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October 30 2014

Rotten Tomatoes declares Firefly "Certified Fresh". The popular site has finally gathered up critical responses to the series. More...

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...

March 11 2013

Joss Whedon's Shakespearean road trip for 'Much Ado'. The L.A. Times covers Bus Ado: "Number two was not permitted." We also have SXSW screening reports and reviews from The Huffington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Flavorwire.com: "Alexis Denisof is a smashing Benedick; he lets the words drip off his tongue like bile, and pulls off his many soliloquies merely by seeming like the kind of guy who loves nothing more than the sound of his own voice", ComingSoon.net: "the real joy of this version are the little guys [...] they all take advantage of delightful small moments to fill Shakespeare's words and Whedon's film with soul", Geeksofdoom.com: "Acker exudes such charm and grace, it's impossible not to fall in love with her", FilmSchoolRejects.com: "a whimsical, enchanting and laugh aloud adaptation", BadAssDigest.com: More...

April 20 2012

(SPOILER) Trade magazines give The Avengers rave reviews. The reviews are full of spoilers, so non-spoiler versions: Hollywood Reporter say "(joss) pulls off a stunning feat in bringing balance to this superhuman circus, engineered to charm the geek core and non-fans alike." Variety say: "...it's a clean-burning, six-cylinder entertainment that exudes discipline in every particular, from the script's balance of sincerity and self-effacing humor to the well-integrated visual effects to the keen sense of proportion that governs the ensemble. Whenever the possibility of boredom or excess rears its head, Whedon finds an elegant solution." Empire Magazine say: "A joyous blend of heroism and humour that raises the stakes even as it maintains a firm grip on what makes the individual heroes tick. "

April 09 2012

The Cabin In The Woods is "fresh", has 94% positive reviews from 31 sources. So say Rotten Tomatoes. That currently places it in their top 50 reviewed horror movies of all time.

January 11 2012

Maven of the Eventide reviews the Buffy Movie. Blip TV's first ever vampire review show takes on the Buffy movie. More...

November 29 2010

Mark Watches Firefly. Mark, of 'Mark Reads Harry Potter' and 'Mark Reads Twilight' fame posted his first review of Firefly today. Please note, he is watching an episode a day and would not like to be spoiled.

September 04 2009

(SPOILER) AICN's Hercules has seen the season premiere of Dollhouse. "Titled "Vows," the episode is superb: funny, suspenseful, sexy and willing to kick around more than a few Very Big Ideas." More...

May 04 2009

Dollhouse: New and Improved. TIME's James Poniewozik talks about "Briar Rose" and how he now hopes for another season. More...

April 17 2009

"Dollhouse: Why You Should Be Watching". The Celebrity Cafe writes, "Joss Whedon's latest brainchild is sure to catch nearly anyone's interest." More...

April 03 2009

(SPOILER) IGN reviews the Dollhouse episode "Needs". Giving it an 8.4 and saying "this is a very compelling episode – one I liked even more than "Man on the Street", thanks to the stronger characterizations".

February 13 2009

(SPOILER) Discuss the reviews for Dollhouse. Reviews for Joss' new show are starting to pour in. So rather than overwhelm the front page with them, we ask that links to reviews would be posted in the comments section of this thread for the time being. More...

December 18 2008

Pajiba review the Dr. Horrible soundtrack. Brilliancy should always be remembered over & over over...

August 21 2007

Another Serenity Collector's Edition review. That one from Pop Syndicate. But wait, there's more! Digitally Obsessed and DVD in My Pants (yes, really) offer up reviews as well. More...

July 07 2007

Review of Runaways #27 from ComiXtreme. Reviewer Scott A. Williams loved the latest issue, and so did I. More...

January 22 2006

Mikejer's Buffy Series Review Project. One man's mission to review every single episode of the series individually. Series 3 has just been wrapped up with reviews of Graduation Day parts 1 and 2. More...

January 15 2006

All Movie Guide Loves 'Serenity' 4 and 1/2 Stars-worth. Features a really well-written plot synopsis and highly complimentary review, with the option for readers to add their own ratings. More...

November 28 2005

TIME Magazine DVD reviews, including the Buffy CHOSEN collection. "The finest episodes come in the more mature later seasons--especially the Sondheimesque musical "Once More, with Feeling" in Season 6."

November 03 2005

(SPOILER) Mars Hill - A Church Review of Serenity. Pastor James gives a brief teaser into Serenity. Orson Scott Card has said, "I'm not going to say it's the best science fiction movie, ever. Oh, wait. Yes I am." More...

October 27 2005

Serenity In NY Times Readers' Faves Section. Serenity is listed among movies NYT readers gave four or more stars.
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October 11 2005

(SPOILER) A positive and insightful review of Serenity at Video Sewer Sci Fi. "Serenity is a movie puzzle that fits together with deceptive ease. But above the machinations of a topical plot that puts to shame most Hollywood screenwriting, Serenity works so well because the archetypical characters and situations are sketched with a loving hand; armed with highly naturalistic dialog and placed in settings that are totally relatable to today’s culture."

October 08 2005

Joss Whedon reviews Veronica Mars on DVD for Entertainment Weekly. "Last year, Veronica Mars' best friend was murdered. Some months later, she was drugged at a party and raped in her sleep. Welcome to the funniest and most romantic show on TV..."

October 06 2005

Whedon fans don't scare Chronicle critic anymore. The critic who posted the earlier blog about Scary Whedon Fans has retracted his statement based on a slew of positive emails. More...

October 04 2005

(SPOILER) WHYY's Patrick Stoner reviews Serenity. (Real Audio) This is the first NPR review I've come across, so I thought it needed to be posted. More...

October 01 2005

Look who's "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read" now. And that makes the 5th installment of our review dump threads. Please post all links to online newspaper/blog/magazine reviews in this thread. More...

September 30 2005

(SPOILER) Have you found Serenity? Post your thoughts about the film, at Whedonesque.org. More...
Son of "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read". Part 4 (blimey it's now a franchise in its own right) of Whedonesque's coverage of all the Serenity reviews out there. So all links to online newspaper/blog/magazine reviews will be posted in this thread. More...
Revenge of "All The Serenity Reviews You Will Ever Need To Read". Part three (already?) of Whedonesque's coverage of the Serenity reviews. So links to reviews are to be posted in this thread. And seeing as it's now the 30th, Serenity opens today in the United States. Best wishes to everyone involved in the making of the movie. More...

September 29 2005

Return of 'All the Serenity reviews you will ever need to read'. Part deux of Whedonesque's coverage of the massive amount of Serenity reviews that are going around at the moment. All links to online newspaper/magazine/blog reviews of Serenity are to be posted in the comments section of this thread. More...
All the Serenity reviews you will ever need to read. For the time being, all links to online newspaper/magazine reviews of Serenity are to be posted in the comments section of this thread. More...

September 28 2005

(SPOILER) The Onion Reviews Serenity. Yet another very positive review from a respected critic. More...

August 24 2005

(SPOILER) IOFilm Reviews Serenity. Two reviews, one negative (main link) and one positive. Another somewhat negative review (spoilers for that as well) over at Screen Daily. More...

July 05 2005

Thor at Chud.com reviews Serenity #1. And he likes it quite well.

July 04 2005

Spoiler Free Review of Serenity in This Month's SFX. Also talks about Joss' introduction to the film and the audience reaction. And though the review says spoiler free, there is some, but not huge ones (link to magazine's website).

June 23 2005

Review of "The Inside" by "Weekly Standard" editor Jonathan V. Last. More...

June 10 2005

(SPOILER) Negative review of Serenity. This guy seems predestined to hate it before it even started. Some minor spoilers about the plot.

May 29 2005

(SPOILER) Serenity: You can't stop the signal. "This is an unfinished, rough cut of the little show that couldn't." More...

December 27 2004

(SPOILER) Astonishing X-Men #7 reviews. Four critics weigh in on "Dangerous: Part One", giving it an average rating of 8.5/10.

December 15 2004

(SPOILER) Reports on the first look at Serenity. Interested in knowing a bit more about what happens in the movie? Then this is the spoiler thread for you. More...

March 19 2004

(SPOILER) 'Wonderfalls' could use more slacker spirit. This review has a bit more info on upcoming episodes than I have not seen in others articles...so it's more for the spoilers. More...

December 22 2003

Firefly - The Complete Series, Magnum Opus or Misfire? "Firefly" might have become Joss Whedon's magnum opus. We'll never know for sure, because FOX Television screwed with it from the beginning. Now, with all fifteen episodes available on DVD, in the correct order, we can catch a glimmer of what might have been." More...

November 02 2003

Peter David's Belated Review of 5ADH05 'Life of the Party.' "Here's a thought: Get some clients who AREN'T evil. There has to be SOMEone in Los Angeles who isn't evil. Then again, maybe not."

May 21 2003

Daniel Erenberg Reviews 'Chosen'. "'Chosen' is the last episode and, perhaps, the best...it was the perfect note to go out on." Spoiler only for those who haven't seen the finale.

May 08 2003

Scoopme reviews Angel finale...

February 12 2003

Review of 'First Date' at ScoopMe!. Did this episode answer all your questions?

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