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

TV Reviews

TV Review: 1600 Penn (Pilot)

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If a 30 minute sitcom gets a mid-season premiere the week before Christmas, then it is almost certain to fail. If it gets its premiere after the finale of the network’s most popular show, then the network execs really want to push it and hope for the best, but they know it’s destined to fail. If the show stars an actor who is playing the very same role he played in a movie that is 15+ years old, then, well then it’s just weird.

1600 Penn premiered on NBC this week, the week before Christmas, after the finale of The Voice, and it stars Bill Pullman as the President of the USA, a role he played in Independence Day in 1996. Read more

He Said, She Said: Argo, Fantasy Football, Parenthood & More

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It’s been awhile since my wife, Palmer, and I debated and discussed “important issues of the day” on the blog. It’s allowed lots of tension and opinions to bubble up, lots of movies and television to be viewed, and lots of opportunity for us to bring you our latest edition of “He Said, She Said”!  Check out our latest edition, where we discuss, debate, and review: Argo, fantasy football, Looper, the “Nashville” series premiere, and the latest seasons of Homeland, Modern Family, and Parenthood!

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TV Review – Last Resort

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Confession: I love conspiracy, serial dramas. I watched 24 the night it premiered.  Alias hooked me on the reboot, post-Super Bowl episode, which prompted me to go back and watch from the beginning.  I loved the return of the serial drama to network TV.  Sidney Bristow and Jack Bauer’s tackling of government conspiracies to take over the world. I was hooked at every twist and turn.

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TV Review: Revolution

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I decided to write a review of the pilot for NBC’s new series Revolution due to an inquiry from a friend of the blog, Chris Hill. The following are my thoughts on the first episode of the much-hyped series. Read more

The Bachelorette: Season Finale Commentary

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“Gang’s all here.”

I can’t sleep, guys.  It’s 4:00 in the morning, and somewhere Jef Holm is a future-daddy to TeenMomChildRicki.

First of all, I want to say that these recaps are not about being right.  They are, as you would suspect, also about finding true love.  Which is why I’ll still leave my phone number at the end of this one—and I’ll consider leaving my address.  Now, there won’t be tons of highlights from this episode, as I was too devastated to take serious notes, but I do have a few things to say.

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Review: The Newsroom

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[Writer’s Note: Ironically, given the topic of The Newsroom, I finish writing this while reading the Arizona Immigration Supreme Court decision and reading the headlines, which range from “Huge win for Obama Administration” to “Key Part Upheld, Huge Loss for President Obama”. That media… it. sure. is. something.]

Disclaimer: I love Aaron Sorkin. I have since I first watched A Few Good Men and began watching The West Wing towards the end of season two in time to see this memorable scene.  Having watched and re-watched The West WingSports Night, and the very uneven, extremely hit-and-miss single season of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, I’m a Sorkinphile for sure.

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