I’m going to share with you the strangest time capsule into a time long since past that I have ever encountered. The year, you ask? Only 2012. Yeah. Seven years ago. But when you see the bizarreness that is about to unfold, you’re going to see exactly what I mean when I say, “Sweet Jesus, … More I Found the Most Dated Super Bowl Ad of All Time…and it’s from 2012.
Buh-duh. Buh-duh. Ba-duh-duh-duh-duh-duh. We’ve all heard that intense, driving two-note score that John Williams wrote for Jaws in 1975, and have subsequently held our breath as we watch the camera push through water along the ocean floor, driving steadily upwards towards flailing limbs just waiting to be chomped by what lies beneath. The only thing … More Shark Week? Try Shark Semicentury.
Well, this was bound to happen at some point. It may as well happen now. Whenever I am asked/freely spout to anyone who will humor me about my favorite actors, I begin by listing off the well-known stars: Hugh Jackman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Farrell, Chris Pratt… Always, the final name on the list is Jack … More The Inevitable Jack Davenport Appreciation Post
One of my earliest memories was playing in my grandfather’s living room while he watched TV. I remember him laughing merrily at the screen, and I would occasionally look up. I couldn’t tell you for the life of me what the film on the screen was, but I distinctly remember three silhouettes sitting in the … More What I Need from the MST3k Reboot
Post originally appeared on Chapman Club 55’s Blog. Hello. My name is Jessica Johnson. And within maybe an hour, MAYBE an hour of meeting me, you’ll always discover that I am a psychopath: my nerdom for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, franchise, even nautical history is…a lot. A lot to even handle, sometimes. It’s a … More Reading Too Much Into Trailers #3: Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Men Tell No Tales
Sherlock. Once Upon a Time. Bates Motel. In the winter of 2013, I found a renewed faith in TV thanks to the recommendation (or, rather, the persistant insistance) of a good friend. As luck would have it, it would appear that all three of these shows are coming to an end at around the same … More Saying Goodbye to the Shows That Made Me Love TV
Well, that’s a wrap on a pretty insane year all told. I want to look back at 2016, warts and all, the good and the bad. I’m gonna do so in the only way I know how: through a movie reference. My favorite film of 2016 was undoubtedly La La Land (Chazelle, 2016), and my favorite song from … More Another Day of Sun: A Tribute to 2016