Movie Review: Dunkirk


When the credits roll on Christopher Nolan's latest film - a cinematic experience that brings the full scale of the Battle of Dunkirk to the big screen for the first time - the audience is left speechless. Unlike nearly all of his other films, it's not because you're trying Read more

Dream-Casting a Live-Action Little Mermaid for Disney


Perhaps no task is more difficult for a studio than casting a well-known franchise to match the sky-high expectations of fans. From novels to comic books to animated film remakes, Hollywood has had mixed results with the task; some have spent the big bucks to get the demanded stars, Read more

Best Movies of 2016: The 3rd Annual Groucho Awards


Welcome to the Third Annual Groucho Awards! This is my own platform to nominate and award the movies of my choosing, because it seems that far too often, the movies with the biggest campaigns get Oscar nominations and the little guys are left out in the cold. This year Read more

A compelling case that Corinne is six-years-old, and other Bachelor nonsense


  Written by: @jeremywilson412 In the words of Chris Harrison, "Coming up on this week's episode (recap) of The Bachelor..." The ladies receive their first real test, we pause to remember those we lost this week, I present a theory about Corinne that is bulletproof, and we discuss the contenders and pretenders. But Read more

I was not going to write about The Bachelor, but then...


(Written by: @JeremyWilson412) I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up in a shark costume convinced it was a dolphin costume. I wasn’t going to write about The Bachelor this year, but then a girl showed up who hooked up with Nick at Read more

What I Learned about Chris Pratt's Faith


Most of us have loved Chris Pratt since we first met him as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. Then he made his dramatic debuts in Academy Award Best Picture nominees Moneyball and Zero Dark Thirty. The latter revealed that he could be an action star, so it came as no surprise Read more

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The Death of the Diva

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I held out hope I would never have to write what I’m about to write. I held true to my belief the online world would correct itself and reverse course from the horrid direction in which it was descending. But there’s no pulse anymore. The body’s gone cold, and the ambulance has been called. It’s time to declare the diva dead. Read more

Movie Review: Q&A With A Spring Breakers Survivor

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Alright good people… I have crawled into the belly of the beast and taken on Spring Breakers so that you wouldn’t have to. I took to Facebook, Twitter and email to ask for questions about the film and my experience and this is what we came up with. Read more

The New Season of Mad Men & Humanity’s Quest for Happiness

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donmegan6 But what is happiness? It’s the moment before you need more happiness. – Roger Sterling

And with that line, Roger Sterling sums up so much of Mad Men‘s first five seasons. Even more so, he sums up our lives and the human condition. It explains why we spin our wheels, why we stress, why we’re insecure, and why we chase after the wind to seize things that won’t ultimately fulfill us. We’re not content and then we get what we want and we’re even less content.

Few shows so delicately and glamorously portray this as Mad Men. And it makes perfect sense that the seemingly most jovial character is also the most unhappy because he’s lived life to the fullest (including the LSD-infused nudity display to NYC’s skyline) and is as miserable as ever.

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TV Review: House of Cards

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“Politics have no relation to morals.”  – Niccolo Machiavelli

“Don’t worry, I hate spoilers.” – Joshua Smith

When House of Cards was pitched to me, it went something like this: “It’s The Godfather meets The West Wing.” Ok, I’m listening. “It’s based on a UK miniseries, based on a novel.” Oh, great. So I’ll have to endure the endless procession of tweets about how it didn’t capture the novel and the British version was more understated and poignant. “It has Kevin Spacey (The Usual Suspects, American Beauty) and Robin Wright (The Conspirator, Moneyball).” Alright, there’s going to be some stiff competition for Emmys this year. “It’s a collaborative effort between director David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) and producer Andrew Davies (BBC’s Poet Laureate, probably). Ok, I’m in. But since I don’t have 13 hours to spend on a show I’m not watching with my wife, I have to wait until the opportune moment. Cold virus ravaging our bodies and making it impossible to move any more than is necessary to pay the pizza guy and keep the kids alive (same thing)? That’ll do. Read more

The 20/20 Experience Review and Power Ranking of the Tracks

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Entertainment, Featured, Music | 1 Comment

20_20 Experience

People are always coming up to me and being like, “Clayton, you have such an amazing taste in music. Why don’t you focus your writing on music?” I like to consider myself much like Justin Timberlake in that I dabble in music, but my talents are too broad to contain.

OK. None of that is true, but in case you haven’t heard, JT released a new album yesterday called The 20/20 Experience. I’m here to give you my initial reaction and a power ranking of the tracks on JT’s return home to his “first talent.”

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Upcoming Films of 2013: March-May

Posted on by Clayton Martin in Entertainment, Featured, Movie Previews, Movies | 1 Comment

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As some of you may remember, last March I did a post outlining every upcoming movie of 2012. Joseph and I recently started creating such a post for this year but then decided that it would definitely be an information overload for everyone. We’ve decided to just make a series of these for 2013 and break down a few months’ releases at a time. Here are all the movies being released in Memphis/Nashville during the remainder of March thru the end of May. Read more