Raymond Reborn: Debriefing StingRaymond

*20-30 min. read For new readers, this is my friend AJ’s blog, aka Apple Juice. He reviews movies in concise debriefs complete with stock watch, gifs, and a Juice rating. I’ve wanted to enter Juice’s world with musings of my own for quite some time. It came down to what would change me from a first ballot Hall of Fame couch potato, to someone who … Continue reading Raymond Reborn: Debriefing StingRaymond

The Mystique of Obstacle Course TV

Raise your hand if you grew up playing “Floor is Lava” with your siblings. Keep your hand raised if you’ve subsequently broken something or hurt yourself playing. Queue little brother crying for Mommy. Netflix recently released their game show version of this classic game last week and I have mixed feelings about it. One one hand, they did a great job of sticking to the … Continue reading The Mystique of Obstacle Course TV

If you were stuck on Oceanic flight 815, Which character would you want sitting next to you?

Lost employed one of the largest ensemble casts in network TV history. With over 100 main and recurring characters, the production team was able to spin an enormous web of overlapping storylines spanning decades and reaching the entire globe. We’re not here to answer the big Lost questions. Was it all real? Were they in Purgatory the whole time? Did they ever try to make … Continue reading If you were stuck on Oceanic flight 815, Which character would you want sitting next to you?

Space Force Review

Yesterday, Elon Musk and SpaceX successfully launched Americans into Space, becoming the first commercial entity to ever do so. One day prior, Greg Daniels’ Space Force was released to Netflix. The former was a smashing success. Doug and Bob have successfully attached their capsule to the ISS and the Falcon 9 rocket landed itself safely back on Earth. (For those wondering, reusable rockets can save … Continue reading Space Force Review

TV’s Best (and worst) Side Characters

Everyone has that one random recurring character that stands out above all the rest. On the flip side, there’s also the character whose very presence makes you want to throw your remote through the screen. Let’s look back at some of the best (and worst) side and recurring characters. As an example, characters like Andy Bernard who became series regulars do not count. The Worst: … Continue reading TV’s Best (and worst) Side Characters

Spaceship Earth and it’s Lovable Band of Misfits

Let me venture a guess and assume that most of you havent seen the lowest grossing comedy of 1996. We’re not talking Independance Day, Mission Impossible, or The Rock. We’re talking about the Pauly Shore classic, Bio Dome! Let me refresh your memory… A couple stoner dudes accidentally wander into the most ambitous science experiment of the decade? Classic comedy material right there. Howeva… did … Continue reading Spaceship Earth and it’s Lovable Band of Misfits

Upload Review

Many TV shows and movies today explore the future of technology and how it will impact our daily lives. Greg Daniels, who gave us the Office and many more beloved comedies, takes us down the digital afterlife rabbit hole with Upload. I could only hope that, in a mere 13 years, our society figures out self driving cars, VR/AR, printed food, drone deliveries, and more. … Continue reading Upload Review