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Joe’s Five Favorite Films of 2018

Superhero movies, thrilling horror films, actually funny comedies, soft reboots and sequels — 2018 was a good year for movies. I think my stack of ticket stubs from theaters is much larger compared to any of the past few years.

Watching Christmas-Adjacent Movies

Die Hard, Lethal Weapon and Gremlins are three movies that immediately come to mind when I think of movies that take place during Christmastime, but are not Christmas movies. So, what are some Christmas-adjacent movies you could watch this December?

Sorry, Haters. Into the Spider-verse Doesn’t Suck. At All.

Drive around the block and find something else to crap on, neck-beard cynics and unappeasable uber-nerds. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse isn’t your newest victim. I mean, I’m sure it will be, anyway, but the civilized world knows it’s… amazing.

#cancelsouthpark

When Comedy Central advertised the 22nd season of South Park, it included the hashtag #cancelsouthpark. Was this a marketing ploy? A way to troll their fans? A cry for help from the show’s longtime creators? Or a preemptive strike against… Continue Reading →

Shorty’s Sentence: Second Season’s Strong

If the first season of Get Shorty on Epix was a slight detour from the original source material, then Season 2 is a straight-up exit from Elmore Leonard’s roadmap (that’s not a bad thing). And as the season finale wraps,… Continue Reading →

Chance the Rapper Takes Chance on Slice

Austin Vesely, the music video king, has his first full-length film under his belt with Slice. In the past, Vesely has collaborated with Chance the Rapper on several music videos, including “Juice,” “Everybody’s Something” and “Angels.” They worked on Slice… Continue Reading →

Book vs. Movie: The House With a Clock in Its Walls

What’s the difference between the movie The House with a Clock in its Walls and the book that it’s based on? Many reviewers are praising this new movie as a fun and spooky movie that parents can see with their… Continue Reading →

Making a Deal With the Devil: It’s the Elmore Leonard Way

Per Matt Half-way through Season 2 of Get Shorty and I can safely say that Elmore Leonard would totally approve of this adaptation of his source material. Epix has built a great ongoing storyline from the writer’s novels and molded the… Continue Reading →

The Usual Suspects Return for Get Shorty’s Second Season

Per Matt The usual suspects get in (and out of) line for Season 2 of Get Shorty. “And What Have We Learned?”

Puppets and People Tell a Mean Story in The Happytime Murders

Per Matt Not quite a mop; not quite a Muppet, these ain’t your father’s puppets. The Happytime Murders features a world where puppets cohabitate with humans. It’s sort of similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, but less groundbreaking. And so… Continue Reading →

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