Author Archive: Joe Ketchum

Joe Ketchum

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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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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Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything

| July 7, 2017

When a powerful alien race decides to test the human race by giving one man (Simon Pegg; Hot Fuzz) omnipotence, he understandably lets it go to his head, shaping the world to his will while trying to navigate a relationship with his downstairs neighbor (Kate Beckinsale; Underworld).  Along the way he makes makes his dog […]

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Correspondence

Correspondence

| July 6, 2017

After a 6 year relationship with her former astrophysics professor (Jeremy Irons; Die Hard With a Vengeance), Amy (Olga Kurylenko) discovers that he has passed away after a short fight with brain cancer.  While she’s devastated by the loss, she finds herself drawn into a mysterious investigation as she continues to receive messages and gifts from […]

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Money

Money

| July 3, 2017

When Mark (Kellan Lutz; Breaking Dawn) and Sean (Jesse Williams; Cabin in the Woods) steal trade secrets from the pharmaceutical company they work for and sell them for $5 million, Mark is ready to count his blessings and retire from his short-lived life of crime while Sean knows that $2.5 only buys so much cocaine […]

The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

| June 14, 2017

I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far into the review without talking about the gimmick.  The Wedding Party is filmed in one shot in one take.  An impressive feat to be sure.  You may have noticed an increase in similar long, one-shots lately.  Marvel Studios has been working them into some of their movies and […]

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Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

| June 7, 2017

This past Christmas I got two dvds of Kevin Smith doing Q&As in front of large live audiences.  One was the third Evening with Kevin Smith and the other was Too Fat For Forty.  I listen to a few of Smith’s podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed these live specials.  I didn’t realize when I agreed to […]

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Between Us

Between Us

| May 22, 2017

Diane (Olivia Thirlby; Dredd) and Henry (Ben Feldman; Madmen) have been together for so long that they’re practically married but the couple have always resisted the pressures put upon them by society and their families to settle down, get married, buy an affordable apartment in a respectable neighborhood and have a few kids.  As they […]