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Brown: A week ago, we went back and looked at a man who helped start the JOE-DOWN with Jean-Claude Van Damme in “ Kickboxer: Vengeance .” And this week, we go to an actor that the JOE-DOWN has avoided for far too long: Sylvester Stallone.
Wow, there is a lot to unpack here from this episode. And like last week, this week we are left on quite the cliffhanger.
For me the big reveal of this episode was this: It never was about the stamp for old Ray Stussy. Sy was right, Emmitt’s brother would always want more from him. And the stamp was the chip on his shoulder, the reason he wasn’t a success like his brother. It was his excuse .
Well, that was an interesting episode of “Fargo,” but I am not sure, right now, how necessary it was to the plot. We finally found out the truth of Ennis Stussy/Thaddeus Mobley, but my question is how does this pertain to the overall story? I am sure it will, but as of now I am kind of baffled. On the other hand, I was entertained. So there is that. For more, click here.
Oh, boy. There is a lot to unpack here with the third season's premiere episode. But first, I want to say it is great to be back reviewing/recapping "Fargo" once again. It truly is a wonderful, bloody good time each year for me. Now, let's get to it. The third season's first episode is certainly a slow burn that is establishing who these characters are and some of their motives. There is not a lot of action and violence, in fact it reminded me more of the subdued nature of the film than the the first two seasons' openers.
Aw jeez, it's happening again. That's right, the third installment of FX's "Fargo" returns this week for more Midwest mayhem, violence and classic Minnesotan passive aggressiveness. This time, the show heads to the middle of our fine state in the cities of St. Cloud, Eden Prairie and Eden Valley.
There have been many times on this blog where I have poked fun of fast food with my endless well of snark.
Fifty. Joe Brown and I watched 50 (REDACTED) movies this year for this blog, along with 26 episodes of “ Fuller House ,” which nearly drove both of us frothing-at-the-mouth insane. When we started this, we were not sure what this was going to really be, but I think both of us agree that we truly hit our stride with “ Urban Cowboy ,” a film about John Travolta’s love for a mechanic bull.
Wow, Bob, wow . The mysteries of “Twin Peaks” go far back and into a lot of areas of our history and government than I ever had imagined. I say that because the show “Twin Peaks” felt very insular to that tiny town in Washington state. With the book “The Secret History of Twin Peaks,” the show’s co-creator Mark Frost widens the scope of the narrative while still containing the central area of all these mysteries to the town. The dark forces that haunt Twin Peaks is felt — and documented — from the travels of Lewis and Clark to the rise and fall of President Richard Nixon.
Brown: Now that October is over and I can drop my anxiety by not watching scary movies, I wanted to pick a personal favorite in “The Warriors.” I also wanted to pick it because, much to my surprise, Froemming had never seen “The Warriors.” There’s plenty that has kept this movie in the limelight, from Cyrus’ “Can you dig it” speech, the radio station scenes and the Baseball Furies. And somehow, you never got through this whole movie? All right, Froemming, you’re going to have to clear this up for me: How did you never get around to this one?