Every now and then, a series comes along that defies and ignores its competition.
Though drawing too many parallels to the Dark Knight, the format gradually pays off, as it allows the series to avoid the awful camp and soap opera of the CW's previous superhero show, "Smallville."
"It is shocking to me that one could be seriously interested in black metal and not be deeply committed to radical ecology," says Wolves in the Throne Room's Aaron Weaver.
Today, new and aggressive underground genres are re-connecting with environmental activism, and metal - and its most abrasive subgenres - is no exception.
"Revolution" is the latest network TV version of this familiar post-apocalypse scenario: A ragtag band must struggle for survival after a global catastrophe.
"It's quite easy to move beyond prejudice if you invite people into looking within themselves."
Despite the current influx of "all form and no content" movies, it seems that, once or twice a year, a cerebral sci-fi film comes along, bursting with originality and innovation. This year brought us "Looper."
Two new and totally different films about Palestinian refugee camps premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
It isn't often you see films from North Korea demonized in Western media and relegated to obscurity.