Here’s what’s new on HoboTrashcan.com this week:
Review – Edge of Darkness (Blu-ray)
Mel Gibson’s return to the big screen, which is available now on Blu-ray and DVD, sounds good on paper – a homicide detective travels the streets of Boston seeking revenge against the people responsible for his daughter’s death. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to its premise. We tell you why in our in-depth review.
Lost: Down the Hatch – He’s Not Heavy, He’s my Smoke Monster
This week’s episode of Lost, “Across the Sea,” gives us the backstory on Jacob and the Man in Black and reveals why the island is so special. Unfortunately, Chris Kirkman can’t shake the notion that this explanation was not the writers’ original plan. Regardless, he recaps and analyzes “Across the Sea” and provides a tasty drink recipe.
Murphy’s Law – Dreaming of a world without dream sequences
Two of Joel Murphy’s favorite shows – Treme and Chuck – both featured dream sequences in their episodes this week. Unfortunately, Murphy is no fan of dream sequences. This week, he argues that TV shows should do away with this outdated convention once and for all, since the scenes are ultimately pointless.
Outside of the In-Crowd – In Betty we trust
According to Courtney Enlow: “Betty White is the single greatest person who ever lived.” So it’s no surprise that Enlow was incredibly thrilled to see White host Saturday Night Live this past weekend. So thrilled, in fact, that she has a list of other celebrities she would like to see have a similar pop culture resurgence.
Positive Cynicism – Kick-Ass isn’t a smart movie (but that’s okay)
Kick-Ass has been getting mixed reviews from critics and fans, so Aaron R. Davis recently went to see the film to judge for himself. While he agrees that it is a “dopey” action movie, that’s just fine by him because in his opinion it’s still an incredibly entertaining comic book movie that gives fans what they want to see.
Hobo Radio 131 – In which we mock the MTV Movie Awards …
This week MTV stopped showing crappy reality shows long enough to release this year’s nominees for their annual movie awards. While the MTV Movie Awards once felt like a relevant cultural event, now they simply serve as a stark reminder that MTV is a mere shell of its former self. Joel Murphy and Lars take a look at the nominees.
From the Vault – One on One with Brian Baumgartner
It’s hard not to love Kevin Malone. The spectacularly unspectacular Dunder-Mifflin employee can get away with talking about Hedonism or his favorite number, 69, simply by flashing a big grin to the camera. Portraying Kevin is Brian Baumgartner, who sat down with us back in 2006 and talked to us about life at The Office. If you missed it then, enjoy it now.
– Hobo Stu
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