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Broad City: Season 3

Tue, 23 May 2017 04:56:53 PDT

Highly Recommended

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Yas, Queen. Stoners Abbi and Ilana are back at it in season 3 of the New York-set Broad City. As in the offbeat sitcom's earlier seasons, this batch of 10 episodes maintains a slacker-Seinfeld vibe of busy aimlessness while intermittently forcing its characters to confront their own selfish failings and grow up a little.

Creators and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer don't majorly shake up the "smoke weed and act self-absorbed" formula that has been such a winner up until this point. As ever, their characters' bulletproof friendship anchors a show that otherwise takes off in all directions in se...Read the entire review




Inside Amy Schumer: Season Four

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:59:13 PDT

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The likely end of another Comedy Central sketch success

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Sketch comedy
Likes: Amy Schumer, dark comedy
Dislikes: Gender politics
Hates: The twisted interpersonal relationships between women, short-run series

The Story So Far...
Before Amy Schumer became a household name thanks to her film Trainwreck, an assortment of advertising campaigns and her friendship with Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer was a raunchy stand-up comic and the star of Inside Amy Schumer, a brilliant sketch comedy series on Comedy Central that took aim at a variety of social issues, particularly those that women face. But as with many of the network's big sketch hits, when bigger...Read the entire review




Bikes vs. Cars

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:36:14 PDT

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.or A Tale of Five Cities: Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Copenhagen, Toronto and Bogota are the main focus of Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten's cross-continental look at the ever-present problems of humans' desire to get from Point A to Point B as easily and quickly as possible. Having spent the entire 1980s in the city of Davis, CA which is regarded as at least one of the world's bicycle capitals (another city claims that honor here) I've had drilled into my head for a long time the idea that cars are costly, consume too much energy and cause pollution while bicycles consume no energy at all and keep frequent riders in top physical shape. With that in mind you'd think bikes would be the preferable way to travel, but when you're lazy it seems so easy to just get in your ca...Read the entire review




Hawaii Five-O: The Complete Series

Thu, 11 May 2017 04:13:40 PDT

Highly Recommended

(image) I've never been to Hawaii, alas, but if I ever did I kind of wish that, somehow, it would resemble the Hawaii of Hawaii Five-O, the 1968-1980 cop series starring Jack Lord. At the time of its cancellation it had been the longest-running police procedural show in TV history. It was innovative, unique, and at its best enormous fun. It had production values and a style that resembled big budget movies of the period, while Lord and his supporting cast, the initial line-up especially, not to mention catch phrases like "Book em, Danno" and those amazing opening titles (music by Morton Stevens and designed by Iranian-born Reza Radiyi), still the best credits sequence of any show before or since, made the series unforgettable. Audiences only familiar with the present day Hawaii Five-0 (zero instead of an "O") are really missing out.

CBS-Paramount released the original Five-O's entire r...Read the entire review




Lake Eerie

Wed, 10 May 2017 14:47:49 PDT

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Director: Chris Majors
Starring: Meredith Majors, Betsy Baker, Anne Leigh Cooper
Year: 2016

You may think you've seen painful acting before, but you have yet to meet Lake Eerie, a film that is as bizarre, awful, and unimaginative as its title. I'm not sure if my words can prepare you for such a film failure, an amateur attempt at something, I don't know what, that could not possibility have resulted in what the filmmakers were aiming for. Because, if this is the movie that they were trying to make, someone needs to take away their cameras and put them under lock and key. I can only imagine that "haunted house story with Egyptian magic thrown in for good measure" sounded like a great idea, a script was written, and a f...Read the entire review




The Migrants

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:39:31 PDT

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Director: Tom Gries
Starring: Ron Howard, Cloris Leachman, Sissy Spacek
Year: 1974

The Migrants is a film that has almost completed its slide away from our memories, becoming something of the past that very few remember and even the internet can't firmly hold captive in time. Made for television in 1974, this movie is an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams story, living in that on-stage feeling that Williams perfected, but also bringing a Steinbeck air to the screen with its focus on the traveling worker and his family's plight. Not much remains of The Migrants except a barely-seen IMDb page, perhaps one or two images on an internet search, and apparently a DVD release more than 40 years after its production. St...Read the entire review




Just About Famous

Tue, 09 May 2017 04:39:31 PDT

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Playing pretend for a living

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Documentaries
Likes: a good tribute show
Dislikes: Delusional people
Hates: Bad impersonators

The Movie
Confessions of a Superhero is a fantastic documentary about the people who dress up like caped crusaders in Hollywood in search of fame or money, exploring their lives and all the questions you'd have about those folks. There are moments where Just About Famous approaches those topics, but it's mainly satisfied with keeping its distance from the celebrity impersonators it profiles and acting as a tourist in their world, focusing on the Sunburst Convention, an annual gathering of "tribute artists" in Orlando.

The ...Read the entire review




The Mysterious Airman

Tue, 02 May 2017 17:14:12 PDT

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Movie serials were a staple of movie matinees in the 30's and 40's,but they were incredibly popular in the silent era too.Unfortunately, there are few chapterplays from the 1910's and 20'sthat still exist in complete form. That's why it's so exciting thatSprocket Vault has unearthed, restored, and released a complete 10chapter serial from 1928: The Mysterious Airman. Not only isthe film of interest to historians however, but it's a funcliffhanger in its own right. The tinted picture looks amazing too,especially for a film this old that was presumed lost for decades.

Jack Baker (Walter Miller) is the owner of an aviation company andengaged to one of his pilots, Shirley Joyce (Eugenia Gilbert).Joyce's father has invented a new device, the Joyce Aerometer, whichmakes flying safe in all sorts of weather and even at night. He'sleased the gadget only to Baker and won't...Read the entire review




The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series Volumes 7-12

Tue, 02 May 2017 06:59:31 PDT

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The TonightShow StarringJohnny Carson was a long-running NBCtelevision talk show and variety program which airedfor 30 seasons from 1962-1992. The series was beloved, in part, becauseof itslegendary host. Carson is highly regarded as one of the best televisionhostsin history.

Johnny Carson hasoften been hailed as the father of modern late night television withhis use ofstand-up comedy and a format of television variety programming whichhas beenused in large part since. Though late night television has certainlyhad someupdates or tweaks over time, Carson's method of a comedy openingmonologue andintervie...Read the entire review




Hee Haw: The Collector's Edition

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 06:00:43 PDT

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Hee Hawbeganas a variety entertainment series on the CBS network in 1969.  Though the series received impressivetelevision ratings, CBS decided to cancel many programs at thetime-period thatreflected country programming and Hee Hawgot the axe. However, the series continued in syndication and went onto becomeone of the longest running syndicated series in history with 21additionalseasons.

There's no plot: theseries revolves solely around entertaining the audience. Hosts BuckOwens andRoy Clark lead an ensemble group of performers each week in a series ofsketchesand musical pe...Read the entire review




Death Valley Days Complete First Season

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:20:32 PDT

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The earliest television Westerns, shows from the late 1940s and early 50s, mostly were adaptations of successful, long-running theatrical B-Westerns, series starring William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Gene Autry, etc. Although many of these shows originated as B-Westerns for general audiences or even specifically adults, by the time television was rolling out their audience consisted primarily of children who adored such shows.

In past reviews I've extolled the virtues of TV's earliest adult Westerns, particularly Gunsmoke (premiering in 1955) and Have Gun - Will Travel (1957), but one series predates those, a semi-adult transitional TV Western called Death Valley Days. An anthology series, it was syndicated rather than a primetime network series, but enjoyed an unusually long and successful run. It premiered in 1952 and ran a staggering 18 seasons, thr...Read the entire review




We Don't Belong Here

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 07:20:32 PDT

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Director: Peer Pedersen
Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Catherine Keener, Annie Starke
Year: 2017

Anton Yelchin's final role comes in We Don't Belong Here, a film that doesn't feature him enough. Obviously I don't mean they should have known that this would be the end of an exciting career and so given him more screen time; his death was an unimaginable tragedy that caught every film fan with a sucker punch. He should simply have been given more to do in this movie, as he was by far the best thing about it. Director Peer Pedersen also wrote the script, and has no experience in either department, that amateur status becoming all too clear all too soon. He was unable to create a film that audiences would want to watch, he und...Read the entire review




Youth in Oregon

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:36:50 PDT

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I really didn't intentionally make Frank Langella a common thread in two of my last three standard definition DVD reviews. But the case handler in The Americans finds himself the unwanted center of attention in Youth in Oregon, a comedy-drama that is copious amounts of one genre and perhaps not enough of the other.

Written by Andrew Eisen and directed by Joel David Moore (Spiral), Langella plays Raymond, an 80-year old patriarch who lives with his daughter Kate (Christina Applegate, Bad Moms) and her family, along with his wife Estelle (Mary Kay Place, Sweet Home Alabama). He makes the decisio...Read the entire review




Night Has Settled

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:34:45 PDT

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The subject of "troubled youth" in Night Has Settled interested me, as most of my teenage years were rather boring and I now think of both the good and bad points of not having been more adventurous then. A review quoted on the DVD's back cover compares it to the films of Larry Clark (best known for 1995's controversial Kids), which is a somewhat fair comparison though this film from Steve Clark (no relation) doesn't seem intended to shock audiences as much.

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Our main character is 13 year old Oliver (Spencer List), who first appears innocent and childlike. He lives in a rather nice New York apartment with his free-spirited mother Luna (Pilar Lopez de Ayala) and older sister Adriana (Courtney Baxter), al...Read the entire review




Vitaphone Varieties Volume Three

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:25:42 PDT

Highly Recommended

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After a long wait, Warner Brothers, through their direct-to-consumerprogram The Warner Archives, have released the third volume of VitaphoneVarieties. It's been over four years since the second volumewas released, and it's great that they are continuing thecollection. This single disc (the previous installments weremulti-disc collections) contains 16 rare shorts with appearances byperformers who are great, not so great, and just weird. It's a funand entertaining collection that's sure to amuse.

Most of these one-reel shorts feature performers that were recruitedfrom the vaudeville circuits. (One performer didn't even bother tochange the patter in his act, and discusses how everyone came out tosee a vaudeville show.) At the time these were surely just a quick...Read the entire review




The Bureau: Season 1

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:23:28 PDT

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(image) Following the introduction of James Bond to movies in the 1960s, the spy genre has slowly polarized itself into two camps: the over-the-top thrill ride with the gadgets and the dashing hero, and the gritty, realistic approach with an eye for detail (Bond never got too close to the latter, but the current run of Daniel Craig movies are certainly attempting to have their cake and eat it too). To this pile, we can now add "The Bureau", a decent French spy series that never exactly catches fire but delivers some well-orchestrated thrills.

The series is comprised of three central threads. The primary storyline is about agent Guillaume Debailly (Mathieu Kassovitz), codenamed Malotru, who has just returned from a six-year undercover information gathering mission in Damascus. His mission seems to have gone smoothly, but his cover included a major wrinkle: within his alias, Paul Lefebvre, he fell for a woman ...Read the entire review




Mifune: The Last Samurai

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:31:51 PDT

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As perhaps the most globally recognized Japanese film star of all time, the legendary Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) was featured in nearly 200 films during a career that spanned almost 50 years. Largely remembered for his collaborations with director Akira Kurosawa between 1948 and 1965---which include such classics as Rashomon, Read the entire review




Circle

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:03:31 PDT

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Sci-fi, ethics, psychology, disappointment...this one's got it all

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Smart sci-fi, psychological film
Likes: Bottle episodes, indie films
Dislikes: Obvious button-pushing
Hates: Disappointing endings

The Movie
All due respect to the people involved in making Circle, but I hate this movie. That's not a judgement on the technical effort, which is solid. It has nothing to do with the performances, which are uniformly good. And it's not a problem with the story. The reason I came away from this film with a negative opinion about Circle is solely the ending, which has to be one of the most disappointing finales I can remember. After discussing the movie...Read the entire review




Archer: Season 7

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:14:16 PDT

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Season Six of the animated show Archer found the characters and show in what has been termed an unreboot' of sorts, bringing Sterling Archer back into more of his spy realm for longtime fans and admirers of the show. Creator Adam Reed has felt the urge to tear down arcs and some mythologies of the show and built them back up in other environments. Consider it akin to Louis C.K. and his redoing his standup material every so often, keeping him lean and hungry. That's perhaps what Reed's going for.

Season Seven isn't the Miami Vice backdrop of Season Five, but it does put the characters into a new setting without completely letting go of past associations with their spy agency or in the case of Season Six, the CIA. Archer (H. Jon Benjamin, Read the entire review




Baby, Baby, Baby

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:35:15 PDT

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Director: Brian Klugman
Starring: Brian Klugman, Adrianne Palicki
Year: 2015

Perhaps his family is owed a few favors, because that's the only way I can understand how Brian Klugman gets so many celebrities to pop up in his indie films. He is the nephew of the late Jack Klugman (Odd Couple, Quincy), but the guy himself has absolutely nothing under his belt. In 2012 he writes and directors The Words, his first attempt at anything, and it bombs, but wow does it have star power: Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde, Michael McKean, J.K. Simmons. How he got all those actors in his debut film is beyond me. And then he turns around, writes/directs/leads a new feature called Baby Ba...Read the entire review




For the Love of Spock

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:19:48 PDT

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(image) Such an industry is Star Trek that it supports not only various television and film series, but a growing number of documentaries about it. The first seems to have been Trekkies (1997), directed by Roger Nygard and starring Denise Cosby, with affectionate humor it explores the world of Star Trek fandom. It's funny but not condescending, introducing its audience to fans whose obsessions never hurt anyone but often do good or are empowering, and it's even rather touching at times. A 2004 sequel ventured outside the U.S., in search of international fans.

In between came Mind Meld (2001), a My Dinner with Andre-type conversation between Original Series stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. What might easily have been a vanity project (Shatner co-produced) instead proved to be a highly engrossing dialogue between two actors uniquely positioned in this pop culture lexi...Read the entire review




The Americans Season 4

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:41:55 PDT

Highly Recommended

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The third season of the FX show The Americans found Philip (Matthew Rhys, Burnt) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell, Waitress) with perhaps their most challenging conflict yet that touched both their professional lives as spies for Russia and in America within their home, so the question presumably became how they would handle such a thing, and as it turns out they handled it well.

The thing in question was whether or not their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) could reconcile her parents' true backgrounds with everyday life in America. Where other shows would perhaps lean towards more sensationalism, or simply put Paige in a position that has her turn on her parents in a surprise, poor...Read the entire review




London Town

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:41:55 PDT

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Director: Derrick Borte
Starring: Daniel Huttlestone, Nell Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Year: 2016

When I first saw the trailer, I thought that you'd have to love The Clash to love London Town, that it would be a sort of tribute movie that I couldn't appreciate since I don't appreciate the band. But by the end of the film, I realized that wasn't the case at all. Instead of being a music movie, it was a Hallmark original, a British version of the cheeseballs we're served far too often over here in the States. I didn't know that other countries produced such low-impact features that only a mother could love, films that you have to adore like a long-lost puppy in order to enjoy. London Town wasn't at all what I...Read the entire review




The Devil Lives Here

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:41:55 PDT

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From the works of Lynch and Jodorowski to less widespread indies, filmmakers have ensured that their genre creations can have a lot of impact and resonance without, well, making a whole lot of sense. Particularly, when one reaches deep into the well of the supernatural and psychological, there are elements beyond fathom and comprehension that can be used to grasp onto explicit and innovative moods that could unsettle the audience on a deeper level. Brazil's The Devil Lives Here (O Diabo Mora Aqui) gets half of the formula right for making a functionally bizarre piece of work, engineering a raucous descent into supernatural collisions and worsening psychosis as a foursome of teenagers meddle...Read the entire review




Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:20:16 PDT

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Shout! Factory keeps churning out more Mystery Science Theater 3000collections, and the latest one is Volume XXXVIII (or 38 for thosewho've forgotten their Roman numerals). This set contains anotherfour episodes, all from the Mike era of the show, and while none ofthese are classic installments, they all have their moments. Thisset is well worth picking up for fans of the classic program.

The shows included in this set are:

Experiment 602 - Invasion, U.S.A.:

"Will somebody please invade something!" - Tom Servo

This experiment starts off with a great short, A Date with YourFamily. ("The Woody Allen Story!" - Crow) This short was alsoincluded on the compilation disc Shorts Vol. 1 which can be found inRhino's release of Mystery Sci...Read the entire review




Sons of Ben

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:08:59 PDT

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I think I haven't made secret my love of soccer and Major League Soccer in the US. There is a fraternity, a bonding between its fans and its players, perhaps borne out of its low fidelity origins, that isn't found in a lot of locations in American sport. I've found myself next to players of the team I support in the stands, cheering together with them, or watching them banging a drum to lead a chant. It's not because it's an attention seeking thing, they like the passion, they know what some fans have done to get to support the team they do, and respect it quite a bit.

Then you have the Sons of Ben. This supporters group, based in Philadelphia, was formed and cheered for a team that had not been originated beforehand. Thus, the purpose of the group was to support endeavors around the city, but more importantly help serve as a caucus to bring soccer to Philadelphia, a city ...Read the entire review




Ali & Nino

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:27:48 PDT

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Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Maria Valverde, Adam Bakri, Homayoun Ershadi
Year: 2016

First, a little history behind the tale of Ali and Nino, since this film is, first and foremost, a fictionalization of history, as well as a metaphor for actual events. It's based upon a 1937 novel by the same name, written by the mysterious Kurban Said, a pseudonym for an author whose real identity is still up for debate to this very day. Said wrote the story approximately 20 years after the events on which it is based: WWI and the relationship between the budding country of Azerbaijan and its dictator, Russia. Some 30-40 years after its publication, the book would catch the attention of millions, becoming the national novel of Azerbaij...Read the entire review




Five Nights in Maine

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:48:42 PDT

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(image) Following the unexpected death of his wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) in a fatal car accident, Sherwin (David Oyelowo) retreats into an isolated depression, his days consisting of drinking and mourning. His sister and business partner Penelope (Teyonah Parris) finally forces Sherwin out of the house in order for him to make an obligatory but nerve-wracking trip up to Maine, to bring the ashes to Fiona's mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest), with whom Fiona had a notably contentious relationship.

The study of grief through a narrative art like filmmaking is always tricky, in which the filmmaker must find the right balance between messy real-life human emotions and the demand of the audience for a story that has, at the very least, an emotional beginning, middle, and end. With Five Nights in Maine, writer/director Maris Curran attempts to lean further toward the messy reality, but in doing so, creates ...Read the entire review




News From Planet Mars

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:48:42 PDT

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(image) Philippe Mars (Francois Damiens) has a good job, a pleasant relationship with both his kids and his ex-wife, and appears comfortable with his own direction in life. His obstacle comes in the form of others -- anyone who is unpleasant, unpredictable, or rude. Little does he know that a reassignment at work to look over a colleague's code will turn out to be a hat trick of all three. Jerome (Vincent Macaigne) is a strange man, clearly lonely, struggling with some sort of emotional problem. Before Philippe knows what to make of Jerome, he finds himself among a group of onlookers as Jerome hacks apart his boss' computer with a meat cleaver he keeps in his bag for comfort. The incident ends with Jerome accidentally slicing off a chunk of Philippe's ear. Even more incredibly, a few days later, Philippe reluctantly finds himself allowing Jerome, freshly escaped from a psychiatric hospital, to stay at his apar...Read the entire review




Resistance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:13:29 PDT

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Director: Amit Gupta
Starring: Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wlaschiha, Michael Sheen
Year: 2011

I can't use the term "alternate history" without thinking of "alternative facts", so there goes that innocence, thanks Trump. It's ironic that both terms mean fiction when one of them is supposed to mean truth, but to avoid getting political, I'll attempt to slide past what my mind wants me to focus on and stick to the film at hand. Alternate history is an entertaining genre, re-imagining the past and reshaping it into what might have been. It's almost a form of science fiction, minus the science, or at least has a multi-dimensional feel that I enjoy, an other-worlds-than-these atmosphere that I like woven into a historic drama, which ...Read the entire review




Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Shredder

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:05:45 PDT

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It's easy to forget that TMNT is not exclusively for children. Originally created as a hyper-violent satire of then-popular comics like Daredevil almost 35 years ago, the series amassed a cult following and exploded in popularity once action figures and the Read the entire review




Drunk History: Season Four

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:17:05 PDT

Highly Recommended

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More drunken history lessons, now with bonus Hamilton

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Ridiculous stuff, comedy, the majority of the series' recreators
Likes: Derek Waters, the majority of the narrators
Dislikes: History, alcohol
Hates: Drunks

The Story So Far...
Starting life as a web series, Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Drunk History builds on a brilliantly simple concept: people who are drunk love to tell stories and they usually have trouble doing so. So, if you focus that idea, and have those drunks only tell historical stories, and then recreate those stories, using the actual inebriated ramblings as the dialogue and big-name comedy guest stars, you get an ingenious little se...Read the entire review




Mudbloods

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 06:17:05 PDT

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(image) Even to those dedicated fans of the Harry Potter series who have read every book and seen every movie, it can be tough to imagine how a magical sport like quidditch could operate in the real world without flying golden balls with wings and players soaring around on broomsticks. Some might be inclined to view it from the same perspective as they would with live-action role-playing, or LARPing, where spells and other mystical elements are "imagined" into existence. However, those who have seen this game in action know that the creators have condensed quidditch into a practical, physically taxing sport, where players cope with holding a shortened broom between their legs as a limitation or challenge instead of something fanciful. Explaining th...Read the entire review




Sabrina Down Under

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:28:18 PDT

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I have no earthly idea why this DVD is being released now, nor why I chose to review it. (If that doesn't set you up with confidence, reader, then I might need to turn in my reviewer's cap.) Sabrina Down Under is not the greatest. It feels like a made-for-TV movie, which indeed it it. Is Melissa Joan Hart nostalgia so pitched in 2017 that we need to see this lackadaisical 1999 effort? And even if it were, do we still need to see this? Do we?

Sabrina is a teenage witch, (of Archie Comics fame) portrayed with preternatural perkiness by the aforementioned Melissa Joan Hart. With little discernable reason, we find Sabrina vacationing in Australia with her English witch buddy Gwen (played with only slightly less preternatural perkiness by Tara (Strong) Charendoff). While taking in the sights and mooning over a marine biologist, Sabrina discovers a merman. Before you ca...Read the entire review




Sneakerheadz

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 05:29:40 PDT

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Greed, style, obsession and sneakers

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Reviewer's Bias*
Loves: Documentaries
Likes: Learning about niches
Dislikes: Expensive sneakers
Hates: Sneaker-based crime

The Movie
I was in an elevator in Boston one night, and a guy asked me about the brown and tan low-top sneakers I was wearing.

"Nice sneakers," he said. "Where'd you get them?"

I looked down, thought for a moment, and replied. "Target."

The revelation that I was wearing mass-market Mossimos resulted in obvious disgust on the man's part, and he departed when the doors opened, while I pondered my fashion faux pas. I have never cared much about the shoes I've worn, as happy with the expensive Nikes my wife bought me shortly...Read the entire review