Kristy Puchko Biography

Kristy Puchko is a film critic/movie blogger who has written for Cinema Blend, Next Movie, Jezebel, The Film Stage, and Critical Mob. You can read her movie reviews here, or follow her on Twitter @KristyPuchko

The Many Looks of Johnny Depp

by Kristy Puchko July 22, 2013 @ 11:32 AM
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We get it -- Johnny Depp can put on a bunch of makeup and tease up his hair and suddenly he's an "offbeat" character. For a time, it was part of Depp's eccentric charm. But the way 'The Lone Ranger' performed at the box office, we're starting to think this approach is getting a little stale. After all, he has done it A LOT. (And he'll be doing it again in 'Alice in Wonderland 2.') Let's take a gander at just a few of the looks Johnny Depp has adopted over the years. Is it time for Johnny to retire the wigs and garish makeup?

After 'Pacific Rim,' Here Are Some Other Monster vs. Robot Fights We Want to See

by Kristy Puchko July 12, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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'Pacific Rim' really hit on something. Who doesn't want to see a movie that is essentially monsters vs. robots? Who?? Show us that person, they are lying. The concept is so brilliant we want to see more robots fighting monsters. If movie execs can't come up with any new ideas (which wouldn't be too surprising), here are a few suggestions.

9 Actors Who Almost Starred in Classic Horror Films

by Kristy Puchko June 24, 2013 @ 3:15 PM
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Of course it's hard to imagine anyone other than Jack Nicholson chasing little Danny Torrance through a frozen topiary maze in the 'The Shining,' but that doesn't mean it wasn't almost Robin Williams doing it. Some of your favorite classic horror films came very close to being completely different than the final version.

If 'The Killing' Cast Went on Vacation

by Kristy Puchko June 7, 2013 @ 10:38 PM
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Boy, the folks from 'The Killing' can't have any fun. Everywhere they go there's rain and murder. Not even cheery vacation spots are safe. With the new season of AMC's gritty crime procedural underway, we thought we'd offer a look at what would happen if dour homicide detectives Linden and Holder took their crime-solving schtick on the road. Take a look at some of the sunny locales they'd probably hit below.

George Takei as Every Character in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

by Kristy Puchko May 20, 2013 @ 11:45 AM
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This past weekend J.J. Abrams unleashed the second entry in his rebooted 'Star Trek' franchise, 'Star Trek Into Darkness.' With Kirk, Spock, Uhura and company back in theaters, we've been giddily revisiting all things Enterprise, and we realized there is one thing this reboot demands more of: George Takei. Like swashbuckling Sulu wouldn't have improved things by 100%.
Takei has emerged as a major force in social networking, political activism and general interwebs awesomeness. And we just can't get enough. Just imagine what 'Star Trek Into Darkness' would look like with Takei playing every character. We did. Oh my!

'The Great Gatsby' Plus Cats Equals 'The Great Catsby'

by Kristy Puchko May 10, 2013 @ 12:50 PM
We know what would solve 'The Great Gatsby's' mixed reviews -- replacing the entire cast with cats! Not that we're blaming the acting, we're just saying it would be a movie of cats in tuxedos drinking at parties. Can you even imagine all the shiny objects they would get distracted by? Cat flappers? Cats driving old-timey cars????  If you're having a hard time imagining all this, we made these posters of the 'Gatsby' cast as cats to help you along.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the 'Game of Thrones' Cast

by Kristy Puchko April 15, 2013 @ 9:33 AM | TheFW
With season three of 'Game of Thrones' currently underway, we're once again entranced by Tyrion, Daenerys, Cersei and all the rest. A huge aspect of the hit HBO show's appeal is its excellent cast. The 'Game of Thrones' cast so fully disappear into their characters, it's easy to forget they are a vast group of actors from different backgrounds and disciplines, Let's take a look at a few things you might not have known about the brilliant actors who bring the citizens of Westeros to life.