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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Robot Chicken: Season 6

Robot Chicken: Season 6

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The back of the case for Robot Chicken: Season 6 promises “The cybernetic fowl from the adult swim late-night animated bizarre programming block is back with another full season of Emmy Award-winning stop motion comedy insanity!  Twenty colossal, mega-sized quarter-hour episodes!” That sums it up quite nicely. Robot Chicken is one of those shows that […]

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Resolution

Resolution

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

I volunteered to review this for one reason:  there’s a quote on the cover of the DVD from the Village Voice that states that Resolution “Puts The Cabin in the Woods to Shame.”  Now, if you haven’t seen The Cabin in the Woods, it’s fantastic.  It made my top ten list for last year against […]

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Will (Brian W. Seibert) is celebrating his 30th birthday with his boyfriend Mateo (Ricardo Valdez) and a group of their closest friends.  Issues of life, love, and sex present themselves in the close-knit intimate setting.  I just wish these philosophical discussion were more interesting and unique to the characters.  Instead, these discussions do more to […]

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Barabbas

Barabbas

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Billy Zane stars as Barabbas, the vicious criminal who in the Bible was released from prison right before Jesus Christ was taken to be crucified.  The crowd there was given a choice to either release Jesus or Barabbas, and despite his terrible reputation, the crowd choose Brabbas.  This mini-series strives to tell Brabbas’ story leading […]

Homeland: Season 2

Homeland: Season 2

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Showtime’s hit CIA drama returns for a second season.  After season one’s explosive (okay, bad choice of words) finale, Nick Brody (Damian Lewis) finds himself on the path to being nominated as vice-president of the United States.  Which is great news for Brody and no one else because Brody’s a terrorist trying to kill the […]

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Three Worlds

Three Worlds

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

All the pieces of Al’s (Raphael Personnaz) life are coming together.  He’s about to marry his boss’s (Jean-Pierre Malo) daughter (Adele Haenel), making him the acting manager of his business, and Al doesn’t seem like he can get any happier.  Things go wrong when he accidentally runs a man over with his car late one […]

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Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Sisters Alice and Steph (Felicity Price and Teresa Palmer respectively), Alice’s husband Dave (Joel Edgerton; Warrior) and Steph’s new boyfriend Jeremy (Antony Starr) are all on vacation in Cambodia.  While there, Jeremy goes missing mysteriously, leaving the others with no idea of what happened to him.  Alice and Dave have to return home to take […]

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What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I can’t think of another movie that so expertly discusses divorce from the child’s perspective.  In this case, the child is Maisie (Onata Aprile in her debut performance), who finds herself torn in all directions while her parents (Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan) battle for custody […]

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Killing Season

Killing Season

| August 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been twenty years since the Bosnian War.  Benjamin (Robert De Niro), who served as a colonel for the American army has been living a quiet life in a cabin in the wilderness, cut off from what family he has left; content to take pictures of his surroundings.  One fateful day, Benjamin meets Emil (John […]

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Super Storm

Super Storm

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Also known as Mega Cyclone, Super Storm first came out in 2011, but is now being released on Blu-ray for the first time.  Although, if you broke down (like so many of us) and purchased the DVD two years ago, giving up hope that the Syfy original would ever make its Blu-ray debut, don’t worry; I […]

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