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The 90th Academy Awards Guide

The 90th Academy Awards Guide

March 4, 2018

Who will win? Who should win? Who got snubbed? The internet’s best guide to the biggest night in Hollywood, 90th Academy Awards.

Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

Top 5 Podcasts of 2017

January 1, 2018

The best, must listen podcasts of 2017. It’s a growing medium and there are more great podcasts everyday.

31 Days, 31 Movies: Catching Up

31 Days, 31 Movies: Catching Up

December 28, 2017

Turns out it’s very easy to find time to watch movies in a house full of screeching children. It’s slightly more difficult to find time to right a couple hundred words for each movie, so this is me catching up.

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/25: Molly’s Game

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/25: Molly’s Game

December 26, 2017

Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, is a witty and fast-paced poker movie that is elevated by great leading performances by Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/23: I, Tonya

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/23: I, Tonya

December 25, 2017

I, Tonya is a movie where you can hear Margot Robbie shout, “Suck my dick” at some woman with a shit eating grin sitting behind a judges table. And that’s all I feel like I need to say about it.

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/23: The Post

31 Days, 31 Movies 12/23: The Post

December 24, 2017

Steven Spielberg’s star-studded film on the publishing of the Pentagon Papers is as timely as it is well-made.

Who Are We

We met an ungodly number of years ago at the Jamon Montessori School when we were young and impressionable.  Since that moment it’s been a long journey here.  The two of us and our two other best friends at Jamon, Connor and Khari, aptly but uncreatively named ourselves the KC Gang.  Because you get it, all our names start with K or C.  After the two of us left Jamon for first grade, we ended up at different schools but kept in touch as we went  to one camp or another together every summer for many years.  Our families became really close and our parents good friends over the course of many play dates and sleepovers.  To the point where we have spent Christmas Eve and Thanksgiving dinners together.  So even though we all were not in the same school again after kindergarten, we remained good friends.  As we grew older, we developed common interests — comics, good TV, superhero movies, bad TV, all that shit.  Then one day we decided to found the media juggernaut that is Next Time On… and thus, here we are today.

Cory

I hate writing these. I was raised by television and movies, that’s probably why I love them so much. It’s probably the reason I ended up working in the industry. It all started with the Spider-Man movie. That’s the point in my history where everything began to change. I’d watch the cartoons, was always there opening night for the film, I don’t think there’s a superhero film I haven’t seen (besides F4). Along the way I picked up a few comic books, and some more, and some more. It was addicting, and I loved the backstories, the art, all of it. So 10 years later I still have the obsession. My tastes have barely changed (I read indy comics now in my defense) and I can probably give you a 10 minute talk on most superheroes. I write this from a cave in Brooklyn where I have not seen sunlight in days.  I’m hoping to make it rich podcasting, and blogging.

Che

I never had a TV in my house while growing up.  I only got to watch TV or play video games at friends’ houses, like Cory’s.  It’s probably because of that that I have become addicted to it.  Luckily, I’m a sickening snob so this addiction is kind of a healthy one.  I could easily have started a blog about all of my hot takes on Dr. Phil and Last Man Standing but instead I became obsessed with good TV and good movies (and some shit ones, too; let’s not kid ourselves).  The question I get most is:  How do you have time to watch all the stuff you do?  Quick answer:  dual monitors.  Long answer: misanthropy and cynicism.  Though it’s Cory’s fault that I have an unhealthy and very expensive comic book habit.  He introduced me to my first graphic novel at a sleep-away basketball camp at the University of Maryland.  He had brought Wanted by one Mark Millar.  It was the first graphic novel that I had ever read in its totality.  Before that I had been deep into manga–glad I outgrew that.  But as soon as I read the prepubescent thrillfest that is Mark Millar’s writing I was hooked.  Fortunately, I have since outgrown those tastes as well and I read such sophisticated picture books as this.  I really just love talking and writing about all this stuff so I’m glad Cory joined me in this endeavor.

Our Inspiration

Sherlock Holmes

“Sentiment is a chemical defect found in the losing side.”

Sherlock Holmes
Troy Barnes

“It’s not a request. I’m giving you an all tomato. Meaning that you give me the whole tomato or else.”

Troy Barnes
Tony Stark

“If there’s one thing I’ve proven it’s that you can count on me to pleasure myself.”

Tony Stark
Denzel Washington

“I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.”

Denzel Washington
Alfred Hitchcock

“Give them pleasure – the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”

Alfred Hitchcock
Jean-Luc Godard

“Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.”

Jean-Luc Godard
Batman

“Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.”

Batman
Bruce Wayne

“My parents died.”

Bruce Wayne
Stan Lee

“Comics are stories; they’re like novels or anything else. So the first thing you have to do is become a good storyteller.”

Stan Lee