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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Crossing Lines – Season 1

Crossing Lines – Season 1

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

I wish it were against the law to have too many Sherlock Holmes adaptations/rip-offs on the air at once.  Right now, we have the ingenious British drama Sherlock and the incredibly dull American drama Elementary.  Both are adaptations of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stories, but then we have shows like Crossing Lines, and […]

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Bad Milo

Bad Milo

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

I like to think I can sit through pretty much anything.  There have been 2 movies in my life that I remember being so painful that I had to stop watching after about 15 minutes:  Repo: The Genetic Opera, and the 1970s made or TV remake of Double Indemnity.  I’m not saying Bad Milo is […]

Joe Sanders’ Top Ten of 2013

Joe Sanders’ Top Ten of 2013

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was worried for months that putting together a top ten list for 2013 was going to be impossible.  All of the summer blockbusters were disappointing, and there wasn’t much worth watching until like, November.  Then, everything great came out at once, and it was impossible for me to see everything I wanted to.  2012 […]

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Duck Dynasty: Season 4

Duck Dynasty: Season 4

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’re hoping I’m going to weigh in on the whole Pat Robertson scandal, I’m afraid you’re out of luck.  I honestly don’t have a strong opinion about it.  I was offended by his comments, but that’s the price we pay for living in a country where freedom of expression is enjoyed without limits or […]

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12 Disasters

12 Disasters

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was very confused when the John Cusack movie 2012 came out in 2010.  It seemed like in order to play to the real life mythology surrounding the Mayan apocalypse prophesized for 2012, the film would have been released as close to the alleged doomsday as possible.  Now I get it.  It’s been more than […]

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Hell Baby

Hell Baby

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jack and Vanessa (Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb) are on the verge of the next stage of their married life.  They’re about to have twins, and they’ve just bought a new home to fix up and raise a family in.  Unfortunately, the house has been nicknamed the house of blood with a string of gruesome […]

Burn Notice: Season 7

Burn Notice: Season 7

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I tend to enjoy USA’s original programming.  They have a way of blending comedy and drama that makes their shows exceedingly entertaining.  Unfortunately, this is also what’s stopping them from making any sort of really important television.  USA series like Monk, White Collar, and Psych are all very premise driven.  While there are good characters […]

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Family Guy: Volume 12

Family Guy: Volume 12

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

After 2 cancellations and over 200 episodes, Family Guy is better than ever, and in case you haven’t heard the good news, Fox has begun releasing entire seasons of the hit animated series on DVD rather than breaking them up into separate, shorter sets.  This Volume 12 set captures the entire 11th season of the […]

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Paranoia

Paranoia

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

I firmly believe that Paranoia must be about as fast-paced and interesting as real world corporate espionage.  A guy downloads a string of code to his flash drive, or slips a prototype out the back door to sell to a competitor.  Unfortunately this doesn’t make for a very interesting film.  The story here is that […]

Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) work long hours in the country painting road lines and installing those reflective metal posts on the sides of roads.  Lance is miserable spending all his time away from the city where he could be pursuing women, but Alvin loves being out in nature, camping and working for […]

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