A year ago to this day, television changed forever. Youth culture was revolutionized by a man who printed out his emails and a printing magnate turned failed gubernatorial candidate. That’s right. Quibi was launched. The only service that asked the … Continue reading Requibiem for a Dream Night Thread 4/6
Welcome to another week of The Phantom Empire! Today’s installment is called “Jaws of Jeopardy,” a cool title for what will surely be a profoundly uncool installment. There seems to be a weird phenomenon going on where I’m hot and … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 8: “Jaws of Jeopardy”
Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome back to The Phantom Empire! Yes, this is still going on, and yes, we are only halfway through it. After last week’s surprisingly good episode, anything could happen today! The protagonist could even have an … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 7: “From Death to Life”
Welcome one and all to The Phantom Empire, now written on time instead of a few hours late! After last week got me tired of this serial due to its long, pointless wheel-spinning and lack of Pete-Oscar first date scenes, … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Chapter Six: “Disaster From The Skies”
And so we begin The Phantom Empire! Approximately eight hours late. I originally posted these Monday at 1 PM, but having fully gone off schedule this week, I have decided to commit to a different schedule. In true Gene Autry … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 5- “Beneath the Earth”
The Oscars are here! The nominations for the year’s top films have been released, and they’re… pretty good! There are definitely some interesting choices, but with that come some snubs, etc etc. The ceremony is April 25, and with that … Continue reading The 2021 Academy Awards Viewing Guide
Welcome back to The Phantom Empire, where Gene Autry, Radio’s Singing Cowboy, gets into it with some underground city dwellers! Last week, we left off during an exciting high-speed chase, where Gene’s out-of-control car flipping over headfirst and crashing directly … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 4: “The Phantom Broadcast”
Welcome back to The Phantom Empire, a few hours later than usual! I wish I could say that I was too busy fighting Muranians in their horse parking lot, but I actually forgot all about having to do this and … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 3: “The Lightning Chamber”
What a night. I’m not going to bother doing the same Golden Globes jokes you’ve heard for a few weeks now, because the year’s dumbest awards ceremony is over, and it was fine! The presentation was not always great, but … Continue reading The Avocado Predicts the 2021 Golden Globes- Winners!
Hello, Avocado! The “Oscar pool” is a common thing that nerds do when they want to win money because they can guess the tastes of Hollywood. Since the Oscar nominations haven’t come out yet, and my brother challenged me to … Continue reading The Avocado Predicts the 2021 Golden Globes
Hello, everyone, and welcome back to Part 2 of my coverage of the 1935 Gene Autry singing cowboy sci-fi serial The Phantom Empire! I know I said this would go up on Friday, but I have essays to write about … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 2: “The Thunder Riders”
If you haven’t come to Captain Video’s Sunday evening Tutturu screenings, I highly recommend them. We watch a series of educational shorts and early 20th century public domain films, and they’re usually a mix of fun, boring, and fairly educational! … Continue reading The Phantom Empire, Part 1: “The Singing Cowboy”
When I signed up for this thread I was going to talk about the film French Exit, which you would have been able to watch from your very own home. Since I signed up for this thread, Michelle Pfeiffer has … Continue reading The French Exit Day Thread
Good morning, everyone. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and ninety Europeans are pretending that musicals are still regularly made in Hollywood. All awards shows are dumb, but I have special affection for the Golden Globes, the dumbest … Continue reading Golden Globes 2021 Nominations Thread!
Promising Young Woman is out on Premium VOD today ($20), so I figure I would put up a spoiler space for it! I was going to wait until it hit $5 VOD in a few weeks, but it seems like … Continue reading Spoiler Space: Promising Young Woman (2020)
Hello everyone! It is a nice Tuesday morning in January and the AV Club is resetting its 11 Questions interview feature with a new 11 Questions. I figure we could answer last year’s old questions as a sort of “introduce … Continue reading The Avocado Answers The A.V. Club’s 11 Questions: 2020 Edition
Hello everyone! I have finished tallying your votes, and the top TV shows of 2020, according to The Avocado, have been decided! You mentioned 95 dramas, 87 comedies, and 35 unscripted shows, so I had to do a lot of … Continue reading The Pits: 2020 TV Results!
Editor’s Note: Feel free to post as big or as small of a list as you would like below but please keep your lists contained to these posts and do not make your own post or fill up the OT … Continue reading The Pits: Best in TV 2020
I finally watched Twin Peaks: The Return. It took me eight months, and watching it by myself made me feel like I missed many important parts by not discussing its unique qualities with other people. In what would count as … Continue reading Twin Peaks: The Return Discussion Thread
Talia Lavin, freelance writer (The New Yorker, The New Republic), is a very good Twitter follow. Her new book, Culture Warlords, is about the white supremacist online movement, and she’s written several interesting pieces concerning the subject. But most importantly, … Continue reading The Chefclub Night Thread (10/29)
Everybody loves The Matrix. The surprise smash hit of Spring 1999 rode a wave of leather jackets, nu-metal, and your older brother saying “what if… life… was the real simulation?” into $465.3 million dollars at the box office and four Oscar wins. … Continue reading Late to the Party: The Matrix Trilogy