In theaters Friday, February 3: 80 for Brady is an absolutely improbably comedy about four women desperate to meet Tom Brady, who is still playing for the Patriots. I hate this. I refuse to believe–no matter what they tell Kelly Clarkson–Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin, Jane … Continue reading Box Office Weekend: February 2023
Who’s that sad little scrap of paper? You really wanna know? Back in the late 20th Century, an ad exec named David McCall hired songwriter David Dorough and a bunch of animators, and their series of shorts became a Saturday morning staple that assuredly everyone … Continue reading What To Watch: 02/01/2022
For our Tuesday recs of the last week of January, we’ve got two documentaries and a fake documentary (not quite the same as a mockumentary)–represented below by very real Chuck D, mostly real Pamela Anderson, and completely fake Philomena Cunk. JASON’S PICK:Cunk on Earth [Netflix]Philomenia … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/31/2022
It’s about as quiet a Sunday as you’re ever gonna find… almost… too quiet. Good time for a certain zombie-adjacent show based on a video game to sneak Ron Swanson into the mix.
The Last of Us [HBO, 9p]
As a fan of the games, i’m loving this show. And it is just going to get better… Nick Offerman makes his debut tonight. It’s already been renewed for a second season. Woo hoo! Just don’t call them zombies. They are clickers people!
Michigan Hell House [Travel Channel, 9p]
I doubt I’m going to watch this and it’s not really my scene, but this show (event?) featuring the “Ghost Brothers” looking into a haunted abode in the Wolverine State looks pretty fun.
BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
- Former judge Michael Desiato’s soul has been in an asylum since pretty much the first episode of Showtime’s sadness porn Your Honor. Expect more frustrated incorporated nightmares as Bryan Cranston’s now-very-beardy judge continues to spiral three episodes into its second season.
- And we’ve got a ton of action in the LHV (Lifetime-Hallmark Vortex) to close out the week. UP brings us the wonderfully (specifically) named romantic movie Finding Love in San Antonio, about someone (presumably) finding love in San Antonio–hopefully a pair of them or else it might get too weird for an upbeat UP flick. OWN has the returning reality show Dark Nights in the City about true crime stories in NYC. Finally, in the home base of Lifetime, it’s the no-frills title of Vacation Home Nightmare, where we’re gonna guess the stalking takes place in a vacation home, but there’s definitely gonna be some stalking.
Michael B. Jordan is best known for his superserious roles in films like Fruitvale Station and Creed, but he was also just about the only (intentionally) funny moments in Space Jam: A New Legacy. Sometimes this knd of choice of host can pay dividents (notably … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/28/2022
At the climax of a crazy episode of 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin gives Tracy Morgan/Jordan a meta-heavy and self-deferential speech about how doing small screen work will finish an A-list movie career. In the coda, Tom Hanks calls George Clooney to tell Brad Pitt to … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/27/2022
CRITICAL RACE THEORY! Now that all the right-wing racists are gone, today’s a good day to learn what the 1619 Project is really all about, in a documentary of the same name featuring its author itself Nikole Hannah-Jones. We’ve also got Natasha Lyonne playing, essentially, … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/26/2022
It’s a good day for magic and intrigue and colorful costumes, themes that run through all three of our recommendations in one way or another. JASON’S PICK:Extraordinary [Hulu]It’s the latest in the everpresent Superpowers Are Mundane genre (The Boys, Peacemaker, etc.). In this quirky British … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/25/2022
A pair of growing shows in search of an audience hit season two today and that’s where our recommendations are today: KATHERINE’S PICK:How I Met Your Father [Hulu]The spin-off is back for 20 suspenseful episodes (Jesse might not be her father, but they’re a thing, … Continue reading What To Watch: 01/24/2022
Back to the Monday world, which unfortunately often acts like a Monday as the new content pickings can be slim. But you just need to know where to look, and today we’re suggesting Netflix, ID, and Acorn are good places to find them, we think. … Continue reading What to Watch: 01/23/2022