube
‘Alpha House’ Has the Pieces in Place, But Falls Flat
‘Side Effects’: A Teen Musical in the Key of...
Reviewed! Hulu Goes Two for Three with Newest Originals
Behind the Mask, Hulu, Mother Up, original series, Reviews, The Wrong Mans
‘Mother Up’: An Underwhelming Narcissistic Journey
‘Behind the Mask’ Uncovers the Humanity Behind...
Make the Right Choice with ‘The Wrong Mans’
‘The Edge’: For Dancers by Dancers
You’re Perfect,’Lyric Lines,’ Never Change
Elliott Wilson’s Interview Series with Myspace is...
‘Destroy the Alpha Gammas’ Commands Attention
‘In the Booth’ Is in the Zone
‘MyMusic’ Season Two Hasn’t Harmonized… Yet
Reviewed! ‘Fail Lab’ Is a Winner
Reviewed! ‘I Am Unstoppable’ Inspires; ‘What Will the Maid Think?’ Cleans Up Nicely
With a web series called “What Will the Maid Think?” featuring an episode titled “There’s a Croc in the Room,” you better believe I was expecting to see a live crocodile attack a very frightened hotel maid — I also believe they like to be called “room service atten… Read MoreTags: I Am Unstoppable, Reviews, The Weather Channel, ulive, Weather Films, What Will the Maid Think?
‘What Will the Maid Think?’ Delivers Squeaky Clean Laughs
‘I Am Unstoppable’: A Web Series Not Meant for the Web
Reviewed! ‘Wainy Days’ Is a Classic; ‘Spellslingers’ Falls Short of Magic
With it essentially being “Comedy Week” at VideoInk, I figured one of our weekly reviews should be of an all-time classic: “Wainy Days,” from writer, comedian, and filmmaker David Wain.
Th… Read MoreTags: David Wain, Felicia Day, Geek and Sundry, My Damn Channel, Reviews, spellslingers, wainy days, youtube
‘Spellslingers’ is Good, But Not Magical
‘Wainy Days’ — A Web Video Classic
Reviewed! ‘Cleaners’ a Bit Messy; Youth Harsh in ‘We Are Young’
Through all six, half-hour (including ads) episodes of Crackle’s new original series, “Cleaners,” I had one repeating thought: There is a good, fun show here, hidden in the messy work of a director and script that often tries to do too much.
‘Cleaners’ Is Fun, When It’s Not Trying Too Hard
‘We Are Young’: Being Young Sucks, Growing Up Sucks
Reviewed! ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’ Is Bloody Fun; Love to Hate ‘Daddy Knows Best’
The history of the “Mortal Kombat” franchise in web video is an interesting one. Who can forget the release of “Mortal Kombat: Rebirth,” an independently produced short film that re-imagined the popular gaming franchise into something much darker, grimier, and honestly, more refreshing? The release of the film, which was di… Read MoreTags: Blip, Kevin Tancharoen, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, My Damn Channel, Reviews, Steve Rannazzisi, Warner Bros., “Daddy Knows Best”
‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy II’: Blood, Guts, and Solid...
‘Daddy Knows Best’ Knows What’s Really Funny
Reviewed! ‘Soccer Academy’ is a Kick; You Won’t Regret ‘The Morning After’
I’m not a fan of soccer. That doesn’t mean I don’t like the sport or actively hate it; soccer just hasn’t ever “done it” for me — even though I am an obsessive fan of hockey, a sport that shares some similarities with the world’s most popular sport.
This makes it difficult for me to watch soccer-based movies. There have been so… Read More