“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.
Hey you with the remote in your hand. Why aren’t you watching Marjorie Prime? Why You Probably Aren’t: Ok, maybe I’ll let you off the hook here. I’m the person who usually keeps up with these things, and I have zero memory of this movie coming out in August of last year. I’m imagining it […]Read More Why Aren’t You Watching: Marjorie Prime
“Don’t you think it’s weird…that we only seem to hang out when the world’s about to end?” – Nancy, aka Nance The residents of Hawkins, Indiana have been through a lot. At least the ones we got to know back in Season 1 of Stranger Things: the Netflix show that unexpectedly became a meme-generating, merch- selling […]Read More Who You Gonna Call? Stranger Things Season 2 Gets the Gang Back Together For the Apocalypse
The House of the Devil available to stream with Shudder (free 7 day trail available) on Amazon “During the the 1980s over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive Satanic Cults…the following is based on true unexplained events” So begins Ti West’s The House of the Devil – a 2009 horror film […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 7
It (2017) in theaters now I knew I’d enjoy doing an October Watch-a-thon, but I didn’t know how much I’d love finding new ways to cheat. Unfortunately cheating is a must sometimes, especially on weekdays when I don’t have much time to write. For this one, I’m going cross-promotional. On the latest episode of Red […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 5
It Follows, Available for streaming on Netflix Hi. Cheating again. It Follows came out in 2014, and since then I’ve been talking about it to whoever would listen. It has a brilliant, original concept and commits to its story and characters in a way that’s rare in horror. There are no cheap thrills in It Follows, […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 4
The Witch, Available for streaming on Amazon Prime Alright friends, these are going to get shorter as the week wears on me. Luckily it’s easy to put my love for the 2015 horror film, The Witch, into a few appreciative sentences – the movie is visually precise, hauntingly acted and will send all those nightmares that […]Read More October Watch-a-thon, Day 3
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
As a youth, I loved seeing movies where the whole point was that grown-ups really don’t have anything figured out, that everyone’s just bumbling through adulthood, taking blind stabs in the dark and hoping they somehow add up to good decisions. The Big Chill is one of my favorites in that category – you’ve got […]Read More In “Ingrid Goes West” it’s all boozy brunches and weekends in the desert till someone gets hurt.