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My name is Jeffrey Malone, and I like liking things. I view reality through the lens of pop culture. I can also be found at jmunney.wordpress.com, jeffmalonesdreamblog.wordpress.com, Twitter, and YouTube.

Your Netflix August Guide

7/29/2015 11:43am EDT
Narcos
The most typical modern forms of relief from the summer heat are the pool and the air conditioner. If you choose the latter, chances are you’ll be looking to stream some quality content. Here then is the Netflix info you need to know to make it through the dog days of 2015.

As for the site’s originals, August 7 sees Netflix’s first Spanish-language series – “Club de Cuervos,” a dramedy about the Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo soccer team, as well as “Project MC2,” – the story of four tween girls who became secret agents. On August 14, Ty Rux (half dinosaur, half construction truck) will make his ...
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'Rick and Morty' Recap: 'A Rickle In Time'

7/27/2015 12:16am EDT
Rick and Morty
It would be so easy, for a number of reasons, for “Rick and Morty” to revert back to the status quo at the end of each episode, but that is something it continually, categorically resists. It is animated, so it does not have to deal with the natural maturation of growing, live-action people. It is universe-hopping sci-fi, so keeping the basic relationships the same would not preclude any and all newness. And it has built up quite a devoted fanbase, so deviating significantly from its Season 1 template would run the risk of alienating its viewers.

It must be said, though, that that Season 1...
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You'll Love 'Rick And Morty' If You Love...

7/22/2015 9:30pm EDT
Reason’s Why You’ll Love Adult Swim’s 'Rick And Morty'
Season 2 of Adult Swim’s hit “Rick and Morty” premieres on Sunday, July 26. It is both the best new cartoon and new sci-fi series in years. Like co-creator Dan Harmon’s “Community,” it has inspired intense fandom thanks to its deep trove of cultural references, humanistic worldview, and social consciousness. Here is an examination of the art and entertainment that has informed the philosophy of R&M.

1. “Back to the Future”
The relationship between the titular duo is most closely modeled after that between Doc Brown and Marty McFly. Basically, Rick is Doc Brown with his crackpot side dialed...
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Check Out Our Emmy Prediction & Wish List For Variety Series

7/13/2015 9:08pm EDT
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The 2015 Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 16. In the next few days, we will be offering our predictions and wish lists for the major categories.

For the predictions, our choices have naturally been limited to what shows and performers are actually on the ballot. But for the wish lists, no such limit was imposed. This is a “wish list” after all, and one can wish that someone who was left off the ballot had not been.

One of the biggest Emmy rule changes this year is that the Variety Series category has now been split into Variety Talk and Variety Sketch. With this field do...
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Checkout Our Emmy Prediction & Wishlist For Dramas

7/12/2015 4:00pm EDT
Better Call Saul
The 2015 Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 16. In the next few days, we will be offering our predictions and wish lists for the major categories.

A few major rule changes have taken effect this year:

The Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series fields have been expanded from six to seven shows.

All half-hour scripted series must now enter as comedies while all hour-length shows must enter as dramas. Thus, “Orange is the New Black” – previously entered as a Comedy – must now compete as a Drama. But individual programs are allowed to appeal to the TV Academy...
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Checkout Our Emmy Prediction & Wish List For Comedy

7/11/2015 7:02pm EDT
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
The 2015 Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday, July 16. In the next few days, we will be offering our predictions and wish lists for the major categories.

A few major rule changes have taken effect this year:

The Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series fields have been expanded from six to seven shows.

All half-hour scripted series must now enter as comedies while all hour-length shows must enter as dramas. Thus, “Orange is the New Black” – previously entered as a Comedy – must now compete as a Drama. But individual programs are allowed to appeal to the TV Academy...
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Will You Be Watching 'Hollywood Game Night'?

7/6/2015 8:10pm EDT
5 Reasons Why You Be Should Watching 'Hollywood Game Night'
Game show junkies know that new great quiz programs do not come around very often. You may not expect that alcohol-fueled celebrity antics would be the formula for bucking that trend, but “Hollywood Game Night” defies that perception. It features some wonky editing, but that’s just for the TV nerd to nitpick about, and besides, it is of a piece with the show’s silly but satisfying vibe. With Season 3 premiering Tuesday, July 7, here are five reasons why you should add “HGN” to your game show schedule:

1. Jane Lynch is the perfect host.
The comedian veteran of “Glee,” “Best in Show,” and “T...
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Original Movie Vs. The Remake: Which Was Better?

7/5/2015 3:35pm EDT
10 Remakes That Will Redefine Your Appreciation Of Cinema
A few days ago, we posted a list of great sequels in recognition of the typically franchise-heavy summer movie season. This year is also seeing its fair share of the ostensibly even less original piece of the Established Property Pie: the Remake. Most movies of this ilk have no reason for existing beyond turning an easy profit, but every once in a while, this imitation game proves its worth. So if the latest “Poltergeist” or “Point Break” has got you down, just remind yourself that these classic remakes exist. But how many of them match or even exceed the original?

The Thing From Another W...
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Your Netflix July Guide!

6/28/2015 1:00pm EDT
What's New On Netflix In July
It will be another busy month of arrivals and departures for the streaming giant in July 2015, with over 50 new titles, and over 50 expiring.

The clear highlight among the new releases is the 8-episode prequel series to cult favorite “Wet Hot American Summer” – “First Day of Camp" (7/31). Also on the original series front is season 2 of “Bojack Horseman,” debuting on the 24th, with Will Arnett as the voice of a washed-up equine former sitcom star. It may not have generated quite the level of buzz as other Netflix originals, but it is worth a viewing. There is also season 2 of the animated ...
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These Present Day Movie Sequels Were Worth Watching

6/20/2015 11:03am EDT
10 Great Latter-Day Sequels That Kicked Ass
The summer movie season is in full swing, with the usual glut of sequels, prequels, remakes, and other no-risk productions. Franchises keep being extended primarily because this business model is easy and familiar, but also because every once in a while, a worthwhile extension of the brand comes out. Conventional wisdom suggests that once a franchise extends beyond a trilogy, it has become at best a parody of itself. But some have managed to become reinvigorated or even reach their creative high points with their 4th, 5th, or even 21st entry. So here are some classic latter-day sequels to o...
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