Blackstar and the Death of a Legend

On Friday, January 8th, the day of his 69th birthday, David Bowie released Blackstar. I overheard “Lazarus” on the WXPN while heading home and decided to check it out. On Sunday, I listened to Blackstar while making waffles (waffle-making of course being the ideal time to listen to Bowie). There is such a tragic tone to…

Flashback Friday: Guns N’ Roses Just Needs A Little Patience

News recently came out that Guns N’ Roses would be reuniting at Coachella. What better band to lead the new and not remotely improved Flashback Friday with than GnR? “November Rain” is the no brainer, but that’s been done. Instead we’ll slow things down and check out the video for the band’s power ballad, “Patience”….

A Vexation of Villains Comes Together in ‘The Hateful Eight’

The premise of The Hateful Eight is fairly simple. John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is transporting fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to Red Rock to, well, hang. Dude gets $10,000 in 1800s money for delivering Domergue to the afterlife, so naturally he’s defensive about his prize. The Hangman is especially wary when he…

'Return of the Jedi' is 131 Minutes of Bizarre

In anticipation of Star Wars returning to the big screen, I have been watching the original trilogy again (just like most of the world). The original, A New Hope, is still fun and exciting and generally great. Empire is still easily the best of the bunch with its darkness and constant mutterings of “It’s not…

Worming Through 'The Walking Dead': Start to Finish

Hey gang, I miiiiight have missed a few episodes there. Whoops! My bad. The thing is, did I really miss that much? No show speeds up to a red light quite like The Walking Dead. Let’s go through the last three episodes all in one craptastic post!   Broken Arrow Why did you have to…

What Makes 'Fargo' So Great?

We’ve been very lucky with television in the past few years, blessed with shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad. With those shows over and done with, though, there isn’t a clear winner for the title of “best show on television”. A whooooole lot of people seem to think it’s Fargo. It’s hard to argue…

Worming Through 'The Walking Dead': Now

Last week we got an extended look at what Morgan has been doing off-camera. This week, we get hand-wringing and worrying from the people of Alexandria. The zombie horde has arrived at the gates, hot on the heels of scraggly old Rick Grimes. Hand-wringing and worrying has never been The Walking Dead’s strong suit, so…

'Ash vs. Evil Dead' is a Bloody Trailer of Joy

Bruce Campbell is awesome. It’s a fact. His autobiography is awesome. That time he played elderly Elvis in an old folk’s home battling a mummy is awesome. And you can be damn sure that the Evil Dead is awesome. It’s great to know that we’ll be getting that Evil Dead awesomeness on a weekly basis…

Worming Through 'The Walking Dead': Here's Not Here

Morgan has been heavily featured on the first three episodes of The Walking Dead’s sixth season, so I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised to find out that the fourth episode was focused entirely on our stick wielding protagonist. Not only was the episode entirely focused on Morgan and his mentor Eastman, it was…

Worming Through 'The Walking Dead': Thank You

As soon as I saw that this episode was titled “Thank You”, all I could think about was The Golden Girls theme.   Thank you for eating my friend, Guts strewn up the road and back again, Your heart is goo, you’re a pal and not quite dead   With that out of the way,…

Netflunks: 'Would You Rather'

Once a month Whenever the hell he remembers to, Steve will take it upon himself to watch a random piece of shit on Netflix. This month, Steve watched the good time party film ‘Would You Rather’. Would You Rather is one of those films that tries to take a children’s game and twist it. I’m…