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Community 1×05 “Adv Criminal Law”

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Join me as I again join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs to watch the fifth episode of Community, one of the best comedy television shows ever.

We discuss Luis Guzman, Mark Hamill, going off campus, the theme of cheating, and Annie stuffing her bra.

Start the commentary at the very beginning of the episode, on the countdown.

The Avengers

The AvengersNetflix IMDbJoin John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs and me as we walk thru The Avengers (the loud American one, not the weird British one). We fail to remember what happened in Thor, discuss the structure and character motivations, and general enjoy it. John accuses me of being negative because I think the idea of an Iron Man suit that shoots out of a wall, chases down a falling Tony Stark, opens itself, and somehow puts itself on him while he’s falling is a dumb idea. He also has to explain Loki’s plot to me, but I remain dubious. (What is his plan for Hulk again?)

I’m watching the Blu-ray. Start the film after the logo fades to the tesseract (0:00:28), on the countdown.

Community 1×04 “Social Psych”

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Join me as I again join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs to watch the fourth episode of Community, one of the best comedy television shows ever.

We discuss John Oliver, butt stuff, Jeff vs Vaughn, Eric Charles-Nielson, ultimate Frisbee, and Annie’s sweaters.

Start the commentary at the very beginning of the episode, on the countdown.

The Dark Knight Rises

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Join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs and me for the third of Christopher Nolan’s Batmen! We discuss Nolan’s shift in approach, the uneven writing, and why we both respond very favorably to the film anyway. We discuss the Batvoice and whether or not the Batcowl squooshes his face and makes him talk that way. We debate Bane’s nature (weightlifting painkiller addict?) and why we don’t see his face since we saw Dent’s charred face.

I contend that substantial parts of the story are unnecessary and that it doubles back on itself. John defends it. We compare it to the previous films, James Bond, Catwoman, and strong female characters. We discuss the wonky timeline, my preferred ending, and how great Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no matter what he is or isn’t given to do.

FILE UPLOAD ISSUE RESOLVED. I’m having a lot of trouble lately with GoDaddy FTP.

I’m watching the Blu-ray. Start the film right after the Warner Brothers logo has faded, on the countdown.

Community 1×03 “Intro to Film”

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Join me as I again join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs to watch the third episode of Community, one of the best comedy television shows ever.

We discuss Annie and Troy, casting younger, California pizza, and interwoven plots.

Start the commentary at the very beginning of the episode, on the countdown.

Community 1×02 “Spanish 101”

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Join me as I again join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs to watch the second episode of Community, one of the best comedy television shows ever.

We discuss the general setup of the show and how the show differs from other sitcoms and why. We discuss Chang and his role in season 1 vs season 2.

Start the commentary at the very beginning of the episode, on the countdown.

Community 1×01 “Pilot”

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Join me as I join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs to watch the pilot episode of Community, one of the best comedy television shows ever.

We discuss the general setup of the show and how the show differs from other sitcoms and why. We discuss how we came to it, and how the characters have changed over the subsequent seasons.

Start the commentary at the very beginning of the episode, on the countdown.

Shaun of the Dead

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Join us! John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs and I embark on a close examination of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s ingenious zombie comedy. Happy Halloween! We spot some of the references, but mostly talk about the fantastic acting, directing, and intricate writing that make this in my opinion, and I think in John’s, a nearly perfect movie.

We talk a little about other zombie movies and Edgar Wright movies and even other ensemble comedy movies along the way to enjoying the hell out of this flick. We’re coming to get you, Barbara!

I’m watching the R1 DVD. Start the film, on the countdown after the logos have faded and just as the bell has rung and Simon Pegg’s face comes up.

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

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Join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs and me for a look at Eli Craig’s clever slasher-in-the-woods spoof. We examine Tucker; we examine Dale; and we examine Evil; and we like what we see (well, not Evil, so much). We don’t have a lot of profound insights, but we do have a good time and learn a thing or two about who’s who in Hollywood (and Canada).

We’re watching streaming versions. Start the film, on the countdown after the title cards have faded and before the news footage appears.

Men in Black

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Join John Pavlich of Sofa Dogs and me as we relax with an old favorite. Men in Black 3 is in the theaters, so we nod our heads along with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the original. Often imitated (I’m looking at you, Hellboy), never duplicated, it’s a modern classic—all the more remarkable for being rewritten on the fly and helmed by the hit-or-miss Barry Sonnenfeld.

We talk about Smith and Jones and Sonnenfeld’s other films, discuss the sequel, and marvel at the cast in general. I call it a nearly nearly perfect film, and we analyze what makes us hold back on the unconditional love.

NOTE: We fail to note that the “This one’s eating my popcorn” dirty joke that K tells as James come out of his neurolyzer stupor is told in full in The Sting.

We’re watching the region 1 DVD. Start the film, on the countdown after the Columbia Films logo has faded to a starfield.