Jigsaw 316/365

I don't care for these movies. I just don't like them. Sorry. They're bad.

‘Angel Heart’ Is An Impossibly Rich, Impossibly Complex Examination Of The Lies That America Tells Itself

mastermind Bill Cosby became incensed when Lisa Bonet, his daughter on the show, filmed an explicit sex scene with Mickey Rourke and then posed for naked photos to promote it in INTERVIEW magazine. He created a spin-off series for her (A Different World) where she would go for its first season before returning to The Cosby Show for a little while before a pregnancy gave Cosby a reason finally to fire her. Cosby was, for decades, an influential voice in the industry. His partnership with Robert Culp in I, Spy gave him particular clout in a climate that is to this day notoriously unwelcoming to black creators. When asked to create a show for Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner’s new production company in the early ’80s, Cosby conjured the affluent, Brownstone-dwelling Huxtables who moved among the 1% with nary a mention of the race issues that continue to divide this nation. The Cosby Show, while aspirational for some, is a dangerous fantasy of a post-racial America for others. Like so many things our leaders told us in that decade, it was all a disgusting lie.

Friday the… Close Enough Man

While certainly illegal inside the jurisdiction of this cursed summer campground, marijuana has enjoyed an intoxicating role in the world of our beloved franchise. Whether it was to get in the mood, relieve boredom, or just to mellow out, Mary Jane should be considered another character in the films. In this look back at the Friday the 13th franchise, we examine the use of the bubonic chronic that makes you choke. Sh*t, this ain’t no joke. (My apologies to Snoop Dogg.)