How Dare You

“bouquet of tulips in glass vase with roses Amy Poehler comedy DVD roller skates with five foot tall giant roses and cosmetics lipstick nail polish on a white table” by is licensed under CC BY 2.0

I just finished your book, Yes Please! Available wherever books are sold nowadays. I imagine back alley swap meets. I definitely recommend and encourage everyone to read it if you haven't, as it is fantastic. Being 30 years old, I chose to have Ms. Poehler read it for me, which brings me back to my main point.

How Dare You!

A little backstory, the year was 2015, and my beloved Papa Joe (Grandfather) was, as doctors put it, “not doing too good.” I say he was my beloved Papa because I had spent virtually every moment of my childhood laying in the bed…


Cause life sometimes is a sitcom

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Here’s a funny story for your morning commute. My job involves travel which often means being put up in “nice" hotels. This is a story about one of these said hotels.

Now to protect the hotel chain's ID and ensure I don’t get sued, let’s call this hotel chain the SHIlTon Inn. Just wait. It gets much worse, or better if you're an asshole.

Now, I don’t know about the rest of my traveling brethren, but I like to frequent the breakfasts when I go to these hotels. You’d be surprised by the spread.

So there I am in the…



“Mortal Kombat” by ManuelSagra is licensed under CC BY 2.0

I have so many questions! And not Cole Young questions either where you as the audience member slap your forehead and audibly sigh, like legit questions. Here we go!


The Snyder Cut

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Alright, I’m just gonna come out and say it. Having few expectations for this movie, I actually enjoyed it. After further review, I’d even go to say I’d give it a 6 out of 10. That being said, 4 hours, are you kidding me, man? I mean, I feel like an hour of the run time is dedicated to the infamous Snyder Slo-Mo. Now there were some things that upon further review, I’ve found little to no answers for or explanation of so here those things are!


Hippolyta… There is an intense, imminent, invasion of Earth … Stop talking to the arrow.

Now again this could and more likely should be chalked…


5 Things No One is Talking About In WW’84!

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More like “Wownder Woman 84" amirite! Sorry, I had to do it. Anyway, listen, it is effortless to pick movies apart after they have been released. I mean, there are hundreds of youtube channels alone dedicated to doing just that. So many choices and decisions go into making a movie that it’s truly a wonder they get made in the first place. I myself can attest to the grueling nature of filmmaking, and I have only competed in local film competitions. I have not yet had the pleasure of taking some millionaire's money and trying to make a successfully marketable…


Why Some Extras Should Be Nominated

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Have you ever watched a movie, a TV show, or hell, even a live performance and thought, “My god!” Similarly, have you ever been so behind on a deadline, project, or class that you think, “MY god!” Well, today, I want to discuss how those two things came together in my time of need and allowed me to pass my Public Speaking class.

Public Speaking 101


5 Actors/Actresses That Should Have Won It All

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Wow here we are 6 months into our two-week quarantine. At least, that’s here in the Good Ole U.S. of A cause you know, We Numba 1!


Lessons from my 7-year old

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Kids are funny. They’re comprised entirely of a sponge-like material they use to soak up every last drop of the world. Having kids of my own, it is genuinely fascinating seeing the two of them grow and become the people they are going to be.

For example, I can be having a conversation with my wife, and our 7-year-old will bogart her way into our discussion to casually remind me of how “wrong I am” using my own logic against me. We truly have created a monster. …

6 Actors/Actresses that should have won it all

If you look long enough, you’ll see all six of their faces

I don’t know how many times I can express this but I love movies. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be an actor. It is everything I aspire to do and become in my life. I’ve studied acting throughout High School and College, I have my Bachelors in video editing, hell I’ve even won two best acting awards and if that hasn’t impressed you enough internet, I’ve seen the Directors cut of The Lord of The Rings like 5 times now. So you be the judge. Anyway, my saying…

Don’t Rip His Shirt

Courtesy of Mr. Cosmatos’ mind

Have you ever found yourself in a cabin in the middle of the woods, you’re with your friends, Liquid Sound Machine is blaring from a rather overpriced record player that your hipster ass friend Casey insisted on bringing and you were like “cool man” and now that Liquid Sound Machine is playing and the acid is really kicking in, your like. You know what would make this entire experience great.

Peter Smyer Jr

Just a guy trying to put this all together but adamantly not wanting the instructions. Lover of all things Movie & TV related. Associate Editor for Pop Off

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