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Don’t worry if you don’t get Jingle Jangle – you’re not alone

Fun fact: Jingle Jangle actually means making a sound like metal objects hitting each other. Another fun fact: it’s also slang for a fictitious stimulant sold in Riverdale. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey combines both those concepts into a visually compelling, competently acted and sung, steam-punk family musical that may make you feel high or …

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How Dash & Lily explore the New York City mafia

In this Season 1, Episode 2 review of Netflix’s holiday series, Dash & Lily, I talk about how Lily clearly has mob ties and “family” all around the city. Good luck Dash. Uncle Sal knows what you look like now. Dash & Lily: Season 1, Episode 2 recap After enduring the first episode where we …

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How Dash & Lily demonstrates that 20-something teens ain’t right

In this Season 1, Episode 1 review of Netflix’s new holiday series, Dash & Lily, I discuss how these 20 something “teens” really didn’t draw me into their tale in the pilot episode. Oh my God this will be fun! Dash & Lily: Season 1, Episode 1 recap Warning: This section may have spoilers that …

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One Royal Holiday will make you hate Christmas prince movies

One Royal Holiday represents the latest Hallmark movie focused on, sigh, a girl falling in love with a prince. Yeah, you’ve seen this one before. And yeah, it’s brand new. Hallmark first released One Royal Holiday on October 31, 2020, because Hallmark clearly does not recognize Halloween as a real holiday. Hate Christmas prince movies? …

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Times Home Alone should make you say what the hell?

Home Alone has delighted a cult-following of fans since 1990. Mostly innocent 90’s kids flocked to theaters to see the little bastard beat the crap out of two unsuspecting burglars as good family fun. When you stop and think about it, Kevin is a sadistic little monster. His family is not much better. And there …

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Holidate – the next rom-com that she’ll make you watch

The Holidate is the latest romantic comedy to hit Netflix. Predictable but edgy, this is the Hallmark Movie you’d get if they could include sex, alcohol, and mild drug use instead of some lame-ass kiss at the end. And, did I mention, it is the next movie your girl (or guy) will make you watch. …

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Why you should avoid Double Double Toil and Trouble

Double Double Toil and Trouble tapped into the Olsen Twins’ star power of the early 90s to deliver a truly terrible, made for TV movie. In it, you can see the full range of their “acting ability,” which, simply put, is not expansive. I blessedly was able to avoid watching Double Double Toil and Trouble …

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Is Hubie Halloween the awful movie Sandler threatened to make?

In a year full of horror, Netflix released Adam Sandler’s Hubie Halloween as October’s plague. Make no mistake, Hubie Halloween is awful. But is it the movie that Sandler threatened as revenge for his Oscar sub? Until Sandler comes forward, the answer may remain a mystery. But Hubie Halloween holds plenty of evidence that it …

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Family Halloween Movies that may just make you want to scream

Family Halloween movies are their own breed of special. Rarely do they actually pan out into something that is truly good for the whole family. They’re either actually too scary for young viewers or completely devoid of any redeeming qualities to allow adults to enjoy them. Some do pan out. Hocus Pocus is one example. …

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A Hocus Pocus Quiz meant to stump the skeptics

This Hocus Pocus Quiz will test your knowledge of random things in the campy, family Halloween movie. If you watch this crap as much as me, you should have no issues with completing the quiz and earning absolutely nothing. Though not impossible by any means, this Hocus Pocus quiz will ask the hard hitting questions …

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