Tag Archives: Woody Harrelson

4 Days of Blood: Part III – An Infection of Zombie Movies

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Make sure you check out The Obsessive Viewer Podcast’s episode celebrating our love of zombies.

Zombies are by far my favorite movie monster. There’s nothing about zombies that scares me, per se. I would actually go so far as to say that they’re fairly low on the list of scariest movie monsters. But zombie movies, to me, are never really about the monsters. Zombies bring out the monsters that live within us and within the people we encounter every day. Continue reading

Trailer Tuesday: True Detective (2014)

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Release Date: January 2014 [HBO drama series]

Creator: Nic Pizzolatto

Director: Cary Fukunaga

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

This week’s Trailer Tuesday just got very exciting! If you read my “Week in TV” breakdown yesterday, you probably gathered from my excitement over Boardwalk Empire’s premiere, my commitment to catching up on The Newsroom and my impulsive blu-ray purchases that I’ve got HBO on the brain.

It’s perfect timing too, considering I just saw the trailer for HBO’s new drama series True Detective starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Continue reading

Double Feature: Recount (2008) & Game Change (2012)

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I’m not a political person at all. I feel like politics are the world’s most successful reality show, wherein the media distributes ultimately meaningless drama to a mass audience that willfully accepts the bastardization of important issues. Political debates have devolved into competitions where the goal is to discredit your opponent rather than espouse your own ideals and solutions. The nature of political discourse is so off-putting to me that it’s easy to see why I stick to television and movies.

But given the sheer importance of politics in our society, the toxic wasteland of vitriolic rhetoric often yields truly compelling stories. The 2000 presidential election left the entire nation in rapt suspense as we spent weeks unsure of who our next president would be. Likewise, the 2008 presidential campaign was as deeply historic as it was fiercely fought. Continue reading