Bald Movies – BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Spike Lee has thrown a very well made, very funny, and very devastating bomb into American movie theaters with his latest joint, BlacKkKlansman. To mark the occasion, we’re not keeping our full review and discussion as a Club Member. Anyone who wants to hear this can. Will White America listen to the message we so desperately need to hear, or hit “snooze” and go back to sleep. What are we going to do about the resurfacing of explicit racism in our country, that has until recent years been hiding beneath the still waters of institutional racism? What will you do with friends and family who bemoan Black Lives Matter, or offer the limp rebuttal that “both sides are bad?”  As the movie asks, if not now, when, and if not you, who?

Game of Thrones – 305 – Kissed by Fire

Lots of things get “Kissed by Fire” in this episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The Hound. Jon Snow. Leslie’s Rose. But in all seriousness there is so much good packed into this hour of Thrones; Robb beheading an important bannerman in the pouring rain; Jaime venting a lifetime of frustration and regret upon an unsuspecting Brienne; Tywin managing to bitterly disappoint both of the children he has in his presence; and Dany looking more and more like the Conquerer that she thinks she’s destined to be. Join us for a lengthy discussion of all of this and more, and just a metric ton of feedback from your fellow fans. See you next week!

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Quit Yer Pitchin’ – S02E11

Welcome to the season finale of Quit Yer Pitchin’! This is a podcast where Jim and I, using tools created for the purpose, randomly generate a title for a fictional TV show. We then pitch ideas to each other based on what that show would be like if it were real. We like to call it, “Quit Yer Pitchin’!”  On this episode we pitch…

Better Cast Saul – 401 – Smoke

Welcome back to Better Call Saul! We take a look at the latest episode, “Smoke”, where Jimmy spends the majority of the episode wallowing in pathos after discovering his brother has burned himself alive before taking a wrong turn in Albuquerque towards emotionally inappropriate whistling and fish feeding. What gives, Jimmy? Meanwhile Nacho fails to cleanly disengage from his Salamanca sabotage, and Mike gives Madrigal a surprise security audit. All this plus tons of great feedback from our fellow fans!

Bald Move TV – Sharp Objects Ep. 5 – “Closer”

Jim and A.Ron talk about another hard to watch but impossible to turn away from episode of HBO’s Sharp Objects, “Closer”. The town of Wind Gap celebrates what could charitably be called a a dark and regrettable moment from their past history, while Adora tortures her daughter Camille in ways that would make Ramsay Bolton blush. Not much is advanced in terms of the central murder mystery, but we get the sense that this show is about to take a big step off a deep, dark cliff that is this toxic town and the damage it’s done to the people unfortunate enough to have been stuck there.