On Jake Gyllenhaal, Drake & Inspiration


New Year’s Day this year was a cold, rainy one in Manhattan. The bright lights of Broadway had always seemed to warm the chills running through my body, particularly on that date. That evening I was attending “Constellations,” a play brought across the Atlantic from its London roots for American Read more

Why the Undertaker still matters in 2015


Think about it for a minute. We’re in the year 2015. Hot topics of conversation center on cars that can drive themselves, space tourism and head sets that can put us in virtual worlds. And still, one of the major headlines of the Wrestlemania season is how will the Read more

Birdman flies high for 2015 Academy Awards


It’s a time-honored tradition of mine to provide an Oscar recap the day after the annual Academy Awards gala each year. It’s also becoming a regular ritual to summarize what a bore the telecast was. Outside of a few moments of inspired political and social notice during acceptance speeches, the Read more

Alex's Official Predictions for the 2015 Oscars


The Oscars are set to take place Sunday night, and, as usual, most of the winners seem pretty clear-cut before the ceremony even starts. Despite the minor drama in Best Picture, the Academy’s yearly show should be fairly by the books. Could “Boyhood” win Best Picture? Of course. The BAFTA Read more

Inaugural 2015 Groucho Movie Awards


So over the past several years, as 10-15 of you have seen (thank you!), I've done my top movies of the year lists. I've ranked anywhere from my top 25 to my top 50. Even the year I did my top 50, I semi-embarrassingly felt I had to make some Read more

He Said, She Said TV Review: Better Call Saul


Better Call Saul has premiered its first three episodes. As AMC's latest groundbreaking original series spinning off from Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul has had great reviews and ratings. Joseph is a huge fan of Breaking Bad and Palmer never quite got into it. In the latest He Said, Read more

The Bachelor 2015: Episode 4 (Shameless Plug Week!)

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, TV Reviews, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | Leave a comment

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My sincerest apologies for the delay on this post – my real job that actually pays me money got in the way. Don’t worry, I have found a way to prevent this from happening in the future. I set up a Kickstarter page that opens every Monday, so you can login and donate to my cause up until midnight. If I have at least $5,000 raised by midnight, then I will write a recap and post it by noon on Tuesday. If not, then you can expect a recap at some random hour on Wednesday or Thursday.

The Kickstarter page can be found at:

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“Birdman” takes lead in Best Picture Battle

Posted on by Alex Beene in Awards Addict, Entertainment, Featured, Movies | Leave a comment

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This weekend produced two guild stunners that shook up the Oscar race in a big way. We all thought after Best Picture wins from many critics groups and the Golden Globes, “Boyhood” would easily stroll its way to victory.
Or so we thought. Read more

The Bachelor 2015: Episode 3 (Costco is for Lovers)

Posted on by Jeremy Wilson in Entertainment, Featured, Misc. TV, Reality Check, Television, TV Reviews, Weekly Posts, Weekly Review | 2 Comments

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Alternate Titles: Chris kissed me and all I got was this lousy t-shirt; or, Jillian’s little black box; or, Big time players make big time plays, and in this case the big time player is Jade.

Dear Friends Who Watched Farmer Chris Kiss Everyone on Television Last Night,

I must confess a few things before we get started…

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Fatherhood, Faith, and Film

Posted on by Joseph Williams in Entertainment, Entertainment Inspirations, Faith, Featured, Movies | 1 Comment

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My son, John (Jack) Joseph Williams III, was born on October 10, 2014. If you visit my social media page or run into me, it’s clear how much I love Jack. And most times, you’ll find me quickly veering away from my usual favorite topics of discussion (politics, film, TV, sports, and books) and talk as much as possible about Jack and being Jack’s father.

I’ve been hesitant to blog about my newfound fatherhood, though, for a variety of reasons. 1) I have no wisdom to offer or insight to provide. If anything, fatherhood simply humbles you and makes you more in awe of God the Father and his love for us. Like marriage, you begin to grasp slightly more yet still only a sliver of the all-encompassing love, grace, and sacrifice of God the Father and Christ the Son. 2) No matter what I say, it won’t be as hilarious as Seth’s “10 Things You Need to Know About Babies that Doctors Will Not Tell You.” 3) Fatherhood is the best thing that’s ever happened to me… but I don’t want to be THAT guy.

Yet here I am, a little over three months into parenting, and I’m blogging about fatherhood. What brought me to this point? Well, like most things with me, it all started with George Bailey.

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My Problem with Maroon 5’s New Video for “Sugar”

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Earlier this week, Maroon 5 released their video for Sugar, a catchy, hook-filled, bubble-gum pop of a song. Just to clarify, no shame here, I think it’s pretty good. Whatever. Read more

A Lego Movie-less Reaction to the 2015 Oscar Nominations

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For a full list of nominees, go here.

Alex: No “Lego Movie”? I mean, seriously Academy. No “Lego Movie”?

It was the snub of the morning we certainly didn’t see coming. Sure, things like “Nightcrawler’s” Jake Gyllenhaal getting the boot in favor of “American Sniper’s” Bradley Cooper were a surprise. We’re used to late-in-the-year flicks coming in and snatching of nominations from early releases, though. Read more