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The big balls are back, baby! ‘I like big balls, and I cannot lie’ would have been a more fun pilot title, but what’s most important is that America’s favorite obstacle course competition series Wipeout is back with TBS’s reboot of the late 2000’s hit game show. Wipeout airs Thursdays at 9/8c on TBS, with the debut episode set to air on April 1st.
Look. I could just be fatigued by social distancing and our shutdown existence, but I was hanging on the edge of my recliner from beginning to end. Is Godzilla vs. Kong perfect? Nope. But it is the best entry and a most fitting end to the franchise. Adam Wingard created the thing we wanted all along: big, dumb, popcorn-chomping monster fights that we can see and feel (with the proper conditions).
Them, an Amazon Studio Series, premiers on Amazon Prime April 9, 2021. Everyone smokes, there’s day drinking, rampant racist gaslighting, and the N-word is dropped more than can be considered casual. Them will not be for everyone. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.
The Fallout is an all-too-real, heart wrenching story of one girl’s attempt to come to terms with a school shooting. Jenna Ortega’s award worthy performance will leave you praying for a better tomorrow. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 17, 2021.
I’ll preface this review with I love LOVE! Bob Odenkirk. From his sketch-comedy stint at HBO, Mr. Show in the ’90s, to the role he was born to play in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, Saul Goodman. There’s a cool, quiet swagger about the guy and an infectious delivery perfect for this next chapter in his career: his own hero (assassin) franchise.
Folk horror is an alien term to even hard-core horror fans, but it’s a foundation for many of our modern classics. With Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, author and lecturer Kier-La Janisse brings an impressive group of learned authors, filmmakers, and scholars to give an exhaustive tour of British folk horror with the Grand Daddies – 1968’s Witchfinder General”, 1973’s “The Wicker Man,” 1971’s “The Blood on Satan’s Claw”, the outsider transgressing on old traditions and older gods.
With most actors out of work due to the pandemic, Lister-Jones employed many of her funny friends to join her on How It Ends — Nick Kroll, Charlie Day, Fred Armisen, and Whitney Cummings, to name a few would generally be positive. Sadly, even these comedic talents can’t save a weak script that is so profoundly philosophical that it feels as if it is required viewing for a college class. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.
Violation (2021) has picked up distribution through the horror streaming service Shudder and is Unrated. By my little eye, it would be Rated-R for full-frontal male nudity, swears, mostly off-camera rape, people being bludgeoned, burned, pulverized, etc. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.
Fans of Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars will salivate over Freeform’s ‘Cruel Summer’ as they attempt to unravel the mysterious disappearance of popular girl Kate (Olivia Holt) and how fellow classmate Jeanette (Chiara Aurelia) was involved. The show premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.
Simultaneously touching and twee, Swan Song (2021) showcases Udo Keir’s flair for the dramatic. It may not seem as polished as some entries, but the rough quality director Todd Stephens gives Swan Song adds an authentic feel. This film premiered at SXSW Online on March 18, 2021.
WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn is a wild ride of venture idealistic dreams, over-reaching idealism, and at its heart corporate cultism. WeWork: or The Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn premiered at SXSW Online on March 17, 2021.