Review: Atypical

While watching Netflix’s first season of Atypical, I couldn’t help but make comparisons to current network sitcoms. Atypical is about the highs and lows of a family that includes an uptight mother; an amicable, traditional father; a smart-mouthed, ambitious daughter; an autistic son embarking on the noble mission of finding a girlfriend; and his therapist... Continue Reading →

Review: AHS: Cult “Holes”

Did clowns have sex on some watermelons: No, but we did find out who is behind each mask so we know that it was Billy Eichner and Colton Haynes who brought us that delightful moment. Thanks guys! De-light-ful. We have spent a lot of time wildly (and stupidly) speculating and theorizing about Cult. Sometimes it’s... Continue Reading →

Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle

It certainly has been a banner year for John Denver’s “Country Roads” in film. It’s been prominently featured in Alien: Covenant, Logan Lucky and most recently, Kingsman: The Golden Circle. (Those last two make me think that maybe, just maybe Channing Tatum has written the song into his contract somewhere. Fingers crossed we get Magic... Continue Reading →

Review: American Assassin

I was actually looking forward to American Assassin. Not because I’m a fan of the books or anything, but because the trailers promised me dumb, action schlock. And boy, was I ready to sign up. One moment in particular spoke volumes to me. Gruff CIA instructor Michael Keaton spins around a laptop, revealing footage of... Continue Reading →

Review: Mother!

Darren Aronofsky is clearly working some things out in Mother! It is perhaps his most surreal film and undoubtedly his most personal. The writer-director is grappling with concerns about the environment, the nature of creation, the role of religion and man’s relationship with God. It’s some pretty heavy stuff, but it’s also a movie that... Continue Reading →

Review: It (2017)

I think a lot of people in their thirties and twenties have an interesting relationship with Stephen King’s It. We saw the miniseries from 1990 too young to realize it was crappy, and since the best part was with the kids, we connected with it.

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