Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 5/27/22

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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
The Bob’s Burgers Movie (Theaters) – Alright!
Top Gun: Maverick (Theaters)

TV
Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Premiere (May 27 on Disney+)
South Park: The Streaming Wars (June 1 on Paramount+)
The Orville Season 3 Premiere (June 2 on Hulu)

Music
-Def Leppard, Diamond Star Halos
-Wilco, Cruel Country

Comedy
-Norm MacDonald: Nothing Special (May 30 on Netflix) – Posthumous comedy.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/15/21

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Good Timing with Jo Firestone (CREDIT: Peacock/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Halloween Kills (Theaters and Peacock) – I also plan on watching every other Halloween movie in the near future.
The Last Duel (Theaters) – Matt Damon and Ben Affleck finally wrote another screenplay (along with Nicole Holofcener this time).

TV
Succession Season 3 Premiere (October 17 on HBO)

Music
-Finneas, Optimist
-Santana, Blessings and Miracles

Comedy
Good Timing with Jo Firestone (October 15 on Peacock) – Jo Firestone teaches senior citizens stand-up comedy.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 5/28/21

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Chris Gethard: Half My Life (CREDIT: Comedy Dynamics/YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Borat Supplemental Recordings Retrieved From Floor of Stable Containing Editing Machine (May 25 on Amazon) – I would’ve included this last week, but the release date wasn’t announced until very recently. Please do not execute me.
Cruella (Theaters and Premier Access on Disney+) – Directed by Craig Gillespie.
A Quiet Place Part II (Theaters)

TV
Housebroken Series Premiere (May 31 on FOX) – Lisa Kudrow voices a dog.
Beat Shazam Season Premiere (June 3 on FOX)

Music
-Moby, Reprise

Comedy
-Chris Gethard: Half My Life (June 1 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Spectrum, YouTube, Dish, Vimeo, and more)

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 11/27/20

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Miley Cyrus Plastic Hearts
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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

TV
-Minions Holiday Special (November 27 on NBC)

Music
-Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
-Smashing Pumpkins, Cyr

Comedy
Nate – A One Man Show (December 1 on Netflix): Some reportedly wild comedy from comedian Natalie Palamides

An ‘An Evening with Tim Heidecker’ Review with jmunney

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An Evening with Tim Heidecker (CREDIT: Tim Heidecker/YouTube Screenshot)

I’d love to review the bad comedy-deconstructing Evening with Tim Heidecker in the style of a poorly written blog, but it took Tim years to perfect his routine, so I think it might be safer for me to do something a little more straightforward. So here are some of my favorite bits from the special, recorded in the hope that this will increase their chances for meme-ification and being remembered fondly for posterity.

-Tim says early on, “I love T&A.” It might not mean exactly what you think…
-“Boy, there’s a lot of women in music these days.”
-Lady Gaga? “What’s next? Lord Goo-Goo?”
-Tim’s New Year’s resolution: “No more bullshit.” And then there’s a whole routine about not putting up with any more bullshit!
-“Because of Obamacare”
-Instead of “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” it’s “Russia, Russia, Russia.” (There’s a lot of strained pauses in the delivery of that one.)
-“You better watch your ass, Batman.” (I forget what led up to this line, but I wrote it down in my notes, so I just HAD to share it.)

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/23/20

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Eric Andre Show Season 5 (CREDIT: YouTube Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (October 23 on Amazon) – If you’re in the mood for a Very Nice evening.

TV
The Eric Andre Show Season 5 Premiere (October 25 on Adult Swim)
American Housewife Season 5 Premiere (October 28 on ABC)
Superstore Season 6 Premiere (October 29 on NBC)

Music
-Bruce Springsteen, Letter to You

Comedy
An Evening with Tim Heidecker (October 23 on YouTube) – Should be as funny as 5 bags of popcorn.

Hey, You Guys Are Reading the WORST Review of ‘Eric Andre: Legalize Everything’ on the Internet!

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Eric Andre: Legalize Everything (CREDIT: Brian Roedel/Netflix)

When you go to an Eric Andre show, you know what you’re getting yourself into. (Or at least you’d better.) But that sense of familiarity can also lead to a bit of a problem, or perhaps a challenge. Eric is always ready to regale us with stories of his drug-fueled and sex-filled escapades, and we know that, so there’s not much shock value to him delivering the most graphic details, whether they’re fully real or a tad embellished. Compare that to The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, which derives its wonderment from him interjecting his shenanigans into the unsuspecting public.

Ergo, the most satisfying moments of Andre’s Netflix special Legalize Everything arrive when he ropes in some folks who have no idea they’re about to become comedic cannon fodder. Like the boyfriend of an ex-fling of Eric’s who’s basically a jerkwad 80s movie villain, whom we get to know via a revealingly aggressive text exchange. Then there’s the (very cool) mom of an audience member who finds herself pranked into a surprise FaceTime session. Where others might lean back in the name of safety and propriety, Eric Andre always charges ahead like the most adorable butt-sniffing pit bull. He’s the wokest hedonist there ever could be. You know what he believes in? “Live, laugh, love.” We should all be filled with such ranch.

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 6/19/20

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Eric Andre: Legalize Everything (CREDIT: Brian Roede/Netflix)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
You Should Have Left (On Demand) – Blumhouse horror starring Kevin Bacon and Amanda Seyfried.

TV
Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month spectacular (June 19 on AMC and IFC) – Just in time for Juneteenth!
-2020 ESPYs (June 21 on ESPN)
Perry Mason Series Premiere (June 21 on HBO) – The classic defense attorney returns to TV in the form of Matthew Rhys.
Search Party Season 3 (June 25 on HBO Max)
The Twilight Zone Season 2 (June 25 on CBS All Access) – Guest stars include Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, and Billy Porter.

Comedy
-Eric Andre: Legalize Everything (June 23 on Netflix) – Legalize “everything”? Including … ranch?

Music
-Bob Dylan, Rough and Rowdy Ways
-Neil Young, Homegrown

This Is a Short Essay in Which I Tell You What I Think About Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Douglas’

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CREDIT: Ali Goldstein/Netflix

One thing I need to get out of the way right off the bat: whenever I read the title of Hannah Gadsby’s latest stand-up special or hear her mention it during the show, I automatically respond, “Very expensive.” You see, only 90s kids will understand. On the classic Nickelodeon cartoon Doug, whenever the title character’s neighbor Mr. Dink showed off his latest gizmos and gadgets, he would tell Doug (whom he always called “Douglas”) that it was “very expensive.” So ever since then, as far as I’m concerned, any utterance of “Douglas” in any context requires the punctuating response “very expensive.”

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 5/22/20

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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
The Lovebirds (Streaming on Netflix) – Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae finally team up!
AKA Jane Roe (Premieres May 22 on FX) – A documentary portrait of the woman behind Roe v. Wade.

TV
Homecoming Season 2 (May 22 on Amazon) – Now starring Janelle Monáe!
Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament (May 25-June 5, check local listings)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Premiere (May 27 on ABC) – The final season!

Music
-The 1975, Notes on a Conditional Form

Comedy
-Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (May 26 on Netflix)

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