Category TV/Film

Smiling Through Sadness With Wes Anderson

In a few words, Wes Anderson’s eighth and most recent film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is funny, beautiful, quick, clever, star-studded, and strange. It’s the same description easily applied to any of his previous works, and also the standard veil for a strong undertone of sadness Anderson places at the center of the film. Following […]

Hey Arnold! Still Informs Every Day of My 23 Year Old Life

When I was in the 4th grade, I was just like any other nine year old: naïve, curious, and impressionable. In other words, I was stupid. Sure, I could solve fractions. Sure, I could write in cursive. But outside of home, school, and the extra-curricular activities my parents forced me into, there wasn’t much of […]

A Very Ellen Oscars

Anyone who watched the Oscars last night knows that it was a relative hit. In fact, it was the most viewed Academy Awards show since 2005. How did Ellen Degeneres pull off such success? By sticking to her tried and true formula. Here’s a list of ways Ellen made the Oscars a big, fancy version […]

Oops, I Accidentally Respect Matthew McConaughey As An Actor

I didn’t mean for it to happen, it just did. He’s always been appealing in the most vapid sense of the word. Any man is appealing if he has dimples, and a healthy tan, and that defined group of V-shaped muscles that sits on one’s pelvis. (Is there a name for that? I’ve always just […]

Jimmy Fallon: Musical Comedian or Comic Musician?

The above video is from a Counting Crows show in 1999. Sometime during the performance, a young Jimmy Fallon was called on stage to perform some parodies of famous 90s bands centered on a very 90s object, the troll doll. If the combination of this doll and the bands that were famous in 1999 makes […]

You Probably Loved Harold Ramis Without Even Knowing It

Upon news of Harold Ramis’ death, the loudest cries of mourning were of his big achievements, Caddyshack, National Lampoon’s Vacation, and Ghostbusters to name a few. But if you weren’t particularly in tune with 1980s comedies, the name probably didn’t ring a bell upon first mention. Ramis didn’t fade out after the early 90s, though. […]

Predicting Your Impending House of Cards Season 2 Binge

This Friday, which happens to be Valentine’s Day, Netflix will push all 13 Season 2 House of Cards episodes to its servers. As with all V-Days, this timing is either awesome or frustrating depending on your relationship status. Furthermore, due to this give-them-everything model of release, the collective pop culture conversation surrounding Frank Underwood’s rowing […]