Bill Watters


Everyone’s a Critic: How do Ratings and Reviews Work?

I’ve been often asked about what my review rating scores mean. What’s a 6 vs a 7? Is a 5 a recommend thing or not? Why are critics so negative all the time? I wanted to take some time this holiday weekend to come up with some of my own answers to the questions. One […]

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[#WonderCon] Everyone’s a Critic: Journalism in the Online Age

It seems like you can’t swing a genre review without hitting at least four different new media (read digital) journalism outlets in recent years. This isn’t really a negative, with so many prolific writers popping up in places like io9, Bleeding Cool, and The Nerdist, there’s plenty of room in the waters of the internet […]

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Game Night Review: When Host a Murder Runs Off the Rails, in a Really Funny Way

Game Night finally breaks Jason Bateman’s losing streak of horrible low-brow comedies. After such dumpster fires as Office Christmas Party, The Longest Week, Mansome, and Identity Thief, we finally get a fun comedy that doesn’t spend it’s entire length trying to come up with ever more tasteless jokes.  The jokes read like the sort of […]

Bill Watters Joins The Bleeding Cool Team As The Old White Guy

Finally, I get to write up something to the Bleeding Cool audience directly. My name is Bill Watters, and I’ve actually been contributing to BC over the last few years, but it was just a few weeks ago that Mark reached out and invited me to pick a red pill or a blue pill. I did […]

AMC Shifts Gears From Zombies To The American Revolution In Turn

By Bill Watters With the end of the year’s episodes of Walking Dead, AMC’s is bringing us Turn (Sundays at 9pm/8pm central), a new spy drama set during the early years of the Revolutionary War. Having an affinity for historically based shows I’m always thrilled when one comes along. Unfortunately (or not, depending on your […]