Author Archives: Jamie Insalaco
There are lots of people out there making content exclusively for the web, but there’s hardly anybody that does it as well as Lindsay Ellis. A Channel Awesome contest to create a companion show for the Nostalgia Critic series brought her to our attention as the Nostalgia Chick, but it’s clear that Ms. Ellis has a lot more to offer us than a look back at the past – her brand of criticism not only informs, it educates – and that’s an even more rare thing than simply making quality videos.
Conny is unaware of the cold – I know as a Siberian Husky he’s built for it, but he just wants to sleep outside. Sometimes he sleeps in the snow. I understand that’s what the dogs do on the trail when they’re sledding, but it’s just hard to fathom. I can’t stand to be outside for more than a few minutes in this weather! He laughs at eight degrees. As for me, I make him bring his white @ss back in the house! “Sorry we inconvenience you with our heat and our shelter and modern living!” I tell him, but he just looks at me like I’m a moron.
He’s not wrong.
I think its fair to say that Better Call Saul is exceeding my expectations. I don’t know what I expected… I guess I didn’t think it’d be as good as breaking bad. I thought it’d take a while for them to find their way… It is and it didn’t. The BCS team is killing it right now and they’re making it look easy. Here’s some of my favorite points and scenes from the show so far. Read the rest of this entry
Did you see The Theory of Everything? It’s… you know, it’s fine.
The problem with this movie is it’s engaging while being not very interesting. Dr. Hawking is smart, funny and as far as I can tell, unkillable – a movie about the most inspiring man of our time should be amazing, not a passable character study. Read the rest of this entry
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) was the 2015 winner for Best Picture at the Oscars and I’m sure few are surprised. The movie has excellent performances, directing, cinematography, lighting, screenplay, the editing is flawless, the score is amazing, sound design and mixing… It’s a really f@cking good movie. Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry