“Zombies? How 2011.” That was a friend’s response to me telling them about Cargo, a new Netflix original movie that debuted on the streaming site last Friday. Originally conceived as a short film and then expanded into feature-length by Australian co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke, Cargo does indeed fall into a familiar category. You know, the “post-nearly-apocolyptic-event […]Read More An old world’s violent end in the Australian zombie flick Cargo
Hey, you there – sitting on the couch trying to distract yourself from the trashfire current events of 2018. Question for you. Why aren’t you watching Barry? Why You Probably Aren’t: I mean I don’t know, maybe you are?? The truth is that despite being a dear, old friend, TV and I just aren’t as close as […]Read More Why Aren’t You Watching: Barry
10 Cloverfield Lane is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The Cloverfield Paradox is streaming on Netflix. You’ve only got two hours to watch something (let’s assume you’re a grown-up with stuff in the morning), so which is it gonna be? It’s time for a round of Stream This Not That Is the Cloverfield franchise really […]Read More Stream This Not That: 10 Cloverfield Lane vs The Cloverfield Paradox
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“Love loves to love love,” or something like that. What is it about February 14th that brings out the grinch in me? The gender-normative stereotype reinforcing? The forced sappiness and craven branding of emotional expression? The sugar crash that inevitably awaits me after I eat an entire box of cheap chocolates at work that day? […]Read More “Happy Valentine’s Day, no one!” Ten romantic-ish popculture recommendations for February.
American Horror Story, Season 1 “Murder House” Available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime It’s day 2 of October Watch-a-thon and I’m already cheating. This feels right. Here’s a slightly tweaked repost of something I wrote back in 2014 about why the first season of AHS is really the only one you need: Most […]Read More OCTOBER WATCH-A-THON, Day 2
Community, Season 2 Episode 6 “Epidemiology”, Available for streaming on Hulu To say I watch this episode of television every year for Halloween is a lie – I watch it much, much more often than that. In my opinion it is as perfect a twenty minutes and six seconds of tv as you’ll find out […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 1
When Orphan Black premiered in 2013, I knew right away it was a show I would root for – a Canadian sci-fi thriller airing on BBC America featuring a lead performance (performances?) with a stunningly high level of difficulty – all resting on the shoulders of an unknown actress whose name we would soon learn. […]Read More The Future is Female and Scary AF as Orphan Black Returns for its Final Season
Why aren’t you watching The Good Place? why you probably aren’t: well, for starters, it’s a network comedy, unlike most of the shows you’re probably watching, which are produced by some rogue cable channel where they can say all the bad words or are streamed by an obscure new content producer like Yahoo Dating. Nope, […]Read More Why aren’t you watching: The Good Place