Jenna Busch

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The thing about Spider-Man

The thing about Spider-Man is that he’s us. He’s any of us. I watched the new trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” this morning and it’s more obvious in this version of the Marvel superhero than it’s been in any of the versions I’ve seen out there. Peter...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:59am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: On the Disney Princesses Avengers movie

There is allegedly a spec script floating around Hollywood called “Princesses,” which has fairy tale princesses teaming up a la the Avengers. It immediately piqued my interest, in both positive and negative ways. I’ll just go with the negative first, since there is far less of that.I was a Disney...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 4:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Thank god 'Doctor Who' is back

Gosh, I’ve missed “Doctor Who”! I’ve missed it in the way I miss having a “Star Trek” series on TV. (Please get “Star Trek: Discovery” ready to go!) I know “Doctor Who” hasn’t been off for that long in the grand scheme of things, but it’s far longer than I would've liked. BBC America just released...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Why an 'Overboard' remake won't work now

This week, the news broke about an “Overboard” remake. If you don’t recall the 1987 film, it starred Goldie Hawn as Joanna Stayton, a spoiled heiress. She and her husband Grant (Edward Herrmann) were having work done on their yacht by carpenter Dean Proffitt (Kurt Russell).Of course, she was...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 10:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Xbox Game Pass may be a game-changer

In case you need a break from the endless Oscar news and the Amazon outage, I’m here to distract you. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new subscription service for Xbox called Xbox Game Pass. For $9.99 a month, gamers can download over 100 Xbox games and backwards-compatible titles, with discounts...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 9:56am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Let's all binge-watch 'Supernatural'

I’ve been binge-watching “Supernatural” for a project. I used to watch it live, years ago, but sort of fell off of the “Supernatural” train. It’s been lovely to rediscover what I’d missed out on. Though I’m not able to get to this weekend's “Supernatural” convention, at the very least I wanted to...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Do we really need 22 episodes of a TV show?

At a “Supergirl” after-show I was hosting this week, we found ourselves asking this question: Do we really need 22 episodes in an era of cable/streaming shows that only have 10?For years, our favorite shows have had a lot of episodes. Sometimes, we even got 24. From sitcoms to dramas, we spent what...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:00am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'The Handmaid's Tale' is terrifyingly relevant

When I was in college, I read Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” If you haven’t heard of it, you’ve surely seen the posters and the Super Bowl trailer for the Hulu series starring Elisabeth Moss of "Mad Men." If you’re not familiar with the story, it’s set in a dystopian future where...

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 8:49pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: We need a little 'Star Trek' right now

It’s been a rough week. Though it’s my job to talk about Hollywood, politics are bleeding into it. I think that’s true for everyone these days. I’m sure you’ve read a zillion articles about what’s happening in our country and I hope you’re fighting, too. I hope you’re making calls to your elected...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:31am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: How Supergirl can inspire us

The other night I started doing an aftershow for “Supergirl.” Obviously I love that we have a TV show with a female superhero lead (I love you, too, “Jessica Jones”). The cast is charming, it’s funny and full of pop culture references. I could say that about many shows, but I think the thing that...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:57am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: The most annoyingly unrealistic parts of TV

I’m taking a break from the heavy stuff this week; I think we’re all going to have plenty of very dark articles to read.So let's talk about TV. I’ve been marathoning a lot of television for work. I love TV — however, the sheer volume of my watching lately has made me notice a lot of things...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:02pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Speak up, just like Meryl Streep

A lot has been written about Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech. She called out Donald Trump on a lot of things, though she never mentioned him by name. She chastised him for mocking a disabled reporter, something he keeps denying despite the evidence. (Really, it’s like he thinks these things...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 8:45am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: What to look forward to in 2017

We’ve finally rid ourselves of the year from hell, but what’s on the horizon? I’m not even going to begin to speculate on the politics. You can just check your Facebook feed if you feel the need for that. Actually, maybe don’t do that. Here’s what I’m looking forward to on the entertainment side...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 10:06am

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Looking back on 2016

It's been a challenging year to say the least. OK, fine — it totally sucked. Big time. I don’t know about you, but I’m holding my breath until it’s over.It’s certainly been a wild year for entertainment. Let’s take a look at some of the big moments of 2016:Celebrity deathsIf there is anyone left, I...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 9:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Viola Davis' great #SeeHer speech

Last Sunday night, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (I’m a member of both) held the Critics’ Choice Awards. This year, we had an award that brought me to tears: the first-ever #SeeHer award. It’s the result of a campaign started by the...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 5:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: How to make a decent movie trailer

I spent this morning watching trailers for a zillion movies and TV shows. I did it because a certain transforming robot movie trailer intrigued me. I’ve been pretty public about my dislike for the “Transformers” films. Please don’t get mad. If you love them — and clearly a whole heck of a lot of...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:10pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Take a break with the 'Beauty and the Beast' trailer

I couldn’t write about politics today. Heck, I can barely stand looking at my Facebook feed anymore. I made that mistake earlier this week and I’m still reeling from having to unfriend 37 people. Don't misunderstand - it wasn’t for their differing opinions, but for straight up hate-mongering. The...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: I cannot believe Trump happened

When I woke up Tuesday morning, I thought I’d be writing a very different article. I watched the polls almost obsessively. I spent time in a voting line with parents proud to bring their children to vote for the first “girl president.”Forget politics. I’ve never been terrified for myself and my...

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 9:05pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: Don't be the type who says 'I won't vote'

It's a week before the election, and I’m desperately hoping this is the last article I have to write about it. As a country, we’ve suffered so much over the last 18 months that the American Psychological Association had to put out election stress tips to help us cope. At this point many of my...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 2:30pm

Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Westworld' is your new great show

I get hooked on a lot of TV shows, but some are different. You know how “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” hooked you right away and made you desperately wish it was Sunday night, even if that meant you were heading back to work in a few hours? Well, I’ve been hooked by another one: I am now...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 2:30pm