Author Archive: Joe Sanders

Joe Sanders is a 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.

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Horsehead

Horsehead

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

A young girl studying the psychology and physiology of lucid dreaming finds herself working through some family baggage in her sleep.  Jessica (Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux) and her mother (Catriona MacColl) have never gotten along.  Caitlyn (MacColl) doesn’t understand why Jessica is wasting her life studying dreams and delusions and not devoting her life to something more […]

Still

Still

| June 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The biggest sin of this film is that it’s almost amazing.  Unfortunately, it’s not.  Still feels like a great short film that was expanded into a feature on a whim.  The story is difficult to summarize because it starts of clunky, tripping over itself as it moves from plot point to plot point.  Aidan Gillen […]

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

Bulletproof: Tough Guys of Action Collection

| June 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Collecting 8 iconic action movies starring 8 different iconic action stars, this 2 disc set is overflowing with testosterone, gun powder, fire, and blood.  I for one was excited to sink my teeth into this.  I’m a huge fan of the genre because like horror movies, a bad action movie is usually a pretty great […]

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Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall; The Dark Knight) is sitting on top of the world.  The star quarterback of his high school football team, Johnny finds himself being courted by every prestigious university nationwide to come play for them, promising him fame, fortune, and women along the way. I’d never heard of Johnny Be Good.  […]

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Timeline

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was listening to the new episode of The Marvel Cinematic Universe Podcast yesterday and the topic of the MCU chronology came up.  It’s interesting to examine as Marvel so far has consistently maintained ambiguity concerning when certain chapters of their universe take place in relation to others.  Below is the order as I see […]

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Thrashin’

Thrashin’

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been watching a lot of interesting new releases from Olive Films lately, and you can find my reviews for things like Zombies From Outer Space, and How to Murder Your Wife on this site.  Next week, Olive is releasing a new group of movies on blu-ray that might’ve never otherwise found the light of […]

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Me Without You

Me Without You

| June 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The first thing that occurred to me when I started watching Me Without You was that Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn) is still looking really young, passing no problem for a high school student in the beginning of the film.  Turns out this movie was made in 2001, so that makes sense, but I […]

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Beyond the Reach

Beyond the Reach

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Eccentric millionaire Mr. Madec (Michael Douglas; Ant-Man) has been hunting all his life and has collected a number of impressive trophies, from elephant tusks to rhino horns.  Even for a man with his enormous resources, it has been impossible for him to get a license to hunt his latest trophy, which I gather is some […]

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Camp X-ray

Camp X-ray

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

I tend to not like movies about the military, which isn’t to say I don’t like war movies.  War movies have a lot of action and conflict and things constantly going on, and that tends to make them pretty interesting to watch as well as visually engrossing.  Movies about the military however can be quite […]

Spy

Spy

| June 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is back with a new espionage comedy about an overweight support agent at the CIA (Melissa McCarthy; Bridesmaids, The Heat) forced into the field when the identities of all the top secret agents are compromised by a terrorist organization led by Rayna Boynaov (Rose Byrne; Bridesmaids).  What follows is a […]