2017 Re-Watch: The Office – “Company Picnic” aka When The Office Should Have Ended

One of the core issues with American television programming is that financial concerns often dictate a show ending either too early or cause it to go on for far too long. While it’s always frustrating to see a show cut down in its prime or before it can really get going, that situation does at least cause the show to leave a good taste in the viewers’ mouth. A show that far outstays its welcome can be infinitely more frustrating and can do a ton of damage to a show’s legacy.

The [American] Office is sadly a case of the latter. Continue reading 2017 Re-Watch: The Office – “Company Picnic” aka When The Office Should Have Ended

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2017 Re-Watch: Batman: Under the Red Hood

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2017 will see me revisiting some films that I think need or deserve a fresh take. It will be a series of columns cleverly called, “2017 Re-Watch.”

Without question, Under the Red Hood is one of the most creatively successful Batman films ever. It tops the majority of the live-action Batman films and is head-and-shoulders above the rest of the animated entries.

While there are a number of aspects of the film to like, you really just need to look at the final sequence to understand how this film reached such great heights.

Continue reading 2017 Re-Watch: Batman: Under the Red Hood

2017 Re-Watch: Batman: Year One

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2017 will see me revisiting some films that I think need or deserve a fresh take. It will be a series of columns cleverly called, “2017 Re-Watch.

Batman: Year One was an animated adaptation of the fantastic Frank Miller book of the same name. The story is still deservedly thought of as a classic, and it would probably be considered the definitive Batman origins story (and was a major influence on the beloved Christopher Nolan film, Batman Begins). Continue reading 2017 Re-Watch: Batman: Year One