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satire

Jojo Rabbit Dances Around Heavy Topics

Per Matt Taika Waititi is a genius. I’ll admit it, I was late to the party to figure it out, but after watching Thor: Ragnarok, I finally came to my senses. The way he balanced the complicated character with lighthearted… Continue Reading →

Only The Simpsons Can Reveal True Holiday Nightmares

After 31 seasons, The Simpsons keeps on going, or the animated comedy just won’t stop and simply go away… quietly. Regardless, I’ve been a fan of the show for many, many years, dating back to The Tracey Ulman Show. If… Continue Reading →

Get Shorty Burns Down Its Past Before Rebuilding Season 3

Per Matt Hollywood loves a comeback story — especially if it’s full of revenge! Season 3 of Get Shorty seems to follow that storyline arc, satirizing show business and definitely bringing darkness to this black comedy. Just don’t expect an… Continue Reading →

Closing Mad Magazine: What, Me Worry?

Per MattFor 67 years, Mad Magazine has been an irreverent mainstay, satirizing everything from politics to the entertainment industry. Soon, Mad will close up shop, wrapping up production on new content and with the permanent closing of its doors, I… Continue Reading →

Fake News Gets Animated With Syfy’s Alien News Desk

Sometimes it takes a person to know a person. Other times, it takes an alien species, watching as an outsider looking in, trying to understand the human race via totally random videos. Alien News Desk is all about that fake… Continue Reading →

Is Director Matt Frame the New Lloyd Kaufman?

I like to remind people that the way I review a low-budget independent film is far different than the way I review a large-budget theater release. Independent films are made with great love and hard work. All involved are hoping that their… Continue Reading →

#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 →

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?”

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