2008 in Review: ‘Breaking Bad’

There are few shows that can legitimately say they changed the television landscape. One of those shows is “Breaking Bad,” a series that unmistakably announced the era of Peak Television in the entertainment industry. It was a time that few forces came together in perfect harmony. There were two actors ready to begin a meteoric…

2008 in Review: ‘Kung Fu Panda’

Some would argue that Jack Black is the greatest actor in kids movies. They’d be right. The comedian has always been excellent in movies geared for younger children. Whether it was the more kid-friendly “School of Rock” or the recent “Goosebumps” flick, Black puts 100% into every role. He’s a ball of pure energy, and when…

We Bought a Pod Episode 36: Does Whatever an Ant-Man Can

Welcome back to We Bought a Pod! This week we’re checking in on the Netflix film “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” and giving our thoughts on “The Dark Knight” 10 years later. 00-  11:30: “Ant-Man and the Wasp” Spoilers-Free 11:30-36:00: “Ant-Man and the Wasp” w/Spoilers 36:00 – 56:00 – “The Dark Knight” Retrospective and Debate 56:00-End…

2008 in Review: ‘In Bruges’

Dark comedies rarely get their due. Yet director Martin McDonagh has found a way to break through the bias. McDonagh releases extremely dark comedies that feature death, violence, and cursing. I mean, Grade-A, making a sailor embarrassed of himself level cursing.  What makes McDonagh’s feature debut stand out from the crowd is the depth at which his…

Happy Friday the 13th! Let’s Celebrate the Best Film in the Franchise

It’s a Friday the 13th, so I couldn’t help but weigh in on the popular film franchise. The horror series continues has been strangely missing from pop culture since 2009, when the “Friday the 13th” semi-remake hit theaters. The film was actually a pretty solid entry in the series, giving audiences a gritty restart of…

Film Review: ‘The Ant-Man and the Wasp’ is a Solid Summer Crime Comedy

The last “Ant-Man” film was plagued with controversy. Popular geek director Edgar Wright left the project after creative disagreements with Marvel’s head honchos. This brought on Peyton Reed at the last minute, and the “Bring It On” director quickly steered the film into port. The film was a hit but still felt like it was missing something. However,…

Emmy Final Predictions

Hey all, I’m about to use this space to post my Emmy Predictions. You may say, hey AJ, you haven’t really talked about the Emmys too much this year. Why now? Because I co-own the website. So…yeah! Let’s jump in because the nominations are coming very very very soon. Drama Series 1. Game of Thrones…