McWhat? [McMillions]

Midway through the first episode of McMillions I thought I was watching a mockumentary. It occurred right around the time when Agent Doug Matthews (one of the lead investigators) laughed for the first time. Right as he leaned forward, showed both rows of teeth in a donkey grin that curled his nose and wrinkled his forehead, right aroundContinue reading “McWhat? [McMillions]”

A Courseload of [Breaking Bad]

The concept of Breaking Bad is so tantalizing as we shuffle through life, wishing it was more exciting, imagining a path to greater success, praying that which hinders would disappear. Amidst the slog, Vince Gilligan creates a show that makes it appear like we are one break from unbridled wealth and a life’s storyline worthy of television.Continue reading “A Courseload of [Breaking Bad]”

Hollywood Cats

In the midst of a sea-change in the elitist and demographically uninspiring world of film, cats have every right to post their picket signs along with women and minorities. #OscarsSoDogs, amiright?  Think about the great dog roles of our generation. Old Yeller, Marley, Beethoven, Benjy, Lassie, Air Bud, the list goes on. Now consider theContinue reading “Hollywood Cats”

The Closing Scene of [Mindhunter] (Season 2)

The closing scene of Mindhunter season two lasts one minute and nine seconds. One minute and nine seconds of the freakiest shit in television. When I first watched this scene, I behaved like a person pretending to be a person watching a horror movie. I turned away. I grabbed my hair. I covered my eyesContinue reading “The Closing Scene of [Mindhunter] (Season 2)”

Animated Dogs…Who Knew? [The Call of the Wild]

I was an unwilling participant in my emotional investment in The Call of the Wild, a movie hemorrhaging money and featuring an overly-obviously animated dog as the main character. However, I not only connected with this movie, I was laughing from the moment Buck ripped through his home in the opening scene, bouncing his owners childrenContinue reading “Animated Dogs…Who Knew? [The Call of the Wild]”

The Man the Internet Created [My Dad, the Facebook Addict]

Vincent Levine is a 56-year-old retired schoolteacher who loves memes, Facebook, and his family, in that order. And it’s impossible not to wonder, as his addiction plays out in this ten-minute video, how he is the way he is. Don’t get me wrong, this may be my favorite video on the internet (Vindog, please don’tContinue reading “The Man the Internet Created [My Dad, the Facebook Addict]”

Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 2) [Succession]

If you have not yet read Part 1 of Who is more full of shit? Check it out before continuing if you want to get caught up. The Pierces had more significant moments where they revealed themselves to be full of shit. But the converse needs to be examined as well. Which family had moreContinue reading “Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 2) [Succession]”

Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 1) [Succession]

Click here to go to the Did you blank it? homepage. An Introduction In the fifth episode of the second season, ‘Tern Haven,’ the Roys go to meet the Pierces, a moment so couched in significance that Jesse Armstrong could’ve just left it as is, and the episode would have been phenomenal. But nothing isContinue reading “Who is more full of shit? The Pierces or The Roys (Pt. 1) [Succession]”

Can We Talk About [Jaws]?

This is admittedly a hot take but hear me out. Every good movie does the same thing well… the intrigue and fear of the unnamed terror. This build could be considered the easy part of the genre. Whether people are dying or getting the shit scared out of them, most monster movies find some wayContinue reading “Can We Talk About [Jaws]?”

The Ring Thing [The Fortress of Solitude]

The Fortress of Solitude is a coming of age in the city novel that captures the emotion of childhood’s isolation and desire for belonging in a uniquely powerful way. Its uniqueness is its strength. The coming of age novel is not new, often trite and draped in clichés, written by authors who are more interested inContinue reading “The Ring Thing [The Fortress of Solitude]”