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Review: INCREDIBLES 2, Brad Bird Does it Again, Another Excellent Family Superhero Film!

Incredibles 2 picks up from the moment The Underminer makes his appearance at the end of the first film. Yet, failing to stop The Underminer from committing his crime the Parrs and all superheroes are under even more scrutiny than...

Review: THE POST, a Ticking Time Bomb

Steven Spielberg's best thriller since Jaws, and his most 'of the moment' movie ever, The Post is also an unexpected sort of 'coming of age' tale. Rather mysteriously beginning during the Vietnam War before jumping forward in time and location,...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E10, MARCO (Or, Could Be Worth A Couple Of Bucks)

The most obvious similarity between Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is that they're both tragedies, just in very different ways. Bad was about seeing Walter White revealed as the criminal he's always been inside and how his actions doom him,...

Bob Odenkirk And David Cross Returning To Comedy For Netflix

Bob Odenkirk has been winning deserved critical plaudits lately for his excellent, nuanced, dramatic performances in the TV series Better Call Saul but he's ready to return to his comedy roots. He'll be reteaming with David Cross in a new...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E09, PIMENTO (Or, You're Not A Real Lawyer)

And, suddenly, it all makes sense. In one devastating conversation, Better Call Saul tells us everything we need to know about why Jimmy McGill becomes Saul Goodman, and in doing so it has revealed what I was so uncertain of...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E08, RICO (Or, Let's Reassess In Six Months)

For all of its strengths, one thing Better Call Saul appears to lack is a firm sense of its overall narrative. Breaking Bad seasons are like lessons in structure, but this prequel doesn't appear to have quite the same composition....

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E07, BINGO (Or, Building Up An Immunity To Electromagnetism)

Theft is at the heart of "Bingo", whether it's the Kettlemans and their theft of the money in the first place, Mike's theft of it back, Jimmy's perceived theft of the Kettlemans as clients from HHM, or Mike and Jimmy's...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E06, FIVE-O (Or, The Tragic Backstory Of Mike Ehrmantraut)

"Five-O" is the Mike-focused episode of Better Call Saul we've all been waiting for. It must be incredibly confusing for those that are fans of Breaking Bad to find themselves watching an episode entirely devoted to a Saul side character,...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E05, ALPINE SHEPHERD BOY (Or, Need A Will? Call McGill!)

More than any episode of Better Call Saul so far, "Alpine Shepherd Boy" questions whether Chuck's condition is something physical that he's really suffering from, or more of a psychological affliction. It's to the show's credit that this has been...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E04, HERO (Or, The Plan Comes Together)

With its fourth impressive episode so far, we can now confidently say that Better Call Saul knows what its doing and is doing it well. It's a worthy successor to Breaking Bad, not because it slavishly mimics what that show...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E03, NACHO (Or, The Perils Of Trying To Do The Right Thing)

For an episode called "Nacho", this includes very little of the man himself. It's more about Jimmy's perception of Nacho (Michael Mando) and what he might do, rather than what he's really done. Jimmy is scared of him, but he's...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E02, MIJO (Or, Talking Your Way Out Of Being Held At Gunpoint)

Better Call Saul deserves to be talked about for its own merits, so I'm going to put the Breaking Bad comparisons to one side this time around. Saul's second episode, "Mijo", throws Jimmy into a dangerous and seemingly deadly situation, but...

Review: BETTER CALL SAUL S1E01, UNO (Or, Going Back Before BREAKING BAD)

Better Call Saul was always going to struggle, like all prequels do, to feel relevant. The nature of a prequel makes it an afterthought, but it's a good start that Saul firmly places itself in the world of Breaking Bad,...

BREAKING BAD Spin Off BETTER CALL SAUL Renewed Before Premiere

It's good news / bad news for fans of Breaking Bad eagerly awaiting the arrival of spinoff Better Call Saul. The bad? The premiere has been pushed back from the originally scheduled November 2014 launch to an unspecified date in...

Review: MOVIE 43 Asks the God of Comedy, "Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?"

Movie 43 really is an irredeemable experience. As you leave the cinema, you may curse the heavens and cry out, "Why?! Why, oh why, Comedy, did you allow yourself to be violated by the flaccid members of unoriginal, conventional and...

TIM AND ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE Review

Having never seen the comedic TV work of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim ("Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"), I went into their feature-length variation, "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie", braced for a merciless expansion of inside...

More Tim! More Eric! It's The Red Band Trailer For TIM AND ERIC'S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE!

Fresh off their selection in the Park City At Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival a new red band trailer has arrived for Tim And Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.After two guys are given a billion dollars to make a...

TIM AND ERIC's BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE Teaser

Adult Swim legends Tim and Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim respectively) have been creating some of the most cutting edge and just plain bizarre TV comedy for a few years now, utilizing old school techniques and analog productions. Their show, Tim...