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Underrated Movie Spotlight: 1994

1994. What a year! We still loved Mel Gibson enough to give his Western comedy Maverick $185 million. We were introduced to Jim Carrey the Movie Star via the physical comedy triple play of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber (yeah, those were...

#218 – Straight Outta U.N.C.L.E.

“These. Are. American-made. And very low-tech.” It’s amazing how much a difference a couple of weeks can make when considering super-cool, damn near inhuman spies. As quickly as Tom Cruise returned and thrilled us all with his amazing middle-aged physique and running skills, Henry Cavill (the Man...

#217 – You Just Got Tranked!!!

It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. I’m talking of course about the post-mortem on Josh Trank’s doomed production of Fantastic Four, a film littered with problems that range from creative differences, last minute re-shoots, and last but not least, the time honored tradition...

#216 – Cruise Control

The last few weeks have been pretty busy at Empire or Jedi. As summer draws to an end, Hollywood is dishing out all of the big-budget blockbusters they have left in order to capitalize on the remaining summer dollars, as they prepare for fall (aka Awards Season)....

#215 – Blue Balls of the Heart

This past Sunday saw the conclusion to season two of HBO’s True Detective, and while the reaction to the finale was better than previous episodes, it seems that on a whole people didn’t respond to Nic Pizzolatto’s second go-round in the detective genre as favorably as his...

#214: The One Without Dave

There comes a time in all long running odysseys where the main character takes a detour. When Superman dies, when Batman retires, when Goku trains with aliens after dying… the side characters finally get their time to shine! That’s right folks, just like Caravan of Courage, this episode...