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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Men & Chicken

Men & Chicken

| October 26, 2016

Two brothers, Gabriel (David Dencik) and Elias (Mads Mikkelsen; Hannibal TV Series), find themselves a bit lost when their father suddenly dies from a prolonged illness.  In his will, he reveals to the brothers that he is not their father; that their real father lives in a small island community.  When Gabriel and Elias decide […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Sequels No One Wanted

The Countdown: Top Ten Sequels No One Wanted

| October 25, 2016

This was a hard list for me.  I have pretty good instincts about what movies I’m going to like and if I don’t like the first one, I’ll avoid the sequels.  My take on this topic is that these are terrible sequels to terrible movies, so I had to think long and hard about movies […]

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The Countdown:  Top Ten Serial Killer Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Serial Killer Movies

| October 19, 2016

I actually had a hard time with this list.  I like horror, and I like psychological thrillers, and of course there are plenty of serial killer movies that fall in those genres, but I also wanted to include some variety and present a list that represents everything I like about this very specific genre.  In […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Movies Set at Sea

The Countdown: Top Ten Movies Set at Sea

| October 11, 2016

I thought it would be difficult to come up with a list of movies set mostly at sea.  A couple of obvious ones popped right into my head, but I wasn’t sure I would be able to fill out a list of 10 that I really liked.  After some research, I was able to find […]

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Banshee: The Final Season

Banshee: The Final Season

| October 5, 2016

We hardly knew ye, Banshee – gone in only 4 short seasons.  I also reviewed season 3 of this series for filmmonthly having not seen the first two seasons, but found it incredibly easy to catch up on what was going on.  It was as if the creators knew no one was watching and had […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Denzel Washington Movies

The Countdown: Top Ten Denzel Washington Movies

| October 5, 2016

Denzel Washington.  One of the great actors of our time.  His work truly does speak for itself, so let’s get right to it, but first, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I have not seen Malcolm X, or Philadelphia.  Both are supposedly film classics and important, but I haven’t managed to make the time […]

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Diary of a Chambermaid

Diary of a Chambermaid

| October 3, 2016

When Célestine (Léa Seydoux; Spectre) gets a new chambermaid position in the French countryside working for a horrible lady (Clotilde Mollet) and her grabby husband (Hervé Pierre), she is pretty miserable.  But, with her family gone and no life to speak of beyond moving from cleaning house to house, she decides to make the best […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Movie Cameos

The Countdown: Top Ten Movie Cameos

| September 19, 2016

One thing I really hated about the latest Ghostbusters movie was the forced cameos throughout.  Except for Ernie Hudson, who I think was a good payoff at the end.  Bill Murray’s role was underwhelming, Dan Aykroyd’s cab driver appearance made no sense, I barely noticed Annie Potts until she screamed “what do you want” for […]

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The Countdown: Top Ten Ridiculous Action Movie Scenes

The Countdown: Top Ten Ridiculous Action Movie Scenes

| September 6, 2016

On my podcast, I try to always see the good in things, except for on rare, very fun occasions.  One thing I really like about The Countdown is most of the time they stay very positive.  Their top ten last ten episodes usually feature some movies they really dislike, and occasionally they do lists like […]

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Supernatural: Season 11

Supernatural: Season 11

| September 5, 2016

To be honest, I’d never seen an episode of CW’s hit paranormal thriller Supernatural until I got the eleventh season in the mail to review.  My brother is a longtime fan of the series and has admitted to me that he only has kept watching out of morbid curiosity to see how things wrap up.  […]

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