‘ballers’ tackles privilege and protests in an all-new episode

‘Ballers’ Tackles Privilege and Protests in an All-New Episode

Ballers Season 4, Episode 7: “The Kids Are Aight” While this season of Ballers hasn’t been its best up to this point, the writers haven’t shied away from controversial material, and I applaud them for that. This season’s main storyline has been about exposing NCAA corruption (which we’ll get to in a few minutes), and…

Jimmy and kim drift further apart on an all-new ‘better call saul’

Jimmy and Kim Drift Further Apart on an All-New ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 7: “Something Stupid” People stay together for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes those reasons really aren’t that good, but the familiarity of the relationship makes it easier to just go through the motions than to face the fact that things just aren’t working. So we tell ourselves that it…

‘ballers’ tackles a corrupt system in an all-new episode

‘Ballers’ Tackles a Corrupt System in an All-New Episode

Ballers Season 4, Episode 6: “No Small Talk” Last week, Spencer started putting a plan in motion that would make Sports X relevant again and avoid an eight-figure loss on the entire deal. Sure, it involved what looked like some pretty shady shit, but surely Spencer would ultimately do the right thing—right? This week, the…

Jimmy hits the streets on an all-new ‘better call saul’

Jimmy Hits the Streets on an All-New ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul, Season 4, Episode 5: “Quite a Ride” Last week, Jimmy learned a valuable marketing lesson: if there’s not a natural demand for your product, find a way to artificially create one. This week, he doubles down on that strategy with considerable success. Unfortunately, he also learns a much harsher lesson in the…

Lance fights back, but joe has the last word on an all-new ‘ballers’

Lance Fights Back, but Joe Has the Last Word on an All-New ‘Ballers’

Ballers Season 4, Episode 4: “Forgiving is Living” It’s tough being the go-to guy all the time. There’s a lot of pressure on you when you’re always expected to take the last shot or carry the ball over the goal line as time runs out, and it can be too much for even the great…

Why heath ledger’s joker made ‘the dark knight’ the greatest batman film of all time

Why Heath Ledger’s Joker Made ‘The Dark Knight’ the Greatest Batman Film of All Time

This summer marked the tenth anniversary of what is arguably the greatest Batman movie ever made (and there’s really no argument): The Dark Knight. This week, to commemorate the event, Warner Bros. has re-released the film in a few select cities, and so this seems like a perfect time to look back at the second chapter in…

Jimmy’s back at work (sort of) on an all-new ‘better call saul’

Jimmy’s Back At Work (Sort Of) On An All-New ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul Season 4, Episode 4: “Talk” It’s the most basic concept in marketing—if you want to sell something, you have to create a demand for it. And, sometimes, that requires a little out-of-the-box thinking. And maybe a little paint. Jimmy made it very clear a couple of episodes ago that he really doesn’t want…

Lance is spending like there’s no tomorrow on an all-new ‘ballers’

Lance Is Spending like There’s No Tomorrow on an All-New ‘Ballers’

Ballers Season 4, Episode 3: ” This Is Not Our World” We don’t get a full sense of the fallout after the controversial ending to last week’s surfing tournament, but it’s obvious that, despite his words to the contrary, Lance Klians isn’t happy about the way things went down. We don’t know if Cola-Cola backed…

‘the happytime murders’ is surprisingly fun (as long as you know what you’re getting into)

‘The Happytime Murders’ is Surprisingly Fun (As Long As You Know What You’re Getting Into)

The Happytime Murders (Rated R; in theaters August 24th) Muppets have always held a special place in my heart. Both Sesame Street and the original Muppet Show (yes, I’m that old) played a big role in my childhood development. One taught me the alphabet and basic math, and the other taught me that pigs and…

Familiar faces (and places) on this week’s ‘better call saul’

Familiar Faces (And Places) on This Week’s ‘Better Call Saul’

Better Call Saul Season Four, Episode Three: “Something Beautiful” In its fourth season, Better Call Saul has proven to be a show that can stand on its own merits and be incredibly entertaining regardless of whether you were a fan of its predecessor, Breaking Bad. But let’s be honest—for those of us who’ve watched the…

‘ballers’ tackles issues of racial identity in its latest episode

‘Ballers’ Tackles Issues of Racial Identity in its Latest Episode

Ballers Season 4, Episode 2: “Don’t You Want to be Obama?” Most of us will never know what it’s like to be a professional athlete. Only a tiny fraction of the population are gifted with just the right combination of talent, opportunity, and drive that allow them to reach the top-level of their chosen sport….

Spencer and joe get extreme as ‘ballers’ hits the west coast

Spencer and Joe Get Extreme as ‘Ballers’ Hits the West Coast

Ballers Season Four, Episode One–“Rough Ride” Season Four of Ballers kicks off (pardon the pun) with a game-changer (and that one) that’s going to rock (I promise—that’s the last one) Spencer Strasmore’s world. After winning his battle with the NFL last season but ultimately losing the war, Spencer seemed ready to settle back into the…