Jake Sanford

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11 Songs To Be Led On A Journey Of Excitement and Adventure With

It’s 4:15 in the afternoon, and you’re waking up in a tractor-trailer in Oklahoma. Sun and sweat and cicada chirps—there’s nothing but horizon for miles. You’ve got what you desperately... Read more


The Weekly List: Seven Songs We Think Greg Heffley Might Like

  Content Warning: This article discusses drug addiction and contains graphic descriptions.   I’ve been thinking a lot about endings: a side effect of the fall, of graduation, of being... Read more

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The Weekly List: Seven Unrelated Songs to Throw Together to Meet a Deadline

So there you are. You and your boys, kickin’ back and enjoying a coupla’ sacks of Capri Sun on a crisp Autumn’s eve. And then it hits you like a... Read more

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Most Xtreme Primate: The Philosophical Implications of the Extremity of Modern Primates

Kubrick was a hack. Cinema is a joke. Everything you think you enjoy should make you feel ashamed. In the year of our Lord 2004 Anno Domini, MXP: Most Xtreme... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Star Wars IX, The Last Summer, and The Professor

Star Wars IX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAupmtXcMM Jake: Remember when we were supposed to let the past die, kill it if we had to? Yeah, me neither, because apparently nothing’s ever really gone.... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The Sun is Also A Star, Shaft, and Shazam!

The Sun is Also A Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnbdH4IHvkM Jake: What I’ve always appreciated about every rom-com made after the release of Notting Hill (1999) on May 13, 1999 is how definitively... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Little, The Secret Life of Pets 2, and Russian Doll

Little: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKwhs5u9z8c   Jake S. : I was really worried that this movie was an unoriginal take on 17 Again (2009) that would take all the deserved rep Issa Rae... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Extremely Wicked, Shocking Evil, and Vile, A Dog’s Way Home, and Fast Color

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v38MNmDcgrM Panna: Initially the overabundant presence of celebrities in this trailer turned me off, but I have to admit that both Zac Efron and... Read more

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The Justice League Review

Alright, sit down, shut up and buckle in. We’re going into this thing together and we’re either going to make it out the same way or die in the middle... Read more

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Trailer Takes!: It, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Valerian

It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7no56Zw1e20 Jake: I would say that there’s no way you could make a bad movie based on the first half of Stephen King’s It. The first half of the... Read more