Quick Hits: August 22

German film director Wolfgang Petersen has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Petersen received critical acclaim – and two Oscar nominations – for 1981’s Das Boot. Petersen’s first English-language film was 1984’s The NeverEnding Story, based on the German fantasy novel by Michael Ende. He went on to direct 90s thrillers likeContinue reading “Quick Hits: August 22”

Quick Hits: August 14-15

*** SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilery info about Netflix’s The Gray Man and Showtime’s Yellowjackets *** *** CONTENT WARNING: This post contains references to death, murder, and suicide *** Anne Heche has died from injuries she sustained on August 5 when she crashed her vehicle into a house, resulting in a fire that leftContinue reading “Quick Hits: August 14-15”

Quick Hits: January 20

Season one of Yellowjackets wrapped on Sunday, and what a doozy it was. As with any great finale, it answered a few of our questions (did Jackie make it back? who emptied Travis’s bank account? will Misty free Jessica?) but left us wanting so much more. The series has already been renewed for a secondContinue reading “Quick Hits: January 20”

My Pop Culture Year

Me, one year ago: “2021 HAS to be better, right?” 2021: “Hold my beer.” Yeah, I’ll say it – 2021 was a giant dumpster fire. I was happy to say goodbye to it. Obviously, there were some bright points, the brightest being writing Peanut Butter & Julie for you lovely people. But much of 2021Continue reading “My Pop Culture Year”