The most depressing New York Giants season of the century mercifully came to an end yesterday. After a decade filled with almost nothing but incompetence, it felt like we truly reached rock bottom over the course of the last six weeks of this regular season. Those six weeks included injuries, Mike Glennon, Jake Fromm, the … Continue reading Losers.
There seemed to be primarily two types of film fans in the world at the beginning of 2021. Some were completely pessimistic about the direction the film industry was heading. They were anxious about the impact the pandemic would have on the future of moviegoing and could not imagine a positive resolution down the road. … Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2021
They are finally happening. The 93rd Oscars take place this Sunday night. There is no doubt in my mind that they will be the weirdest Oscars of my lifetime. My expectations for the show are mixed following the strange and brutal year in film we just went through. Overall, I'm just hoping for a fun … Continue reading 2021 Oscars: Predictions and Picks
It's my second year of doing this and I still haven't come up with a clever name for these awards. On Sunday night, this year's delayed Oscar ceremony will take place. Over 14 months after Parasite's historic Best Picture win, the Academy will finally hand out their awards to the "best" films and performances of 2020, … Continue reading Celebrating The Films of 2020 With Awards That Don’t Exist at The Oscars
The actual ceremony may still be over a month away, but this morning we finally received the nominees for the 2021 Academy Awards. The pandemic made this one of the strangest movie years and awards seasons of all time, but perhaps the most bizarre thing about the Academy's nominees this year is that.. they're actually … Continue reading 2021 Oscar Nominations: Snubs, Surprises, Winners, and Losers
"How do you measure the value of art that can't stand on its own?" Sometimes, it can be hard to believe that it has been nearly 13 years since Marvel took over the pop culture landscape with 2008's Iron Man. Perhaps what's even more unbelievable though, is the fact that they are still as dominant at … Continue reading WandaVision, the MCU, and Art That Can’t Exist on Its Own – My Take
Much like the year itself, it's hard to look back on film in 2020 without a great deal of complicated emotions. Every aspect of our society was upended by the coronavirus pandemic, including the film industry. Movie theaters across the United States closed their doors in mid-March because of the virus, and while many of … Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2020
"Been there." Every once in a while the rare movie comes along that is not only able to capture the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of an entire generation—but actually portray them on screen in an accurate way. Shithouse, Cooper Raiff's debut film that won this year's SXSW Grand Jury Award, does just that. This film is the … Continue reading Shithouse: A Movie for People who Don’t Know What They are Doing – Review
Whether it's located on a billboard, in a movie theater hallway, a dorm room, or a basement—a spectacular film poster has the ability to grab any movie fan's attention. I have always believed that film posters are much more than just marketing material, they are an art form in their own right. In fact, some … Continue reading The Top 15 Greatest Movie Posters of All Time
School is usually something that is on the top of American's minds during this time of year. College kids are heading back to campus, teachers are putting together curriculums, and kids across the country are mourning the end of the summer. We're all used to these annual traditions. This year however, due to the covid-19 … Continue reading The Pledge of Allegiance is Actually Pretty Weird – My Take
On December 31st 2019, as we were all getting drunk and shouting "HAPPY NEW YEAR," none of us had any idea what the prolonged hangover that we call 2020 would eventually go on to look and feel like. From environmental disasters—such as the Australian wildfires that took place in January—to the global coronavirus pandemic that … Continue reading The Top Ten Worst Things That Have Happened in 2020
Earlier this week, it was announced that Warner Bros. had removed Tenet from its release calendar. This news came as no surprise to film fans, as the rising Covid-19 cases across the United States continue to keep theaters shut down. Still though, this news was a major blow to the exhibition industry, since many cinemas … Continue reading What’s Going on With Tenet, And Should it be Released Online?
In terms of sitcoms that premiered in the 2010s, there is a case to be made that New Girl sits at the top. In a time when network sitcoms were, and are, losing relevance—especially amongst young people—the show managed to utilize its hoard of memorable characters and eccentric sense of humor to cultivate a massive audience, and … Continue reading Every Season of New Girl – Ranked
After years of public debate, discussion, and controversy—Washington's NFL team will finally have a new name and logo. The team made this announcement on Monday, after completing a "thorough review" that began on July 3rd. Now, I have no fucking idea what that review consisted of, but calling the ten full days that you took … Continue reading Quick Thoughts: Stop Pretending To Be Mad That The Redskins Are Changing Their Name
2020 has been strange. The coronavirus pandemic has pretty much altered every single aspect of our society in major ways, including the film industry. We've seen the release dates of several 2020 films shift around the calendar (still waiting on you to figure it out Tenet), we've seen next year's Academy Awards be pushed back to … Continue reading At the Halfway Point of the Year, What Are the Top Five Movies of 2020 So Far?
So, a few months ago I made a realization. It came after I analyzed my morning routine one day. I'm sad to say that I, like most detached 20-somethings, immediately check my phone when I wake up in the morning. I don't just check any messages or emails I may have though—I check Twitter. Truthfully, … Continue reading Two Things: I Have a Love/Hate Relationship With Twitter. And We Have a Really Shitty Way of Discussing Social Media in This Country – My Take
Netflix's claim to the title of "New Age Entertainment King" has remained as strong as ever during quarantine. Even with the recent launch of several new streaming services such as HBO Max and Disney Plus—as well as the existence of longtime competitors like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video—Netflix has found a way to maintain their … Continue reading The Top Ten Netflix Original Movies
It seems as if right after Warner Bros. announced they'd be pushing back the release date of the film that was supposedly going to reopen cinemas, Christopher Nolan's Tenet, theater companies began announcing plans to restore the theatrical experience. In fact, the three biggest theater chains in America have all announced plans to reopen their theaters … Continue reading AMC, Regal, and Cinemark Announce Plans to Open Theaters in July. Will Moviegoers Show Up?
So, I don't really know how I ended up here. And I don't mean on this earth because public school health class took care of that mystery a long time ago. Ah, to be young again. What I meant though, is I don't know how I ended up writing this blog. I guess sometimes when … Continue reading Coffee (Yup, the Whole Thing is Really Just About Coffee) – My Take
Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson's newest film, The King of Staten Island, is a warm, heartfelt comedy that felt like it was made for the at home viewing experience. While it is certainly not a perfect movie by any means, its strengths outweigh its flaws. The King of Staten Island tells a story that is largely … Continue reading The King of Staten Island is the Best Comedy of the Year – Review
Few cinematic voices carry as much weight in a time like this as Spike Lee's does. Lee has been commenting on, critiquing, and filming the issues currently at the center of our culture for over 30 years. His newest film, Da 5 Bloods—which opens with words from Muhammad Ali and closes with a speech from Martin … Continue reading Da 5 Bloods: It’s Nice to Hear From Spike Lee Right Now – Review
Perhaps no single person has had a bigger impact on the comedy landscape this century than Judd Apatow. Through the absurdly high number of television shows and films that he has written, directed, and produced—Apatow has created a genre unto himself, all while helping launch some of the biggest comedic stars working today. Despite his … Continue reading Judd Apatow – Ranked
Well, sports are coming back. Even with the entire country in a necessary state of disarray at the moment, the return of professional sports on television is something to look forward to. To be fair though, I do think it is a little bit dangerous to praise the return of the NBA for being a … Continue reading Basketball’s Back & I’m Excited For Weird-Looking Sports
Like many Americans, recently I have been consumed by the news, conversations, and protests that have taken place throughout this country in response to the murder of George Floyd and so many others before him. Also like many Americans, I have struggled to find the right words or the right sentiments needed to find any … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Importance of the Conversations Taking Place Right Now & the Role Art Can Play in All of This – My Take
It's almost impossible to overstate the magnitude of the transformation that television has undergone since the start of the 21st century. Shows like The Sopranos, The Wire, The Office, Chappelle's Show, Survivor, Lost and many others changed television forever in the first decade of this century. But, 2010s television certainly met—and quite possibly even exceeded—the heights that the small screen reached from … Continue reading My Hottest Take: In 2016 Chris Gethard, Jason Mantzoukas, and Paul Scheer Gave Us The Single Greatest Television Episode of the Past Decade