Topic: Kiernan Shipka

Lifetime’s Flowers In The Attic Was An Even Hotter Mess Than You Thought It Would Be

Lifetime's Flowers In The Attic Was An Even Hotter Mess Than You Thought It Would Be

The costumes looked good. Sorry, I just wanted to get my only positive comment about this movie out of the way right off the bat to save Lifetime the energy of reading my whole review if they decide to borrow a quote for one of their promos. It probably won’t come as a surprise that Flowers in the Attic — or, as it should have been called, WTF: The Movie — was a disaster of incestuous proportions. More »

We Rank 19 Child Actors From Most Talented To Least

We Rank 19 Child Actors From Most Talented To Least

This is a crazy world of ours, and I feel like people are getting famous younger and younger. Some of them because they’re talented, but some just…because. They’re all extremely lucky and hard-working, but let’s not labor under the assumption that all child stars are created equal. I was never one myself, but that doesn’t mean I’m not capable of gazing upon their working and making judgements on it. More »

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: The Final Verdict

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: The Final Verdict

Wow, what a show. This definitely wasn’t my favorite season of Mad Men, but last night’s season 6 finale was pretty fantastic. It had me tearing up more than once and not really knowing why, and more than anything it made me think. A LOT. Which is nothing new for that show, it’s just that this week’s episode got me thinking a particularly large amount. Part of that thinking involved putting together my final sympathy rankings of the season. More »

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: The Curious Case Of Bob Benson

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: The Curious Case Of Bob Benson

What an episode! Last night’s Mad Men on AMC had compelling storylines and complex character development coming at us from every angle, and I loved it. Of course the thing everyone’s talking about this morning is the fact that Bob Benson’s identity has finally been explained. Well, sort of. He’s still a bit of a mystery, but he’s a less mysterious mystery, so thanks for that, Mad Men! More »

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: Poor Sally Draper

Mad Men Sympathy Rankings: Poor Sally Draper

I’ve been waiting all season for a good Sally Draper episode of Mad Men. I finally got it last night, but as usual things weren’t looking up for poor Sally. This girl just cannot catch a break, can she? How many things will she witness before 1970? I went into this episode looking for death clues left and right, but I forgot all about those conspiracy theories during the second half hour. More »

Last Night’s Mad Men Showed All Of Sally Draper’s Terrifying Options For How To Be A Woman

Last Night's Mad Men Showed All Of Sally Draper's Terrifying Options For How To Be A Woman

For those who found last week’s tripartite LSD episode gimmicky, this week’s Mad Men represented a return to the show’s standard format in the form of linear plot development, 1960s gender politics, and some good, old fashioned sexual angst. As an added bonus, some of said angst was Freudian! (I’m looking at you, Professor Asshole.) As usual, the theme of generational shift also played a big part. More »