Super Recaps: The Twilight Zone (Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine)


The Twilight Zone and all the images you see in this recap are owned by Warner Bros Television and based on the series created by Rod Serling

Episode directed by Brad Turner

We’re back with another episode of the Old New Twilight Zone!  Yes, before Jordan Peele reimagined the series for the modern age, THIS was the most up to date version; and yet it still manages to feel much more dated than the one from the fifties.  Go figure.  Anyway!  We’ve got an odd one today which is certainly saying something considering the last few episodes has been glories bits of sci-fi cheese, but you’ll see what I’m talking about soon enough!  Let’s get started!!

The episode begins with a setup we’ve seen in many movies that Dan Olson has a strong fascination with; namely a young kid dealing with a bad situation through childlike whimsy and a severely uneven tone.  More specifically, Craig (Rory Culkin) is a young boy who has a comically abusive father (Peter LaCroix) and in order to escape and deal with his trauma, he reads Conan knock offs and paints figurines.  Said Conan knock off is the titular Azoth who would be a MUCH better dad than the one Craig is stuck with, but it’s not like he’s gonna leap off of the pages and be his best friend, right!?  What do you think, Forest Whitaker?

“Get a job, nerd!”

Continue reading “Super Recaps: The Twilight Zone (Azoth the Avenger Is a Friend of Mine)”

Living on Netflix: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil


Everyone likes Hoodwinked, right?  It was clever, unexpected, and looked pretty good considering how astoundingly low its budget was.  It was a real sleeper hit that ended up grossing over one hundred million dollars at the box office (factoring in international as well as domestic).  So naturally, a sequel was planned… that came out five years later.  Not only that, but it was a terrible piece of garbage according to critics.  Well hell, I’m sure you guys like to see me in pain, so why don’t we give this one a shot?

Continue reading “Living on Netflix: Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”