In this week’s episode, we review the newly released Netflix/Joe Swanberg Jake Johnson movie, Win it All and then we get into another extended potpourri section. In potpourri, we discuss Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, MST3K: The Return, Flashpoint, Atlas Shrugged, Defiance Comedy’s Spaceship to Nowhere, and much more. Continue reading →
In this week’s episode, Tiny and I review and discuss the Netflix original documentary series Making a Murderer. We begin with a brief general review before we dive into a more spoiler-heavy discussion 16:10 into the episode. For Potpourri, I talk about The Jinx, Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, Absinthe, and Pontypool while Tiny talks about the documentary Best of Enemies. Continue reading →
This week Tiny and I share our thoughts on a couple of random picks from our Netflix lists. Tiny’s pick was The Source Family, a documentary about a hippy cult in the ‘60s. My pick was The Crow, the notorious supernatural revenge movie.
For potpourri, Tiny talks up The Walking Dead premiere while I talk about some new Fall TV shows I sampled. Before all of that however, I gush about my experience at the Artcraft Theatre’s Sci-Fright Frenzy marathon in Franklin, Indiana. Continue reading →
Well, here we are. We’ve reached the end of season 2 of House of Cards and the end of my episode-by-episode reviews. I hope you enjoyed going through this season of the show with me. It’s been fun (and a bit tedious at times, to be honest) to bring you reviews of every episode. But I did it for you and for the sake of the “country” of Netflix users. One nation, Underwood.
We’re coming up on the end of the season now and some of the bigger pieces are starting to fall into place. Doug is getting closer to relapsing while Frank lies to a prosecutor and further manipulates a fatigued President Walker. Continue reading →
Chapter 22 (directed by Jodie Foster) takes the war between Frank and Tusk to personal levels. The Underwoods deal with scandal from an enemy unwilling to back down. Even when the couple deals with an aggressive offensive from Tusk, the billionaire still has more tricks up his sleeve. Continue reading →
Chapter 21 proves that House of Cards knows how to handle a bridge episode. Despite nothing truly substantial happening in this installment, the show still managed to create an engaging episode that promises to yield dividends in the coming episodes. Continue reading →
In this episode of House of Cards, Frank discovers who’s providing money to the Republicans for a scathing midterm election smear campaign. Meanwhile, Doug takes a trip to China and the Underwoods switch communications directors. Continue reading →
Things are heating up as I get closer to the halfway point of my unnervingly slow trek through a show that’s by all accounts designed to be binge viewed. But I’m committed to analyzing each episode I watch before moving on to the next stellar marriage of writing, acting and directing. Continue reading →
“One heartbeat away from the Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.”
I’m back with my second review of House of Cards season 2. In the second episode of the Netflix series’ sophomore season, Frank dips his feet in the presidential arena of power plays and deceit as he’s officially sworn in as VP. Meanwhile, Claire deals with something from her past resurfacing and Lucas (Sebastian Arcelus) looks into the truth on his own. Continue reading →
Last year, in celebration of Netflix’s high-profile jump into original programming, I wrote a review of the first season of House of Cards. I loved it. It quickly became one of my favorite shows on television; a statement I find humorous considering it isn’t on conventional television.
As such, I have been very eagerly awaiting the February 14th premiere of season 2 of this groundbreaking political thriller. As a result of my eagerness, I’ve decided to review each episode of season 2 individually, as I view them. Continue reading →
When I was around 15 or 16 years old and Netflix just had their "DVD by mail" service, I "discovered" Seven Samurai and was really awestruck by it. Even though I probably was too young and inexperienced to really appreciate the nuances and influence it had on film, I was still enamored with the characterization, the drama, the action, the […]
A pretty dry look at Mifune's career and his relationship with Kurosawa, in particular. I really wish it had dived deeper into Mifune's life and personality. Unfortunately it doesn't spend much time on the topics it covers. Instead, it's pretty much an overview of the subject of Mifune, with bits of Japanese history and Japanese cinema th […]
Started off kind of rocky with some bits that didn't land as hard for me and/or had their punchlines spoiled in the trailer. There was also some distracting editing throughout it that I assume for one reason or another was due to the three leads being so young. But aside from those quibbles, Good Boys is really funny in a way that plays up the innocence […]