Author Archive: 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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The Countdown:  Top Ten Ensemble Films

The Countdown: Top Ten Ensemble Films

| August 15, 2016

The Countdown: Top Ten Ensemble Movies Often on The Countdown: Movie and TV Reviews Podcast, Paul and Wayne discuss what they’re criteria for assembling a given list might be.  Seems fair. Ensemble movies cover a ton of different movies in all genres, time periods, styles, etc, so I wanted to put together a list that […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Kurt Russell Movies

| August 8, 2016

I’m excited to start this new weekly segment. A few months ago, I started a podcast called Quote Unquote Guilty all about guilty pleasures.  Upon getting some of my friends addicted to podcasting, they too started shows of their own and I compiled us all under a shared network: Word Salad Productions.  Recently, I reached […]

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Lego’s Nexo Knights: Season 1

Lego’s Nexo Knights: Season 1

| July 30, 2016

Trying to capture the magic of the extremely popular Lego Movie from a couple of years ago, Lego Nexo Knights is about a group of teenage knights living in a futuristic kingdom, using mystical weapons to battle monsters. After 100 years of peace and prosperity in the kingdom, the smallest ever class of Nexo Knights […]

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Outatime:  Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

Outatime: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine

| July 20, 2016

In 1985, the best film trilogy ever kicked off: Back to the Future.  Robert Zemeckis’s story about a high school kid named Marty (Michael J. Fox) and his adventures through time with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd) with the use of Doc’s DeLorean time machine is full of iconic imagery, comedy, thrills, romance, Romance, and […]

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The Dark Horse

The Dark Horse

| July 12, 2016

The Dark Horse Based on a true story, The Dark Horse is about Genesis (Cliff Curtis; Live Free or Die Hard), a mentally disturbed former chess champion who gets involved with his brother’s inner-city chess club.  He works with the kids in the club to make them better players through understanding and respecting the game, […]

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Iphigenia

Iphigenia

| May 23, 2016

Apparently this is based on a real greek myth.  I mean an actual ancient greek story, not a greek myth that really happened in the real world, or maybe it did?  I don’t know where the line between legend and reality lies when it comes to the works of Eurpides and Homer.  Someone comment and […]

Blue Denim

Blue Denim

| April 27, 2016

Desperate to be treated as an adult, Arthur (Brandon De Wilde; Shane) has taken to drinking beer, smoking, and playing poker with his friend Ernie (Warren Berlinger; The Long Goodbye).  However, adulthood turns out to not be all it’s cracked up to be when Arthur loses his virginity to his new girlfriend Janet (Carol Lynley; […]

Final Combination

Final Combination

| April 27, 2016

If the title doesn’t sound familiar, you may know the movie under its original title: Dead Connection.  Or, of course it’s possible that you’re like me and have just never heard of this movie.  However, know that Dead Connection is a better title given the story centers around a grizzled detective (Michael Madsen; Resevoir Dogs) […]

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The Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain

| April 27, 2016

Based on a true story, The Iron Curtain tells the story of Igor (Dana Andrews), a soviet soldier who is assigned a post in Canada at the Russian embassy working as a cypher clerk.  His work is top secret.  He’s not allowed to tell anyone what he does, or even overhear what goes on in […]

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Goodbye Lover

Goodbye Lover

| April 27, 2016

When Ben (Don Johnson; Eastbound & Down) decides to call off his affair with Sandra (Patricia Arquette; Boyhood), who is the wife of his brother Jake (Dermot Mulroney; Shameless), and pursue a normal relationship with Peggy (Mary-Louise Parker; Weeds), the four enter into a love rectangle that is tainted with lust, murder, and money. That […]

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