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.

rss feed YouTube

Author's Website →

Asmodexia

Asmodexia

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sometimes I wonder why I volunteer to review so many horror movies.  I very rarely stumble upon a good one.  Every great horror movie I’ve ever seen is shown to me by a friend who vouches for it.  I do like the versatility of the horror genre.  There may not be many movies that are […]

Zombies From Outer Space

Zombies From Outer Space

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

First off, this movie is a lot weirder than the title implies.  Done in the style of a 1950’s horror movie, Zomies from Outer Space is about a race of dome-headed aliens who come to Earth and start turning humans into zombies as part of their plan to conquer the planet.  Presumably, once the humans […]

×
Nightlight

Nightlight

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

A group of teenagers are hunted by a demonic presence out in the woods.  No, I didn’t accidentally watch The Blair Witch Project – just another in a long line of copies.  Remember like 20 years ago when Fox aired those “Masked Magician” specials in which a professional magician showed you a bunch of common […]

Heart of America

Heart of America

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure why every director feels the need to do a conventional teenage drama at some point in their career, but this is Uwe Boll’s (In The Name of The King) attempt.  Honestly, it’s better than a lot of similar movies I’ve seen, but I remain incapable of relating to these characters because I […]

×
Drawn in Blood

Drawn in Blood

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the suspected suicide of her brother, Marion (Anna Fin) must travel to his apartment in Germany to get his body and put his affairs in order.  She soon finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery as she comes to believe that her brother did not kill himself.  What follows is a pretty […]

×
Cut Bank

Cut Bank

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I didn’t have super high hopes for this one, but my expectations were given a bit of a bump when the artwork for Cut Bank compares the film to two different Coen Brothers films (Blood Simple, Fargo).  That’s an impressively high bar to set for your film and it worked in getting my expectations off […]

The Frontier

The Frontier

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sean (Max Gail; Mad Men) is a former professor living by himself since his wife died and his son, Tennessee (Coleman Kelly) left home.  Struggling with writing a book, he hires a beautiful young woman named Nina (Anastassia Sendyk) to help him out.  Given than she’s just left her boyfriend and has nowhere else to […]

×
CPO Sharkey – Season 1

CPO Sharkey – Season 1

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

While I tend to watch newer TV shows or go back and watch stuff from within my lifespan, it is interesting to occasionally go back further and watch TV from an antiquated era.  I enjoy seeing how the world was different even if the world in question is being distorted by situational comedy.  Oddly, I’d […]

×
Rogue: Season 2

Rogue: Season 2

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I honestly had no idea Direct TV had original programming.  I don’t know if that’s a symptom of not having Direct TV or just the show’s unpopularity, but I guess it doesn’t surprise me given every media outlet has original programming these days (Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime).  Even the playstation network has an original drama […]

×
Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Created by and starring Greg Poehler, and executive produced by his sister, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Welcome to Sweden is about an accountant leaving his life in Los Angeles to move in with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) in Sweden.  What happens next makes for an extremely conventional sitcom pretending to be original because its […]

×