Author Archive: Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders is a podcaster, playwright, and college instructor in Kalamazoo, MI. He has a master's degree in playwriting and a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University, where he currently teaches thought and writing, and is the host of the Quote Unquote Guilty podcast, part of the Word Salad Network.

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Lethal Weapon: Season 1

Lethal Weapon: Season 1

| September 19, 2017

I’ve become as enamored as anyone else with this trend of turning a movie or movie series into a television series.  Fargo is terrific, Hannibal is amazing, West World isn’t really my cup of tea but it’s obviously very popular.  When I heard they were turning Lethal Weapon into a series, like many my first […]

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2:22

2:22

| September 19, 2017

Every once in a while a movie comes along that really lights up my imagination and I appreciate the potential of it more than the film itself.  It can be frustrating to see what a movie could do while instead it plays it safe.  Inception comes to mind as one of the coolest concepts for […]

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

| September 17, 2017

Harold (Thomas Middleditch; Silicon Valley) and George (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) have been best friends since bonding over the hilariously named Uranus in kindergarten.  Doing whatever it takes to survive their soul crushing elementary school, Harold and George play pranks, torment their principal Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms; The Daily Show), and spend hours upon hours […]

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

| September 17, 2017

Let’s pause for a second and explore the fact that I’ve seen every episode of The Big Bang Theory.  It’s difficult to explain because I recognize that the show is deeply flawed in every way.  The characters are middling, the storylines are predictable sitcom fodder, and its portrayal of nerd culture is insulting to anyone […]

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

| September 6, 2017

In 1951, a black woman named Henrietta Lacks went to the hospital to have a hard lump she discovered inside her own cervix biopsied.  The lump was cancerous and would end up taking her life.  Normally, this is where the story would end, but in Henrietta’s case, the doctors discovered that her cancer cells were […]

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Fate

Fate

| August 16, 2017

Connor Hughes (Daniel Bonjour) is obsessed with his work trying to crack time travel, which means he often misses dates with his long-term girlfriend April (Anne Clare Lush).  By the time Connor gets his act together and decides he needs to make April more of a priority, it’s too late and she’s killed in a […]

WTF!

WTF!

| August 2, 2017

While spending their spring break at a secluded cabin in the woods, a group of teenagers are horrified to discover that a psychopath is picking them off one by one in increasingly gruesome ways.  Among the group we have Rachel (Callie Ott), who has survived a similar slaughter years earlier; her boyfriend Toby (Nicholas James […]

HBO’s Crashing

HBO’s Crashing

| August 1, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Pete Holmes for many years now.  While he was hosting The Pete Holmes Show, I would often catch the various sketches he would put out on youtube where he plays Batman or Professor X, or a fight promoter in the Street Fighter universe.  His Batman vs. Superman sketch is […]

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Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

| August 1, 2017

When Jane (Shailene Woodley; The Decendents) and her son Ziggy (Iain Armitage; Young Sheldon) move to an upper-class oceanside community, they find themselves immediately swept up in the drama that revolves around the mothers of the kids in Ziggy’s class.  Jane immediately befriends Madeline (Reese Witherspoon; Cruel Intentions), who feels she needs to interject her […]

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American Fable

American Fable

| July 13, 2017

When young Gitty, Peyton Kennedy, finds a man (Richard Schiff; The West Wing) she believes can grant wishes trapped in her family’s silo, she’s torn between letting her new friend go and protecting her family, who may have imprisoned him there in the first place. Writer/Director Anne Hamilton has put together a cool little movie […]

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