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Month: January 2019
We need to talk about the attack on Jussie Smollett and the right’s cognitive dissonance
‘Legacies’: We are goo positive
“Maybe I Should Start from the End”
January 24, 2019
Landon is in Lawrence, Kansas looking for his mom.
HEY LANDON, HAVE YOU TRIED LOOKING ON THE CEILING?
In which a Fox News journalist finally pulls her head out of her ass and realizes that President Fake News is a danger to the free press
‘Manifest’: Major Nonsense
January 7, 2019
TL;DR version: The rescued passengers are holed up at a fancy beach house where Michaela picks up a calling from one of them urging her to “FIND HER.” She thinks it’s about the wife of one of the passengers, but the passenger in question turns out to be an abusive asshole. Meanwhile, Ben meets a podcaster obsessed with 828 and who confirms there is a “Major” behind all of this — whatever this is — who is looking for the “Holy Grail.” They somehow decide that the Major is a woman; the Holy Grail is Pre-Pubescent Son; and the Major is in New York looking for them. Also, Michaela and Ex-Boyfriend make the sex.
‘Supernatural’: We don’t hug
January 24, 2019
THEN: “They all end the same way now. Except one.”
Sam is in the library digging back through the angel lore looking for anything that might help them with Michael. He says he can use some help, but Dean thought he might take Baby out for a spin. Maybe swing by Donna’s cabin and visit Mary.
‘I Am the Night,’ The Super Bowl, ‘Russian Doll,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week
Let’s criticize the winners of the SAG Awards which you definitely did not watch last night
James McAvoy and his many accents are welcome back to ‘Saturday Night Live’ anytime
Saturday Night Live
James McAvoy & Meek Mill
January 26, 2019
James McAvoy is one of those actors who so seamlessly disappears into his roles that it can sometimes be hard to remember what, exactly, he has actually been in. And in fact, I had to go over to IMDB to look up his credits and confirm that he had been in The Chronicles of Narnia and wasn’t just doing an impersonation of someone else doing Mr. Tumnus in one of last night’s sketches. And though he’s best known for serious roles like Atonement, Split and the young Dr. Xavier in the X-Men movies, it turns out McAvoy has quite the comic timing and presence and was a complete natural as host of Saturday Night Live. I expect he will be back.
But here’s a question I have after last night’s episode: did the writers have some sort of challenge amongst themselves to see how many different accents they could make McAvoy do? By my count there were roughly 8 different accents McAvoy was asked to pull off: generic American, over-the-top Scottish, German, Philadelphian, British, Southern, urban/rap, and bad fake Southern. That’s a lot! That’s more than they ask other hosts to do! Was it some sort of game to see how many different accents they could come up with and that he could pull off? Or did he just decide to add accents to certain characters for flair? These are the sorts of things that wake me up at 4:17 in the morning, I’m not even kidding.
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