We're deep into Oscar month, so in preparation for Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman, Shawn introduces Jake to the exceptional Iranian drama, A Separation.Read More
This Valentine's Day, supplement your usual routine of crying into a Dominoes pizza with the sweet, dulcet sounds of Rom C'mon; the internet's premier romantic comedy podcast. This week, Shawn and Jake take a look at Woody Allen's 1977 classic, Annie Hall with special guest, Steve Kohlmann.Read More
The 2016 biopic of Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie, approaches the biopic subgenre with fresh eyes – it tries to manage an extremely subjective experience of the former first lady immediately after the infamous assassination of her husband – but the film seems unsure of what it wants most to say about her, and how to say it. In effect, the second half of the film nestles cozily into the kind of biopic procedural we’ve come to expect from silver screen renderings of large historical figures (i.e. J. Edgar or The King’s Speech). Out of boredom, I wondered, “What if Jackie suddenly committed suicide?”Read More
This year, The Dumpuary Fairy has blessed our local multiplex with monsters who want to be trucks, a Vin Diesel who wants to be a younger Vin Diesel and an M. Night Shyamalan movie that wants to be a superhero franchise. BONUS: Whatever the fuck a Bye Bye Man is. Jesus take the wheel.Read More
If you’re like me, then the only reason you tune in to watch the WWE is because Total Divas got you hooked on women wrestlers, and you must tune in every week to see what’s going to happen next with the Bella Twins, Paige and Naomi, which then results in your obsession with the other women wrestlers not on the E! reality television show.
It turns out, not everyone is like me.
Martin Scorsese's latest film, Silence, charts the grim experiences of Jesuit missionaries who face murderous hostility in 17th Century Japan. We take a look at five other films with a profound religious message, but who hide it so well, you might not even realize it's there!Read More
Happy Dumpuary everyone! We're kicking off the festivities by recapping the worst trash we sat through in 2016 for the good of all mankind (or at least the misanthropes who listen to this podcast). From Will Smith movies to more will Smith Movies and dirty grandpas to dirty anthropomorphic food, no cinematic turd is left unturned!Read More
The OV crew rings in the new year by recapping our favorite overlooked and underrated pop culture artifacts from 2016. We also make our resolutions for 2017 that we'll inevitably break because we're perennial disappointments, baby!Read More
Happy 2017, everybody. Before we officially ring in the New Year, 2016 & I still have some unfinished business. Despite the abundance of great films we saw released this past year, there were still plenty of awful ones to contend with. Let’s not waste any time: here are my five worst films of 2016.Read More
Are your shelves empty and unsightly? Have you foolishly spent all your money on exciting experiences and not on shiny trinkets? Well fear not, we're here to count down the five (plus some) best movie box sets of 2016. You'll be broke in no time.Read More