Film and Television

Top 5 Scenes That Make Me Cry from Entertainment That Probably Shouldn’t

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is STILL incredibly un-fun in 2021 and I enjoy blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Scenes…

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Top 5 Favorite Lines Shouted from Offscreen in a Movie or TV Show

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because the internet is incredibly un-fun in 2020 and I miss blogging. It’s Friday and these will be fun! This week’s list… Top 5 Funniest Lines…

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Tarantino, Autobiographically

My first exposure to Quentin Tarantino came in the car with my dad. This had to have been the Fall of 1994. He and my mom had seen Pulp Fiction in theaters – why, I’m not sure, because in retrospect this movie seemed to be for neither of them – and because the movie dominated…

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Muppet Babies Characters, Ranked

Almost three years ago, I, a parent of young children, took it upon myself to provide you, presumably since you’re reading this, also the parent of young children, the service of ranking all the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters. You’re welcome. I’m happy to report that while the reign of tyranny inflicted by Mickey and the…

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Nostalgic Pointlessness

some…BODY once told me… As someone who founded a website that featured pop culture criticism and analysis virtually every day, it pains me to write this: So much of pop culture writing is pointless. Whether this is by accident, or whether marketers are brilliant, it seems that since I’ve turned 35 and aged out of…

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Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Characters, Ranked

It’s a cliché at this point to describe your noble parental intentions not to allow your child to watch television and succeed where the millions of parents before you failed, only to succumb to the relentless unhappiness and subsequent shrill shrieking of a teething/sick/overtired child and plop them in front of the idiot box and…

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Eaten Alive

I’ve been reading about last night’s Discovery Channel freakshow “Eaten Alive” (my favorite take is here, by the amazing and hilarious Sean O’Neal) where some asshole masquerading as a conservationist tries to get eaten alive by an anaconda. The mere existence of this show is infuriating. Let’s discuss why. 1. Anyone who knows me knows…

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True Blood

Last Sunday True Blood wrapped up its seven season run, after which I Tweeted and Facebooked: “Thank god that’s over. #TrueBlood” I meant it, too, because this seventh season has been a boring slog that Kristin and I have watched for the sake of completion, and basically no other reason. Without seemingly anything else to…

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Expendable

In honor of my appearance this week on the Reel Nerds Podcast discussing Expendables 3, I thought I’d take a minute to bestow upon you 5 of my favorite dumb action flicks. I appreciate good cinema as much as I appreciate a good duck confit, but sometimes you’re not in a gourmet mood and you…

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Forty-eight

This week’s episode of the podcast is all about the 48 Hour Film Project. I’ve only been a participant once, the experience of which I covered extensively here, but since I first learned of it, I’ve been a huge fan. Having to write, shoot, edit, and score a short film in two days is where…

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