The career of Renée Zellweger continues to fascinate in its diversity. The actress first gained attention as an excellent RomCom foil in Jerry Maguire. Despite missing out on that Oscar nomination (which would have been extremely deserved), she quickly became an awards season mainstay. From 2001 to 2007, she received six Golden Globe nominations and won a … Continue reading Home Video Catchup: ‘Judy’ Gives Renée Zellweger a Standout Role, But the Film Lacks Depth
Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own
Back in 2013, the phenomenon that was Frozen stormed into theaters. At the time, I worked at Disney and for a couple weeks, there were very few requests for anything outside of Olaf or Sven. However, the mood eventually changed, and as the ugly winter of 2013 continued, audiences became hooked. The Idina Menzel ballad "Let It … Continue reading Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own
We Bought A Pod Episode 59 – Can you Feel the Ennui Tonight?
We are back! This time we are bringing you Cats, Cats (tm), and SDCC Comic-Con Trailers! Be sure to download, rate, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Thanks for listening!
Review: ‘The Dirt’ is a Gross, Despicable, and Frustrating Bro Film
Growing up in the mid-2000s, classic rock and '80's metal became the bedrock of my musical foundation. AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Guitar Hero tracks blasted through the speakers of my '77 Malibu. A band that certainly made the rotation was Mötley Crüe, who I got to see perform live in 2006. To say I was a fan … Continue reading Review: ‘The Dirt’ is a Gross, Despicable, and Frustrating Bro Film
Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton
After the massive success that has been Bohemian Rhapsody, there was never any doubt movies would follow it. That said, Rocketman, which tells the story of Elton John, came much faster than expected. Obviously, the film began production before Bohemian Rhapsody was released, but if the trailer says anything, its that Rocketman could be a much more complete film. Leading … Continue reading Trailer: New ‘Rocketman’ Trailer Really Shows Off the Music, the Fantasy, and Taron Egerton as Elton
Trailer: ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Without The Beatles
When I was in middle school, I got my very first record by The Beatles. To be honest, I got a bunch right in a row, including Rubber Soul, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Abbey Road, and One. The British quartet remains one of my favorite bands to this day, making me a super basic white dude. As such, the … Continue reading Trailer: ‘Yesterday’ Imagines a World Without The Beatles
We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary!
WHAT'S THIS? We're back with a Christmas present for everyone! Sandy Claws swung by with a new episode on The Nightmare Before Christmas! Our timing couldn't be better, with the 25th Anniversary of the film wrapping up. 00:00 - 7:00 - Intro Discussion on The Nightmare Before Christmas 7:00 - 9:30 - Plot Synopsis 9:30 … Continue reading We Bought a Cabin in the Woods: The Nightmare Before Christmas 25th Anniversary!
REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ But Disney Leaned Too Hard on the Nostalgia
As the Banks children duck beneath trees, a wild and crazy ride unfolds on the roads in front of them. The sounds of ceramic cracking bounces through the theater and an evil wolf grows crazy at the mere thought of their progress. The score swells, and the animation is crisp. The insane madcap scene amps … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ But Disney Leaned Too Hard on the Nostalgia
Review: ‘Dumplin’ Embraces the Camp and Culture Surrounding Dolly Parton
The legend of Dolly Parton is almost as large as her hair. The singer/songwriter/entertainer deserves her place as an American treasure. There's something about her that will always scream Americana, but her meta-humor about her career makes her stand out as an idol. There may never have been a more self-aware celebrity, and in the process, … Continue reading Review: ‘Dumplin’ Embraces the Camp and Culture Surrounding Dolly Parton
2019 Golden Globe Nominations and Quick Reactions
It's Golden Globe Nomination day! Let's go through the categories and check out the nominees. Vice led the way with 6 nominations, with A Star Is Born, Green Book, and The Favourite all with 5 nominations as well. BlacKkKlansman even scored 4 nominations for it's big guns, including John David Washington and Spike Lee. Let's jump into the nominations below! 76th Golden Globe Nominations Film … Continue reading 2019 Golden Globe Nominations and Quick Reactions