Feb 22, 2013

2013 Movie Draft

Why just settle for rooting for Oscar-nominated actors when you can use them as pawns in your own diabolical chess game?

Mar 1, 2012

Movie Draft: The Village on the River

Bringing to mind the mnemonic: Even Bad Entertainment Requires Tenacity.

Feb 24, 2012

2012 Movie Draft

Is it possible to mine an iota of excitement from this year's Oscars? Is Rooney Mara the name of a female person? Can a chat room transcript still make for captivating reading even if nobody in it is impersonating a 15-year-old girl? We aim to answer all these questions with a hearty "Indeed, sir!"

Oct 17, 2011

2011 TV Draft

It's just like our Movie Draft, but with twice the rules and half the fun. Oh dear lord, what have we done?

Sep 27, 2011

The PoopReading.com Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-2011 Season

In which all of our lists, combined, tell you all you really need to know about what you should be watching.

Sep 19, 2011

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2010-11 Season

In which I blame Don Ohlmeyer for most of society's ills.

Feb 23, 2011

Movie Draft: The Remarkable Andrew

Easily the most Andrew film you will ever see about a time-traveling Edgar Allan Poe.

Feb 21, 2011

2011 Movie Draft

What were you going to do with the Oscars on Sunday – just watch them? We remixed the sumbitches! Welcome to the future!

Sep 21, 2010

The Top Ten Shows of the 2009-2010 TV Season

If you don't watch these shows, you're bad and wrong.

Sep 15, 2010

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2009-10 Season

Filled with apologies, self-aggrandizement, confessions, putting myself down, and a surprise ending. It's like a TV show all by itself!

Mar 8, 2010

Movie Draft: Man From Nowhere

The first of five reviews of the films from the 2010 Movie Draft gives us Christopher Plummer and Stanley Tucci fighting over railroads and Penelope Cruz's heart.

Mar 3, 2010

2010 Movie Draft

We did this last year and you shit your pants from its awesomeness. All we can say is, we hope you bought at least two new pairs of pants this year.

Mar 2, 2010

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2004

Brandon wants to shoot DVDs into space. Mike wants to shave Morgan Spurlock. Joe threatens to punch Jameson in the face. Jameson threatens to burn down the Internet. But in the end, the love is just too strong...

Aug 25, 2009

Brandon's Top Ten TV Shows of the 2008-09 Season

Heavy on comedy, light on drama, and devoid of all reality. Shows! Reality shows was what I was... sigh.

Jun 12, 2009

With Apologies to the Palins

David Letterman isn't the only one who has some explaining to do.

Jun 3, 2009

The 12 Most Underappreciated Films of My Lifetime

My take on a column idea that originated more than a year ago. I am nothing if not timely.

Feb 27, 2009

How Baseball Ruined the Baseball Movie

Strikes and scandals haven't just hurt the game; they've hurt the moviegoing public.

Feb 18, 2009

Movie Draft: Americano

The second of four reviews of the films from the 2009 Movie Draft finds PenÚlope Cruz, Anne Hathaway and Mickey Rourke in a thriller set in the hot, steamy jungles of Central and South America.

Feb 17, 2009

2009 Movie Draft

Fire. Sliced bread. The automobile. Flight. Landing on the moon. These were some of mankind's greatest achievements. Until now.

Feb 12, 2009

The Five-Year Oscar Rule: Best Picture, 2003

While everyone debates which movie deserves to win at this year's Oscars, we take a look at who should have won in 2003. Be warned: the Academy's choices don't look any better in the long view.

Feb 2, 2009

25 Years of Film Comedy

In which I take Entertainment Weekly to task, make a hypocrite of myself, and generally rue the continued underappreciation of Albert Brooks.

Jan 15, 2009

12 Underappreciated Comedy Actors and Actresses

These people are smart, funny, and hardworking. What do they have to do to get the recognition they deserve? Be smarter, funnier, and hardworkinger?

Jan 6, 2009

Where Do the Lions Go From Here?

What can the Detroit Lions learn from eight other NFL teams that have suffered through disastrous seasons? Plenty.

Dec 17, 2008

Who Killed The Simpsons?

It was probably that evil Gavin MacLeod, or George "Goober" Lindsey.

Dec 8, 2008

The Painty & Bucket Show

Everybody's been clamoring for some absurd sketch comedy featuring talking household tools, right? Right?

Dec 4, 2008

191 Hits

A Bill James assertion about baseball and character leads to a rogues gallery of dirty rotten scoundrels.

Nov 25, 2008

Ten Great TV Shows Cancelled Way Too Soon

Where the lesson is: never trust ABC.

Nov 20, 2008

Howling Ethical Malfeasance

A farewell homage to the boys over at firejoemorgan.com.

Nov 18, 2008

A Word from Our Sponsors

It appears we're not exactly pulling in the cream of the crop when it comes to ad buys.

Nov 13, 2008

Homosexuality vs. Genesis: An Analysis of "Solsbury Hill"

A gesture of friendship takes an unexpected turn.

Nov 6, 2008

Top Ten TV Shows, 2007-08 Season

The classic list, now with 10% less hate-filled swearing!

Oct 9, 2008

Is 30 Rock the New Taxi?

Winning another Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy doesn't necessarily signal the end of worrying over ratings.

Brandon Kruse loves baseball and comedy. He is a fantasy baseball columnist for BaseballHQ.com, and his writing has appeared in Sports Weekly, ESPN the Magazine, and the Baseball Forecaster. He has also written, directed, and performed sketch comedy in Boston and Chicago. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.

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