I've always been a fan of The Addams Family, though admittedly I've never read the comic or seen the stage musical. The old TV show, though? Loved it. The 90s movies? Loved them (and harbored a crush on Christina Ricci for a good 20 years). The cartoon series? Loved it. So yeah, I was already predisposed … Continue reading And Now the Scariest Thing of All, Suburbia – The Addams Family
I hope you enjoyed my weeklong streak of reviews, and if not, I hope you enjoyed the week off you had from my ramblings. I was on vacation, visiting my family in upstate New York, introducing them to my girlfriend, and meeting my newborn nephew. He was due this week, but he came early on … Continue reading Gaga on Dick – Golden Globe Nominees Announced!
Normally I only care about the Oscars when it comes to Awards Season. I certainly reference the other major ceremonies and union shows because they can portend the results on the Academy's biggest night, but for the most part, I don't really pay that much attention. But now that I'm doing this blog, and we're … Continue reading Independent Spirit Nominees Announced for 2018
In preparation for Eighth Grade, written and directed by comedian Bo Burnham, my girlfriend and I watched his 2016 special, Make Happy. It was weird, confusing, and utterly brilliant, because he was able to combine stage effects, music, and jokes to send up everything from pop culture to technology to politics to race relations. In particular, there … Continue reading It Like, Um, Kinda, You Know, Isn’t That Good – Eighth Grade