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JUSTIFIED 6th and Final Season Review

Since its debut in 2010, JUSTIFIED has quietly been, off and on, the best show on television. While your boss was dissecting BREAKING BAD, and the startup kids got their first view of boobs watching GAME OF THRONES, JUSTIFIED ...


INTERSTELLAR Movie Review

Christopher Nolan movies are like expensive Lego sets. Once you finally put them together they look really cool, but if your brother steps on them and fucks up the pieces, you don’t really care about putting them back tog...


GONE GIRL Movie Review

Baby’s on Fire Man, David Fincher is funny now? I didn’t get the MEMO! Seriously, the dude who brought us PANIC ROOM and ALIEN 3, is now riffing hard with his new flick GONE GIRL. He’s having a laugh and inviting...



DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Movie Review

DUNSTON CHECKS OUT The second installment in the reboot, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, begins and ends with the same image: a closeup of a pair of eyes staring directly into the camera. Rendered in full CGI glory, they evoke ...


JUSTIFIED Season 5 Review

Damn, Boyd Crowder looks like a pop punk dad. He stands there with hair spiked up by natural or unnatural means, wearing thrift store suits and sporting a chain wallet/watch. He’d be my best friend in tenth grade, we could go...


3 DAYS TO KILL Movie Review

Oh boy. 3 DAYS TO KILL, get it, get it? Its like you have like 3 days to do nothing but also, like, three days to kill people too! get it? Get it? That title might be the most clever thing about the new Kevin Costner comeback a...



JUSTIFIED Season 5 Premiere Review

In DEADWOOD, Timothy Olyphant’s character Seth Bullock, was the person I gave the least possible f*ck about. He was kind of an arrogant dick, the kind of guy that would always point things out you already knew to make you fee...


OLDBOY (2013 Remake) Movie Review

incest and peppermints all flow down like royal crown hammer down sun up -Oldboy haiku by Dan Stangl “I’m slipping, I’m falling. I can’t get up”-DMX What the fuck did I just watch? I thought I was going to see the new...


ENDER’S GAME Movie Review

Like countless other prepubescent boys my age, Orson Scott Card’s 1985 book ENDER’S GAME was an essential rite of passage for my developing young imagination. ENDER’S GAME was special in a lot of ways, not the lea...