Shawn Bourdo

From the Couch Hole: No Talking, Just Looking

Previously on FTCH, there was a lone wolf for vengeance and a doctor for sleep. Mr. Uggs watched over caramel cookies ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’ll Be the Ticket If You’re My Collector

Previously on FTCH, there was a striptease with a divorce at a funeral. We mixed cinnamon toast with charms and for ...
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From the Couch Hole: Of Nothing in Particular

Previously on FTCH, there was Billy Summers trying not to be caught and Columbo trying to catch them if he can. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Do You Know What You Want

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was a detective and the Bunnymen were under a killing moon. There was a witch, bad ...
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From The Couch Hole: Under Blue Moon, I Saw You

Previously on FTCH, Tom Sawyer was abroad and everything was everywhere. At the same time, the city was on fire, ...
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From the Couch Hole: Inside You the Time Moves

Previously on FTCH, we had a week dedicated to the Nineties. There were Langoliers and Violent Femmes. There was Armageddon ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Reminds Me of You (Nineties Edition)

Previously on FTCH, there was a case of dead poets for the Batman, Columbo, and the girl u want for ...
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From the Couch Hole: It Drips on Down in a Mist From Above

Previously on FTCH, there was Blondie in the flesh, and Bardot was created by God. There was an Outsider, an ...
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From the Couch Hole: I Can’t Wait To See You

Previously on FTCH, there were thin Kit Kats and Twinkies in your creamer. We visited Berlin, French Connection, and Batwoman ...
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From the Couch Hole: Step Inside, The Lights Are Down, Let the Show Begin

Previously on FTCH, there was flamin' hot Fritos and jalapeno hot popcorn that were cooled down with Dunkin' beans. There ...
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From the Couch Hole: Just Afloat On The Sea

Previously on FTCH, there was a Stargirl and a Sugar Free Space cola. I included an hombre, a prophet, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: The Sky Above Won’t Fall Down

Previously on FTCH, there was Coke from Space and no one Leggo'd our Pop-Tarts. There was soft skin, ghosts, and ...
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From the Couch Hole: Gold and Silver Shine

Previously on FTCH, there was cheese in the crackers, rabbits on the run, and a death on the Nile. We ...
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From the Couch Hole: Seven Horses Seem to Be on the Mark

Previously on FTCH, there was a Fantastic Planet, fantastic birthday cookies, and two fantastic detectives. We asked you to hold ...
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From The Couch Hole: You’re Gonna Make the Flight

Previously on FTCH, there was adventureful imagination with one hoot, two Cheerios. and three cheeses. We elevated with King, got ...
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From The Couch Hole: We’ll Begin with a Spin

Previously on FTCH, there was a chili cheese keg, fudgy cream, and layers of Lay's. We sat in the sunshine ...
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From the Couch Hole: Turn All the Lights up to Ten

Previously on FTCH, we had a flamin' hot time with Yellowstone, chocolate Oreos and we adored Prince at his best. ...
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From the Couch Hole: I’m Just Trying to Say

Previously on FTCH, we welcomed some clusters of the Reese's and Oreo Toffee variety. There was a ride along with ...
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From the Couch Hole: When the Little Things You’re Doing Don’t Turn Out Right

Previously on FTCH, we started the new season with King, Mountain Dew (your constant writer's weaknesses) and we spiced up ...
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From the Couch Hole: It’s Only a Heartbeat Away

Previously on FTCH, your last regular episode featured a doggy named Bobby and cookies with a doggy named Snoopy on ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of the Rest 2021 – No Need to Worry, No Need to Cry

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From The Couch Hole: Best of TV/Streaming 2021 – Like a Rainbow Crafted by a Drunken Leprechaun

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Best of Film 2021: Don’t Cry in My Office

From 2005 through 2013, my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog punctuated each year with an ever increasingly complex Best Of List. ...
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From the Couch Hole: Keep On Keeping On

Previously on FTCH, we walked with Hendrix, Who, and Woo. There were hot almonds, sour corns, and gingerbread candy bars. ...
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From the Couch Hole: So Now You’ve Caught On

Previously on FTCH, we dove into sad ads with Apple and cheesy wings at Applebee's. With King, we went through ...
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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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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): The TV/Streaming Lists

From 2005 through 2012 I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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Best of 2020 (Pandemic Edition): The Film Lists

From 2005 through 2012 I pretty consistently wrote my Sunday Morning Tuneage blog. It continued inconsistently through 2013 before being ...
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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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Happy Halloween Scooby-Doo! DVD Review: Good on Many Levels

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided the writer with a free copy of the DVD reviewed in this Blog Post. The ...
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Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America Blu-ray Review: The Presentation Is First Class

In October of 2019, AMC aired a six-episode series called Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America. That series is being ...
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Thoughtful & Abstract: A Good Opinion Is Hard to Find

It's been a minute since we put forth some of our Grade A, doctor-recommended, mother-approved opinions on pop culture and ...
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The New Scooby-Doo Movies: The (Almost) Complete Collection Blu-ray Review: A Solid Entry in the Franchise

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided our writer with a free copy of the Blu-ray reviewed in this post. The opinions ...
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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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The Muppet Christmas Carol 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Review: It’s Not Easy Being Scrooge

I have to give some full disclosure before we get too far into my review of the 20th Anniversary release ...
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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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The Gold Rush Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Charlie Chaplin Strikes Gold

The Criterion Collection has a problem. It’s the best kind of problem to have though. They have the rights to ...
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The Dean Martin Variety Show (Uncut) DVD Review: Cool Is Still Cool

Watching episodes of The Dean Martin Variety Show made one thing very clear – there is no equivalent of the ...
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Doctor Who: Carnival Of Monsters Special Edition DVD Review: Oh, The Places They’ll Go

In my past few reviews of the Doctor Who DVD releases, I’ve lamented the randomness of dropping into a story ...
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Doctor Who: The Three Doctors Special Edition DVD Review: Are Three Doctors Better Than One?

My last Who review left us with the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, just after the The Tomb Of The Cybermen ...
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Doctor Who: The Tomb Of The Cybermen Special Edition DVD Review: A Great Time Piece with a Fun Story

The Doctor of my youth was Tom Baker. When the reruns aired on PBS just before the Primetime shows would ...
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Tiny Furniture Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: One Character in Search of a Relationship

It’s important to start off with a confession. I love “coming of age” films. It’s a genre that never seems ...
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Three Outlaw Samurai Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Genre-Defining Samurai Film

The Samurai genre and the Western are so closely tied by themes and storylines that it’s amazing the great Japanese ...
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Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season One, Part 2 DVD Review: Crystal Cove Curse

Following the Scooby-Doo gang is a patient, often frustrating process of starts and stops and reboots. There are currently two ...
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Branded To Kill Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: A Legendary Piece of Cinema You Should Not Miss

I was born in 1967. And in the tradition of all petulant teenagers – I grew to have disdain for ...
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Three Colors Trilogy Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. Forever

Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy is a series of three films that were released in 1993 and 1994. ...
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Dazed and Confused Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Celebrating Being Caught Between Dreaming and Adulthood

Can one film ruin a genre? I guess you can look at it from two angles. Did Titanic ruin the ...
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The Four Feathers (1939) Criterion Collection Blu-ray Review: Offers Quite a Bit of Excitement

The A.E.W. Mason classic adventure book The Four Feathers (1902) has been adapted into at least seven films directly. The ...
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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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