the telethon runner

I watch TV and write about it. Sometimes I watch movies too.


January 2018

What’s the deal with Black Mirror? (Binge-watching a cult show)

It’s no secret I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi – or anthology series, for that matter. But seeing as I was never a fan of the comic-book superhero genre either before bingeing on every Marvel show on Netflix, I figured I should give the ever-popular Black Mirror a shot, if only to see what all the fuss is about.

I’m sure the blogosphere is already full of in-depth analyses of the show’s latest season, but if you’re interested in a non-fan’s progression through the show’s four seasons, here goes: Keep Reading!

Saw: Legacy, aka Jigsaw

From one of the best movies of the year to one of the worst:

Saw: Legacy was so abysmally bad, it really boggles the mind that a studio actually agreed to finance, let alone release this piece of drivel. Keep Reading!

The Disaster Artist

A movie about the making of the best bad movie ever made: doesn’t sound too enticing, does it?

Unless you’ve seen The Room, that is. (Extra points if you’re lucky enough to have attended a midnight screening of the cult classic, spoon-throwing audience participation and all.)

If you’ve never seen The Room, go watch it now; then pick up Greg Sestero’s ‘The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made‘ in audiobook form. You can thank me later.

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Τhe good ol’ slasher flick, now on your TV screen

First there were the classic slasher films of the late 70’s-early 80’s. Then there were their countless sequels, and the novelty wore off, along with the invitable decline in quality.

For a while, Hollywood along with indie cinema seemed to go through a bit of a dry spell when it came to horror flicks: we got stellar psychological thrillers with toned down violence, but very few good, bona-fide slasher films, and those were mostly smaller productions labeled as b-movies.

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