A Bomb in the Lasagna: “Doctor Strange” is Far Out, Man

Even for a studio that made huge box office returns out of space raccoons and Ant-Man, Doctor Strange feels like a bit of a gamble. The adventures of the good doctor have always been among some of Marvel’s most esoteric, and the free-form psychedelic odysseys packed to the rafters with pseudo-Lovecraftian names make them hard material to…

Rooster Recap: ‘Hannibal’ 2.5: “Mukozuke”

Season 2 continues to be excellent. This episode sees Will almost crossing a line, and Hannibal coming even closer to an undignified end. Things are moving quickly now. We’ve still got eight episodes left in the season. We all know what’s going to happen eventually, but it’s getting harder to tell when it will. And…

Rooster Recap: ‘Hannibal’ 2.4: “Takiawase”

Well, shit. Stuff happens in this episode. Big stuff. Character stuff that’s almost indistinguishable from plot stuff. So much stuff. Le quois? Takiawase (n):vegetables served with meat, fish, or tofu; the ingredients are simmered separately. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiseki) If you’re super jazzed about reading this recap, but can’t quite remember episode three, this pretty much sums it up: WARNING:…

Rooster Recap: ‘Hannibal’ 2.3: “Hassun”

Though it doesn’t quite reach the heights of “Sakizuki,” Hannibal’s latest episode keeps the gears turning and the gore coming. “Hassun” is a great reminder of why we’ll all be so bummed out when this show inevitably gets cancelled far before its time. Le quois? Hassun (n): the second course, which sets the seasonal theme.…