#ConTENders for My Top Ten of 2017 (so far)

I’ve been slacking. I’ll be the first to admit it. I meant to make an individual post about each film I had thought had a chance to make my Top Ten list of 2017, and between work and other projects, I have let you, fine readers, down.

To make it up to you, here are the films that may very well make my Top Ten list this year that don’t have their own post. For the previously posted see–  Split | Get Out | Logan | Kong: Skull Island |

Wow, I didn’t post that many, did I? I hope you all didn’t think that I hadn’t seen any more great films! I will continue posting #ConTENders with the jam-packed fall and winter as scheduled. So stay tuned for that.Read More »

71- Wind River and Annabelle Creation

It’s a two-man show today as Jamie’s working the majority of this week! We discuss the Sundance hit, Wind River, as well as the Box Office King of August (a little prognostication, but I’m not far off): Annabelle Creation.


Does Wind River have Oscar Buzz? (It better!) Will a sequel to a spinoff from a guy who spent years making shorts in his house in Sweden be the scariest movie of 2017 (likely, yes).


Then, Jamie talks about his #52PickUp, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.


You all may have first heard about Christina Applegate during her run on Married With Children, but I first fell in love with her here.


Opening and a Special Announcement! (Starts at 00:00)

Alex– Wind River (1:48)

Tim’s Communal– Annabelle Creation [With Spoilers] (10:18)

#52PickUp #33 Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead (21:23)

Plugs and Close (24:20)

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“Hell or High Water” #ConTENders *Spoiler-Free

Oscar Season has officially begun.

I just came out of the recent Crime/Drama two-hander, written by Taylor Sheridan, and directed by David Mackenzie:


Hell or High Water is a smart and seditious look into the darker side of financial ruin. The Howard brothers, Tanner and Toby (played by Ben Foster and Chris Pine, respectively), are both on the wrong side of the social system: The former recently released from prison, and the latter struggling to keep his family’s ranch from the clutches of their local Texas Midland Bank.Read More »