Author Archives: Jobard

Great Job, Internet!: Artist gives classic heavy metal album covers a hep, jazzy makeover

Even those folks who cringe at the very mention of the word “jazz” may possess some residual affection for the fun-yet-sophisticated jazz album covers of the 1950s and 1960s. In an effort to have the artwork outside match the music inside, these LPs often came complete with strikingly modern, minimalist covers that emphasized bold primary hues and basic geometric shapes. […]

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Random Roles: Curtis Armstrong on Supernatural, Nerds movies, and being hated on Moonlighting

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: At the very beginning of his movie career, Curtis Armstrong played three small but memorable supporting roles in classic ’80s movies: He uttered “sometimes you gotta say, ‘what […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This mashup trailer takes Ant-Man’s Paul Rudd Behind The Candelabra

Campiness has gone out of vogue in superhero films, ever since 1997’s Batman & Robin rang a temporary, nipple-suited death knell for the Batman film franchise. But maybe, after years of grittiness, grime, and gun-toting raccoons, it’s time to bring some fabulous silliness back into films about men and women in skin-tight costumes punching each other in the face. And […]

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TV Club: The Middle: “Pam Freakin’ Staggs” / The Goldbergs: “DannyDonnieJoeJonJordan”

The Middle: “Pam Freakin’ Staggs” Last season, when Keegan-Michael Key turned up to play Reverend Deveaux in “The Hungry Games,” I observed that, “as a rule, The Middle isn’t a series that has gone out of its way to fill its fictional universe with big-name guest stars” and that its guest cast “tends to be populated by well-chosen utility players.” […]

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TV Club: American Horror Story: Freak Show: “Magical Thinking”

With only three episodes left in the season, it’s hard to imagine a satisfying resolution to all the remaining stories of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Introducing more characters at this point doesn’t encourage viewers to invest emotionally—or even voyeuristically—in the stories already established. American Horror Story: Freak Show doesn’t need more plotlines. It needs fewer. But heck, the show […]

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