Regardless of what our dueling critics say, the Joss Whedon-directed 'Avengers' was in the top two best movies of the summer (if it wasn't for 'The Dark Knight Rises,' we could definitively call it the best). Now, as if over night, being a geek is suddenly "cool" and tons of non-comic-book-reading fans are pretending that they were hip to the subculture before everyone else.
Well, Whedon practically began the geek fad way before it actually became mainstream. Take 'Buffy' and 'Angel' as examples. These shows had amassed huge cult followings at the time of their airing, and Whedon paid homage to his earlier works in 'The Avengers.' See if you can spot it...
Ordinarily, we'd be wary of the notion that a high-profile pilot continues adding notable and recognizable genre actors to its ranks, but since great art often comes out of the ashes of failure, Frank Darabont's 'L.A. Noir' is on track to be one of the more anticipated debuts of the year. And now the series has added another talent actor to its ranks.