In Episode 36 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob bids adieu to the devastating celebrity deaths and political uproar of 2016, briefly eulogizing the late Carrie Fisher in the process. Then, he reveals some of his favorite films of 2016 in the latest segment of Let’s Talk About SIX. Let’s rock in the New Year and hope for better days ahead in 2017! See you on the other side!
In Episode 35 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob taps into the mystic arts for his review of the Marvel Studios release Doctor Strange before discussing the Disney animated musical Moana. Then, he travels to the “galaxy far, far away” for the second consecutive year for the inaugural Star Wars anthology release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Let’s fire up that hyperdrive and start the show!
In Episode 34 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Kai dip once again into the creative mind of Tim Burton with the second-ever Crooked Commentary, this time of 1993 stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas from director Henry Selick (Coraline). Before they take a trip to Halloween, the dynamic duo first follow up their reactions of John Carpenter’s Halloween with the film’s 1981 sequel. What’s this? This is Halloween!
In Episode 33 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Kai kick off Halloween month with a chat about the state of horror films as well as their respective reports seeing perennial classics The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween for the first time. Then they discuss director Tim Burton’s return to dark fantasy with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. Jackson. Welcome to the Table!
In lieu of a new episode of the Crooked Table Podcast (don’t worry, it’s still coming and will still address Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), I’m electing to kick off a new regular post that will recap some of what I’ve been up to each week. Too often, my barrage of freelance work prevents me from generating enough original content for CrookedTable.com to keep the site fully stocked. These posts — which will bear the title “Crooked Sightings” — will give you all the 4-1-1 about all the entertainment features, reviews and assorted other goodness I’ve been busy contributing to other sites. Since most of the titles are pretty self-explanatory, I’m going with a simple clickable list format, for your convenience. Enjoy, and of course, keep it Crooked!