Author Archives: Sam Flynn

About Sam Flynn

Wasting oxygen since 1992, Sam thanks the gods he doesn't believe in everyday his parents didn't discard him as an infant. It would have been the sensible thing to do.

A Few Thoughts on The X-Files – Season 10

The X-Files Season 10, despite some reviews saying it lost a step, couldn’t have more captured the original show. It was the classic mixture of absolutely-off-the-cuff bullshit sold as its “mythology,” a single genius episode buried within, a couple worthy … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead 6.10: The Next World – Review

Richonne happened! The two warriors, badly damaged by the zombie apocalypse, finally realized they were what the other wanted after an episode of palate-cleansing misadventures. Rick and Daryl encountered a stranger named Jesus (new series regular Tom Payne) on a supply … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead 6.9: No Way Out – Review

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is my 100th post for the Slog. To all my readers, thank you for following along. To all my non-readers, you’re not reading this, so I can say with impunity I fucked your mom last night after … Continue reading

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Deadpool (2016) – Review

Take Bugs Bunny, give him katanas, bloodlust, Ryan Reynolds’ abs and ADHD snark and you have Deadpool, the titular antihero of the year’s first superhero movie, which makes use of the character’s fourth-wall breaking and humor to gleefully take apart … Continue reading

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The American Gun Debate: How Can We Curb Gun Violence?

Last New Year’s Eve, in Florida, a mother shot her daughter to death because she thought she was an intruder. In California, a father killed his son’s bedridden mother, girlfriend and friend before the son wrestled the gun away and … Continue reading

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7 Movies (And 5 Trends) To Watch Out For In 2016

7. Zoolander 2 Release date(s): February 12 Ah, the Wall Street 2 of comedy sequels. The cultural timing seems right but can it break the comedy sequel curse? Anchorman 2 was supposed to, then missed the mark wide. Skepticism aside, … Continue reading

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Fear, Our Old Friend

Dear Readers, 2016 is upon us and that means 2015 is behind us. Last January, I set out to write a blog for a year. I’d become far too insulated during my college years. Time I would have spent reading … Continue reading

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Sam’s Top 7 Movies of 2015

7. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Dir. Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher) Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Simon McBurney, Tom Hollander Tom Cruise never fails to entertain … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015) – Review

I find films succeed or fail on three factors: 1) story and characters 2) filmmaking 3) acting. The Revenant has two and three down, but it’s the film’s failure with one that makes me think the film will be forgotten … Continue reading

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The Hateful Eight (2015) – Review

The Hateful Eight, appropriately the eighth film from auteur Quentin Tarantino, dovetails his first film, fellow bad-guys-in-a-room thriller Reservoir Dogs with the Western genre with an added dash of Agatha Christie. Together, they combine for a surprisingly-sincere film with a powerful … Continue reading

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