An addiction to true crime, movies so bad they're great, and Netflix spray paints its way to our heart. There are almost too many good things to talk about this week, so let's dive right into it.
IIf you're like me then you love hearing witty people talk about dead things. When your heart of darkness is searching for the perfect show about serial killers, unsolved mysteries and things too gruesome to understand, then "My Favorite Murder" is the podcast you haven't been searching for.
In Pod We Trust:
Hosted by comedian Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, "My Favorite Murder" focuses on different murders and true crime stories each week, delving into facts and speculation without succumbing to ghoulishness. They take the stories seriously, but add just enough levity to keep the episodes fast paced and always fascinating.
There are other great true crime podcasts including "Hollywood Crime Scene," "Pretty Scary" and "Sword and Scale," but "My Favorite Murder" strikes the best tone for my ear holes. But seriously, you should listen to all of these.
DVD and BLU:
This week we are #blessed with an embarrassment of riches including the underrated shark movie, "47 Meters Down" and a delightfully metal demon possession movie, "The Devil's Candy," but next week is even better.
On Oct. 3, we get the hilariously terrible (but better than the last one) "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." Since it turned in a net profit of almost $300 million, I guess we're not sick of Johnny Depp wearing hats yet.
We also get "The Book of Henry," a movie so terrible it got the director fired from making the "Star Wars: Episode IX." Seriously, this movie about a precocious young genius has to be seen to be believed.
If you don't want to just laugh at terrible things, the gorgeously made "A Ghost Story" is also set for release. This is a film that walks such a fine line between profound and pretentious that it's hard to judge it without multiple viewings. Truly unforgettable.
I know deep down you really want to watch the new Jeff Dunham comedy special, but instead I would like to recommend "American Vandal," the greatest mockumentary series about spray painted dicks you will ever see. It's hilarious, ridiculous and extremely binge-able.
There's also the new season of some show I've never heard of called "Got Ham," which sounds like a twist on...wait for it...
There's also the new season of the show "Gotham," which tells the story of a young Batman and a sexy and badass Commissioner Gordon. It's just as campy as the 1960s "Batman," so take that for what it's worth.
In case you feel like actually getting outside and interacting with other human people, but are still in the mood for a movie, may I suggest AMZ Productions "Reservoir Dogs Live!" It's a gender-reversed reading of the classic film with some of the finest talent in Central Oregon. Only grownups allowed because of all the blood, swearing and awesomeness.
Reservoir Dogs Live
Fri., Oct. 6. 6:30pm
2nd Street Theater
220 NE Lafayette Ave., Bend
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