Shawn Bourdo

From the Couch Hole: Put a Smile on Your Face

Previously on FTCH, we pursued amusement parks, big drivers, and presidential assassinations with Stephen King, and along the way sampled ...
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From the Couch Hole: Sunshine in Our Eyes

Previously on FTCH, we talked about things we can't explain like being John Malkovich and our blind spots. The week ...
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From the Couch Hole: Dizzy In The Head

Previously on FTCH, we talked of beginnings and read from the French Dispatch. We had Apple Toast and Pumpkin Creme. ...
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From The Couch Hole: Try and Think of the Right Words to Say

Previously on FTCH, we we waltzed to the pumpkin patch with Linus, thought about life with Ray Bradbury, and looked ...
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From The Couch Hole: Nothing but Sincerity As Far As the Eye Can See

Previously on FTCH, we got in the Halloween mood with a Stone IPA, Stephen King, and the aliens that abducted ...
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From the Couch Hole: And Bluebirds Singing

Previously on FTCH, we appreciated King, WootStout, and Mama Cass but had some troubles with new fall releases of popcorn ...
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From the Couch Hole: Birds Singing in the Sycamore Tree

Previously on FTCH, we drank liquid Starbursts, went back in time to save Kennedy, and forward in time to when ...
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From the Couch Hole: Big Friendly Polar Bear

Previously on FTCH, we had monsters in our cereal, on our cookies, and in the blood that dripped from our ...
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Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Exhibition Review

Running through November 29 at the AT&T Global Headquarters Showcase located at 208 S. Akard St, Dallas, TX, WarnerMedia has ...
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From the Couch Hole: Whisky Bottles Piled High

Previously on FTCH, we had some good Mountain Dew and some terrible Doritos. It was a week for peace, Pop-Tarts ...
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From the Couch Hole: Come and Join the Living

Previously on FTCH, we doubled up on Vaughn and King, and we went lime, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, and frosted sugar ...
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From the Couch Hole: Got to Pay Your Dues

Previously on FTCH, we went into Cream and KrispyKreme. The previous episode was pretty funyan and we talked about Love/Hate ...
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Straight Outta Nowhere: Scooby-Doo Meets Courage the Cowardly Dog

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Stars Start Falling

Previously on FTCH, we went under the dome, shrieked about Skittles, and mused on murders in the building. This week, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Dreaming My Life Away

Previously on FTCH, we spoke about sassy spirits, snakes in the spice aisle, and spicy sweet Dew. This week continued ...
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From the Couch Hole: Shameless and Tameless

Previously on FTCH, we discussed not Apple Jacks and not the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. We solved a caper ...
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From the Couch Hole: Feel Sunshine Sparkle Pink and Blue

Previously on FTCH, we talked twins, made a bargain, and wondered how Wendy's fit a spicy chicken into a Pringle. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’d Call That a Bargain

Previously on FTCH, we talked trash, discussed the merits of the Kit Kat, fretted about expensive french fries, and reviewed ...
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From the Couch Hole: We’ve Seen the Rain and the Sunshine Together

Previously on FTCW, we solved mysteries with the Drew Crew but we couldn't solve the Case of the Grey Skittles. ...
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The Dead Zone (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray Review: A Compelling Film

The Dead Zone Collector's Edition (Scream Factory) "In his mind he has the power to see the future / In ...
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From the Couch Hole: Life Is Filled with Confusion

Previously on FTCH we mused upon summer jobs, we caught some blues with the Allman Brothers and the signature potato chip ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn Your Lamp Down Low

Previously on FTCH we rocked with the Ramones, lamented the failings of The Flash, and we kept King's Kingdom Hospital ...
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From the Couch Hole: Fell in Love by the Soda Machine

Season One, Episode One was well received. We're moving on to Episode Two and I'm starting to get more into ...
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From the Couch Hole: Maybe We Can Stay in Touch

There was once a blog named "Sunday Morning Tuneage".  From 2006 - 2013 on MySpace, I wrote a weekly dispatch ...
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Scooby-Doo! The Sword and the Scoob DVD Review

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post.  The ...
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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): Best of the Rest

2020 BY THE NUMBERS 4,872,686 steps taken this year (2361 miles, 64 less than 2019)365 Days walking over 5 miles ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: Watching TV While the Band Plays On

Kim and Shawn reflect on five positives from a weird year of entertainment. Five Shows Kim Watched Since March You ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: DC TV

In which Shawn and Kim discuss the weekly DC Comics-based shows and shirtless heroes. Shawn: I've caught up on most ...
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Live and Let Die Movie Review: Do You Ever Really Forget Your First (Bond)?

In the last 50 years, most people have seen at least one James Bond film.  Mine happened in 1973 at ...
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My Life As a Dog Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Boy’s Eccentric Journey to Manhood

When you further categorize the films that I love the most, you’ll find that the majority of them speak to ...
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Cul-De-Sac Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Roman Polanski Leads Down a Dead End Road

With new releases from The Criterion Collection, the ones I look forward to the most aren’t always the major works ...
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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (1973) DVD Review: Hard to Improve Upon Made-For-TV Gold

Warner Archive has released the original made-for-TV film Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark. With the Guillermo Del Toro remake ...
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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill A Mockingbird DVD Review: A Pretty Flawless Documentary

On July 19th, First Run Features releases a new documentary on “To Kill A Mockingbird” on DVD. The timing is ...
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Naked Criterion Blu-ray Review: Anti-Hero’s Odyssey Through Thatcher’s London

In Mike Leigh’s 1993 UK film, Naked, I don’t think a main character has turned the audience against him quicker ...
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Review: The Magic Begins

The start of any series of films is problematic at best. If you’re Star Trek – you’re seeking to recapture ...
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Black Moon (1975) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Gloria Steinem Meets Lewis Carroll

I don’t know the exact definition of a “black moon” just as I’m not exactly clear on the definition of ...
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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Blu-ray Review: An Interesting Evolution in the Series

I’ve always loved the middle school and high school genre of films. There’s a magic in those pre-teen and early ...
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The Great Dictator Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Charlie Chaplin Still Gives Hope Today

When we last saw Charlie Chaplin in 1936 at the end of Modern Times, The Tramp and his muse, “the ...
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Something Wild Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Jonathan Demme’s Film is a Wild Thing

The Criterion Collection is on a serious roll this Spring. I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing White Material (a superb ...
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Betty Blue Blu-ray Review: This Dark, Passionate Film is a Colorful Outing

The recent Blu-ray release of Betty Blue from Cinema Libre Studios as part of their The Jean-Jacques Beineix Collection takes ...
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Sweetie (1989) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Wonderful, Symbolic-Laden Story

I recently was able to sit down and review White Material (2009) – a film directed by a female director ...
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White Material Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Presages Current Events

Claire Denis makes movies that almost seem commissioned by The Criterion Collection. The French filmmaker shoots in long, beautiful, quiet ...
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Best Movies and Trailers of 2010

Each year I predict what my favorite movies for the upcoming year will be.  I'm usually so far off that ...
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