In the midst of a global pandemic and stay at home orders all over the country, I am coping by watching movies and podcasting about them as if they were part of a Film Festival. Here is my coverage of cOVid-19 Film Festival Days 20-38: Sci-fi Showcase (April 6-24, 2020). For the spotlight review, frequent guest ad contributor Ben calls in to talk about Alex Garland’s Devs with me in a non-spoiler and spoiler review.
This week, Tiny and I share our thoughts on the incredible HBO miniseries, Chernobyl. After a brief non-spoiler review, we dive into what we loved and were horrified by in Craig Mazin’s miniseries. Then, for potpourri, we talk about Dark Phoenix, Bodyguard, Fargo, and I lament the amount of balls I keep juggling
This week, Tiny and I review episodes 5 and 6 of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on the show’s penultimate episode, “The Bells” and it’s series finale, “The Iron Throne”, respectively.
This week, Tiny and I review episodes 3 and 4 of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on “The Long Night” and “The Last of the Starks” respectively. We also share our concerns and predictions for how the series will wrap up!
Tiny and I are back and all we’re doing in this episode is talking the first two episodes of the final season of Game of Thrones. In this episode, we share our spoiler-filled thoughts on episodes 1 and 2: “Winterfell” and “A Night of the Seven Kingdoms” respectively. We also rundown 5 characters each of us think will die in The Battle of Winterfell!
In this episode, Tiny and I review Netflix’s true crime satire American Vandal and then discuss a plethora of Potpourri covering Manhunt: Unabomber, The Neon Demon, Dunkirk, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, and more! Continue reading →
It’s our 200th episode! To commemorate this milestone Tiny and I share 5 of our favorite TV shows and go into the episode we think are each show’s best, worst, and most representative of the series as a whole! We also talk about a cool sci-fi Indiegogo campaign, the new Power Rangers trailer, and more! Continue reading →
In this bonus episode, Matt and Tiny review season 1 of Netflix’s latest original series, Stranger Things, This episode is a spoiler-filled discussion, so be sure to watch the show before you listen to the episode! Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny discuss some of their favorite TV neighbor characters after discussing some news about The Dark Tower as well as some news about MoviePass. For Potpourri, they share their thoughts on Finding Dory and 13 Hours. Continue reading →
This week Matt and Tiny discuss TV shows they never finished. Specifically, they discuss what pushed them away and what would bring them back. They also talk about the latest Halloween news, Christopher Nolan’s next movie, and a big announcement from Netflix in their news segment. For Potpourri, Matt reviews Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Goosebumps, while Tiny shares his thoughts about the latest Star Trek Beyond trailer. Continue reading →
In this bonus ep, Matt welcomes Brian Davids from Film Schlubsto review Hulu’s recent event series, 11.22.63 based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. There is a spoiler-free review and a spoiler discussion included in this episode, so be warned and check the timestamps. Continue reading →
This week Tiny and I discuss a rundown of some recent movie news and trailers before we share some of our favorite TV show “one season wonders”, those television series that never found their audience and ended up cancelled after one season. Shows discussed include Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, Studio 60, Andy Richter Controls the Universe and more. We also get a call-in from Mike with his review of The Jungle Book! Continue reading →
We’re back after an impromptu hiatus! This week, while Tiny was in D.C., I invited my friend Sam (one of the contributors for ObsessiveBookNerd.com) to come discuss and review season 1 of Netflix’s Fuller House. For Potpourri, Sam offers his thoughts on Wish I Was Here and New Girl, while I talk about a few movies I’ve seen in the theater lately. 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 →
I liked it. A few really great laugh out loud moments and some good/disturbing "what the fuck has happened to the US" moments. The Giuliani scenes at the end are as advertised.Amongst all that, however, is a pretty sweet father-daughter story. It feels like they knew they had lightning in a bottle with Maria Bakalova and had Borat take a bit of a b […]
Much, much better than I expected it to be. It's a good palate cleanser after a couple of the other later Friday movies. The violence and gore effects were good. The kills were pretty inventive and (aside from some nearly incomprehensible quick cutting action) executed well.I didn't like the sort of "humanity" the movie gives Jason. He wo […]
Surprisingly not bad. I really like the way the movie incorporates both legends. I kind of wish it did more to expand Freddy's use of Jason to help bring him (Freddy) back into his victims' consciousness.The movie has plenty of super fun gore effects and some cool kills throughout it. The fighting between J-man and Fred-dog (I'm sorry) is fun […]
It's kind of insane to me how much of this movie actually kind of worked for me. The early 2000s low budget Syfy original movie aesthetic was kind of charming in some instances and Jason's first kill on the ship is really cool.It tried to return the franchise to its cheesy fun roots but ultimately doesn't really stick the "fun" part […]
Yikes. So I watched the unrated cut and, to its credit, there is some really good gore and body horror effects work in this movie.But that's about all this movie has going for it. It's a Friday the 13th movie in name only, which isn't even the case since New Line didn't have the rights to the name, apparently. So I've commended Frida […]
Not nearly the dumpster fire I was expecting it to be. Jason looks cool and the ship setting followed by Manhattan setting are surprisingly nice changes of pace for the series. Decent enough characters with none that are overtly terrible as in previous installments.