Posts byAndrew Clark

2017 Emmy Awards Recap

"I'd like to thank Oprah, because she's sitting there and it seems inappropriate not to."

A staid awards ceremony is fraught with politics as members of the TV community continue trying to have their cake and eat it too when it comes to what side they’re on.
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 7/24/17

Odes to musical iconcs, superheroes on and off screen, Tom Haverford and more abound this week

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, a nice new pair of pants, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments.
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Things We’re Digging This Year

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. This week, we’re doing a special halfway-into-2017 check on what our favorite movies of
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 6/26/17

Zombies! Fallout! McElroy! Portishead??

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Bee McGee – The Adventure Zone Finally, after months of prodding and just when
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 6/19/17

A Baby Driver and 12 Monkeys...it's not the set up for a joke, it's just what we're digging this week!

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Tanner Volz – SyFy’s 12 Monkeys SyFy’s adaptation of 12 Monkeys has hooked me
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 6/12/17

Swayze! Shepard! It showing up at an interdeterminate time, but probably at night! All that and more this week.

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Bee McGee – Dirty Dancing I was taken aback by how smart the script
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 6/5/17

FLASH! AWWOOOOOOH! SAVIOR OF THE UNIVERSE!

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Bee McGee – Flash Gordon How did it take me so long to watch
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 5/22/17

Kinky Sci-fi, Good TV, Functioning Fingers, and more abound this week

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Adam Bumas – Veep Not many people know that HBO’s brilliant, biting political satire
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Things We’re Digging This Week – ALIEN Edition

In a special edition of Things We're Digging, the gang dives into their favorite parts of the Alien movies

To celebrate the release of Alien: Covenant, this week is an extra-special edition of Things We’re Digging. The Lewton Bus gang has written up different parts of the Alien-verse that we love to bits. From the video games to the comics, to the movies themselves, we dig it all! Shannon Hubbell – Robert Morse Morse
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 4/24/17

The gang is digging comfy seats, lots of music, and obscure 70s film this week

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Tanner Volz – Sitting in a Movie Theater Let’s get personal this week. I’ve
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The KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE Trailer Has Arrived

Missiles! Explosions! Pedro Pascal with a whip!

Kingsman: The Secret Service, turned out to be a surprise hit in 2014, garnering a healthy international box office as well as solid reviews. The James Bond/Spy genre pastiche accomplished what many movies of its ilk try and fail for: not only was it a good send-up to classic spy movies, poking fun at its
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TOKYO DRIFT and Coming of Age

As Sean Boswell drifts into adulthood, the Fast franchise hits its stride

There’s no denying The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as the odd-car out in this franchise. Both canonically and chronologically, it is its own entity, only later retconned into the continuum as Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan shaped the latter half of the series into the escalating madness we know and love. As
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Review: GHOST IN THE SHELL

Visually captivating, dramatically inert

Ghost in the Shell is the the most visually bold film of the year thus far; Color and light burst off the screen throughout. Though director Rupert Sanders has taken many shots and ideas wholesale from the comic and movie upon which this movie is based, he wasn’t afraid to make his own choices and
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Review: POWER RANGERS

Tones clash in this reboot as it forgets the past while embracing the future

2017’s Power Rangers opens with what I can only describe as a reenactment of Saving Private Ryan‘s D-day sequence, featuring a naked and blue Bryan Cranston cradling his dying teammates and cursing his mortal enemy as a meteor crashes to the Earth, destroying everything. Immediately we smash cut to the present day and a scene
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Review: KONG: SKULL ISLAND

A visually bold, beautiful, and slightly scattered monster movie makes for a good time at the cinema

  Kong: Skull Island is fun, rip-roaring adventure movie with a healthy dose of visual panache. The film is bursting with kinetic energy and color, and any chance director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and DP Larry Fong had to shoot the hell out of something, then by Kong, they did. I’m not joking when I say that the
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 2/27/17

It's a packed week for Lewton Bus! We're digging everything from anime, sitcoms, Best Picture winners, and more!

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Tanner Volz – Moonlight It’s been a few days since I finally saw Moonlight
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Review: GET OUT

A tightly controlled and utterly confident directorial debut from Jordan Peele that tackles racism head-on.

I don’t see a lot of horror movies, I should lead with that caveat, but for maybe the first time in my life, watching Jordan Peele’s new thriller taught me why it’s a genre people love. The visceral thrill of screaming, reeling, and cheering with the crowd at Get Out was a totally fulfilling experience.
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Review: A CURE FOR WELLNESS

Gore Verbinski's latest is a profoundly weird and intoxicating experience

Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness has the quality of a disturbing dream, where you wake up and can’t be sure what is real or not. It’s such a profoundly weird movie that applying traditional methods of criticism to it almost seems to do the film a disservice; I’d rather sit back and marvel at
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Things We’re Digging This Week – Week of 2/6/17

Each week the Lewton Bus gang will get together and write up a brief account of something we’re digging hard on this week. It can be a movie, TV, music, or anything, really! Tell us what you’re digging in the comments. Shannon Hubbell – Titanfall 2 If we ignore private Minecraft servers, I generally don’t
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Review: THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE

A mixed bag of a mixtape still has worthy interpretations

The most exciting part of The Hamilton Mixtape is how it harkens back to a time when popular music and Broadway were intertwined. Whether it was the music of the time being structured around a narrative, like Gershwin’s songs for An American In Paris, or the pop stars of the day covering hit songs, such
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