Back when I first joined Pop-Verse, reviewing the first Fifty Shades film was an early assignment of mine. In fact, it was criteria for me to join the site. Megan, the editor-in-chief, sat atop her throne composed of the skulls ...Read More »
Gimmicks and sitcoms: A sustainable set-up?
Watching – and thoroughly enjoying – The Grinder has prompted me to think about sitcoms and their use of ‘gimmicks’ as both a set-up for an entire series as well as for singular jokes. The Grinder is built around the gimmick of lampooning tropes ...Read More »
Trainwreck: You all know one
I know very little of Amy Schumer. With the flood of good reviews for her debut feature film (she wrote the script, Judd Apatow directed), I couldn’t help but sit up and take note. Who is this woman and where ...Read More »
Matthew McConaughey: A little tequila, sunshine and tacos never hurt anybody
Matthew McConaughey has been around for more than 20 years, gracing our screens with his chiseled features and lovely Texan twang. But only recently has he really been given the roles and recognition he deserves. I’m not ashamed to admit ...Read More »
Don Jon: They give awards for porn too!
*Spoiler free review* This disarmingly charming romantic comedy is exactly what we need more of. Less bullshit about the airbrushed, plastic Hollywood fantasies and something that feels a bit more real. Please, Hollywood? Learn from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. As far as ...Read More »