TV Review: Love Season 3: Not just a Tale as Old as Time

“Love” has been a series that I have been in “love” (pun intended) with since the show debuted on Netflix in 2016. I was so enthralled by the show, I actually took a full day off of work to finish the first season all those years ago. When I heard that the third season would…

We Bought a Pod Episode 30: We Love, Simon, Not Ready Player One

Welcome back to another episode of WE BOUGHT A POD! AJ and Aaron break down one of the surprise hits of the year in “Love, Simon,” and then discuss Steven Spielberg‘s latest blockbuster. We also circle back to HBO’s comedies “Barry,” and “Silicon Valley.” Overall, a pretty good week in pop culture.   00-12:00 – “Love,…

Film Review: ‘Ready Player One’ Is Enjoyable, Not Great

Steven Spielberg’s latest movie “Ready Player One” is certainly a crowd-pleaser if we are to go off the reactions of the audience in attendance. As many critics have pointed out, however, that exuberance relies solely on the various IPs and meta-references that take center-stage in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel of the same name….

We Bought a Pod Episode 29: We Get Annihilated

Welcome back to We Bought a Pod! We’re kicking off episode 29 of Aaron & AJ’s podcast with a brief recap of the 2018 Oscars, before jumping into new trailers and a review of “Annihilation,” one of our early favorites of 2018. Start-9:00: The Oscars Recap 9:00-16:50: The New “Infinity War” Trailer 16:50- 21:45: New…

AJ’s Top 10 Films of 2017

When Aaron and I discuss Oscar coverage, there’s usually one thing we both complain about. Access. It’s pretty basic when you think about it. How is it that hundreds of groups across the country can proclaim a film is excellent, or worthy of Oscars if a select few thousand are the only people that have…

Josh’s Questionable 2017 Top 10

Alright, let’s be very clear about something. I like my movies like I like my orange juice, with lots of pulp (this is a lie; I hate pulpy orange juice). Do I appreciate good filmmaking? Yup. Do I tend to enjoy those that make their way to Oscar-caliber best lists? Typically not. So I want…

We Bought a Pod Episode 27: I Think We’re Alone Now

Welcome to another episode of We Bought a Pod! This week AJ talks with new We Bought a Blog contributor Ryan Alexander about horror on TV and film. We discuss the return of “Ash Vs. Evil Dead,” “The Ritual,” “Get Out,” and the upcoming “The Strangers: Prey at Night,” releasing March 9th. Times below! 00-19:35…

Aaron’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

Hellllllllo and welcome to We Bought a Blog! I’m Aaron and I am going to be doing a quick year-in-review for you guys! Before we get to the list I do want to make some things clear. 1) There are still some big movies I haven’t seen from 2017 mainly Lady Bird and Three Billboards…

Review: ‘Annihilation’ Shines Bright

When new directors are coming off highly celebrated films, it’s often tough to follow up with something as insightful. When that first film is “Ex Machina,” a film that was interested small questions like artificial intelligence and what it means to be a human, that follow-up is even more difficult. Yet that is what  Alex Garland was tasked…

Film Review: ‘Black Panther’ is the Triumph of the MCU

The first time I watched a film in the MCU, I was in a dollar theater in Sarasota. I had heard “Iron Man” was great, exciting, and something new. To be honest, I straight up did not care. To my knowledge, “Iron Man” was a kind of boring song by Black Sabbath. In 2008, if the…