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‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)
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‘Confess, Fletch’ is a Welcome Return (Review)

The character of I.M. Fletcher, aka Fletch, began with series of mystery novels released by Gregory Mcdonald starting in 1974. That original novel was adapted for the big screen in 1985 with Chevy Chase taking on the titular role of an unconventional investigative reporter. Known for his comedic prowess, Chase helped cement the character into the realm of pop culture. After an ill-fated sequel in 1989 that was not based on an existing novel, Fletch's big screen adventures ended even though there are 11 existing books in the series. There has been talk of trying a cinematic reboot for years, but it took actual decades to get off the ground. Jon Hamm stars in 'Confess, Fletch' (Paramount/Miramax) 'Confess, Fletch' is based on the second book in the series, originally published...
SXSW 2022 Film Dispatches, Vol. 1 (Reviews)
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SXSW 2022 Film Dispatches, Vol. 1 (Reviews)

The 29th edition of the SXSW Film Festival is back in-person (and online) this week in Austin, Texas, for the first time in three years. With nearly 100 feature films on the schedule and 76 World Premiere screenings happening over the course the week, there are plenty of opportunities to be entertained. With today's dispatch, I'll take a look at some of the best documentaries I've caught so far during the festival and I'll be back later in the week with more updates. The Pez Outlaw Before becoming obsessed with the wide variety of international Pez dispensers available overseas, Steve Glew had never been out of the country. Living with his family in rural Michigan and working in a factory as a machinist was a means to an end, but then his OCD manifested itself in collecting all...
How To Stream 2021’s Best Movies
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How To Stream 2021’s Best Movies

December is here which means that we're rapidly approaching my favorite time of the year: awards season! This week alone has already seen the Gotham Awards, the National Board of Review, and the New York Film Critics Circle give away their top honors. There are plenty more kudos to follow, heading towards the 94th Academy Awards in March 2022. While there are buzzed-about titles that will be getting theatrical-only releases over the next month or two, many of the year's best films are already streaming or available to rent on VOD. This post will help point you in the right direction so you can get caught up over the holidays and be ready for your office or friend Oscar pools! The list below includes titles available now and some that will be dropping in the weeks ahead. When...
Interview: Junket Come Together In The Face Of The Pandemic To Find Inspiration
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Interview: Junket Come Together In The Face Of The Pandemic To Find Inspiration

Fresh off the release of their new Dexter-inspired single 'Red Handed', Junket is breaking new ground. We had a chance to catch up with frontman Chris Wicher and got to the bottom of a few things. We were looking to see how the band has been holding up during the pandemic, got a deeper look at the story behind the song, and some advice for new bands just starting out. Wicher is joined by accomplished guitarist Mike Miller. The rock-solid rhythm section comprised of bassist Kyle Hallenbeck and drummer Chad Babcock. 'Red Handed' is the band's first new music in nearly a decade and it's been worth the wait. For updates follow Junket on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be sure to stream 'Red Handed' on your favorite digital audio platform. Junket Interview Has the pandemic br...
Orange County Rockers Junket Return To Action With ‘Red Handed’
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Orange County Rockers Junket Return To Action With ‘Red Handed’

It's the first single in 10 years for Orange County's Junket and it's well worth the wait. 'Red Handed' combines introspective melodies with intense layers of sound and just maybe the edge we need right now. The song is inspired by a popular Showtime Classic that just so happens to be making a comeback later this year. Dexter will return for a limited run but Junket's time is now. Made up of seasoned musicians Chris Wicher (vocals), Michael Miller (guitar), Kyle Hallenbeck (bass), and Chad Babcock (drums), they have channeled the spirit of actor Michael C. Hall on 'Red Handed'. According to frontman Wicher, although the song is inspired by the show, 'there’s enough ambiguity for any listener to come up with his or her own meaning that’s relatable to their lives'. 'Red Handed' was ...