Television

Animal Kingdom: Season 1

Animal Kingdom: Season 1

| April 24, 2017

When Joshua’s (Finn Cole) mother dies of a drug overdose, his grandmother, Smurf (Ellen Barkin; Ocean’s 13), takes him in and wastes no time getting him involved in the family business: bank heists.  Josh’s uncles – Baz (Scott Speedman; Underworld), Pope (Shawn Hatosy; Alpha Dog), Craig (Ben Robson), and Deran (Jake Weary) – at their […]

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Catfight

Catfight

| April 24, 2017

I really wanted to dislike this movie.  As a form of promotion, the director (Onur Tukel) along with co-stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh went on a podcast I’ve been listening to for years called Doug Loves Movies, where comedian Doug Benson (Friends) invites guests on to talk about movies and play games in front […]

Mars

Mars

| April 19, 2017

Capitalizing on the massive success of Ridley Scott’s The Martian from a couple of years ago, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard bring you Mars, a TV mini-series event about the first manned mission to Mars in the year 2033. The series is really unlike anything I’ve ever seen.  Part of it is a documentary, taking […]

The Carol Burnett Show: The Best of Tim Conway

The Carol Burnett Show: The Best of Tim Conway

| March 31, 2017

If you had asked me as a child why I watched The Carol Burnett show in perpetual reruns, I would have responded with two words: Tim Conway. Sure, I’ve many fond memories of sketches featuring Burnett herself, as well as Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and Lyle Waggoner. I mean, where Lawrence is concerned, those of […]

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII

Mystery Science Theater 3000: Volume XXXVIII

| March 28, 2017

We’re nearing the point where Shout Factory has released nearly every episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000’s 1989-1999 run on DVD. In fact, after Volume XXXVIII, only 14 episodes will have yet to see a DVD release from Rhino or Shout Factory, excluding the recalled Godzilla vs. Megalon disc. Whether or not we’ll see Shout […]

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Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray

Martian Successor Nadesico on Blu-ray

| March 20, 2017

When the United Forces military proves incapable of protecting their settlements on Mars from assault by the Jovian Federation, Nergal Industries steps in with a state-of-the-art civilian battleship and takes the front lines in the war against the “Jovian Lizards.” The ship, they christen the Nadesico, and this anime tells the story of the Nadesico’s […]

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Fuller House: The Complete First Season

Fuller House: The Complete First Season

| March 3, 2017

Fuller House’s theme song (repurposed from Full House) begins with the eye-rolling lyrics, “Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, the evening T.V?” Such a tune is comical in its rosy, retrograde nostalgia, not to mention tone-deaf considering our contemporary political and social climate. Yet everywhere you look, everywhere you look there’s an old […]

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Quarry: Season 1

Quarry: Season 1

| February 15, 2017

Two soldiers accused of a horrible crime in Vietnam return home to their families, but have trouble finding work due to the rumors surrounding their time in the war.  Mac (Logan Marshall-Green) and Arthur (Jamie Hector), after weeks of struggling to pay bills, are approached by a mysterious government organization that offers to pay them […]

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Vice Principals: Season 1

Vice Principals: Season 1

| January 31, 2017

When I watched the first episode of Vice Principals, I considered just stopping and basing my rather scathing review on that alone.  Thankfully, I didn’t. The series is about two Vice Principals at a high school somewhere in a nameless southwestern town (my best guess).  Neal Gamby (Danny McBride; Eastbound & Down) is a hard-nosed, […]

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Bones: Season 11

Bones: Season 11

| January 25, 2017

I used to watch Bones in its first season.  Being a fan of David Boreanaz on Angel and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, I wanted to see what else he could do and his role here as Booth, a charming FBI agent was a nice contrast to the brooding, tormented vampire Angel, while not being as […]

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