Posts by Bryce Van Kooten

Bryce Van Kooten

About The Author

Bryce Van Kooten was born and raised in rural Washington State, and soon realized that there was more to life than baseball, football and chuckin’ cow pies. He soon made his way from the rain, down to sunny California, onto a collegiate lacrosse team and then over the hill to the home of legendary rodent: Mickey Mouse. Bryce loves movies. Bryce writes movies. He also edits graphic novels for the Big D. I told you, this guy’s a legend. And there, tucked away in the hills of Glendale, CA, you might spot him, occasionally, if he feels lucky, running shirtless.
Read More »

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Premiere: The North Remembers

After a long wait, Game of Thrones is back. Bryce Van Kooten takes a look at the impending clash of kings.

Read More »

Game of Thrones: The Pointy End

Turmoil has hit King's Landing and war has begun in Game of Thrones. Bryce Van Kooten makes sense of it all.

Read More »

Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die

Bryce Van Kooten looks at a properly titled episode of Game of Thrones which shows that honor dignity and are a thing of the past in the seven kingdoms.

Read More »

Game of Thrones: Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

More mystery and more intrigue on the latest Game of Thrones episode. Bryce Van Kooten has a review.

Read More »

Game of Thrones: Two for Two

After an enthralling first episode, Game of Thrones maintained its torrid pace by offering an equally compelling second episode. Bryce Van Kooten reviews the episode and says its one of the most enjoyable and intricate shows on television.

Read More »

Van Kooten: What will and should Win Oscars

Bryce Van Kooten has seen most of the movies that matter this year, and he has his picks for what will be nominated, what should be nominated, what will win, and what should win Oscars. He also looks at the most disappointing films of 2010.

Read More »

‘The Fighter’ review

Despite an Oscar-caliber performance from Christian Bale, "The Fighter" is a cluttered mess, says Bryce Van Kooten.

Read More »

Van Kooten: ‘The Social Network’ is Year’s Best

Bryce Van Kooten went to a screening of David Fincher's "The Social Network" and can't stop raving about it. The movie has a stellar cast with Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, and Rooney Mara all shining. But it's Aaron Sorkin's script that makes the film great.

Read More »

Wall Street Dud

Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is a major disappointment, says Bryce Van Kooten.

Read More »

A New Kind of Documentary

"Catfish" is a truly unique documentary that should be nominated for an Oscar, says Bryce Van Kooten.

Read More »

Breaking Three?

Can Bryan Cranston win a third straight Emmy for Actor in a Drama? Bryce Van Kooten sees a Friday night upset in our "Road to the Emmys" series.

Read More »

Van Kooten’s Emmy Faction and Fiction

The Emmy nominees have been announced, and Glee, Mad Men, and Modern Family are among the most recognized shows. Bryce Van Kooten has a complete analysis of the selections and offers a "Fact and "Fiction" for each category. He's particularly high on Ty Burrell.

Read More »

Will the ’30 Rock’ Streak Stop at Three?

For the past three years, "30 Rock" has won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, deservedly so says Bryce Van Kooten. But there is a perception that the show slipped this season, and that could open the door for a show like "Modern Family" or "Glee" to claim the top spot among comedy series.

Read More »

Time for a Three-Peat?

Flying under the radar, Bryan Cranston is going for his third straight Best Actor Emmy. Bryce Van Kooten explains why you should be watching "Breaking Bad".

Read More »

Best Actor of the 1990s

Big names won Best Actor Oscars in the 1990s, but Anthony Hopkins was the easy pick for our voters. Bryce Kooten takes a closer look.

Read More »