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“I don’t really like scary movies, except when I want to be scared.” That logical conundrum was shared with me across the table as I had lunch with my sons the other day. I wrote about Toshi’s experience with the film Halloween and how it seemed like an important developmental step for him as a person, not just as a film fan, and I took some heat for it from some of the readers. I get it. Horror films aren’t for everyone, and for some people, they are never enjoyable. They simply don’t like the experience. But for those of us who love horror films, there’s usually a moment that we remember as a flashpoint for that love, and it normally involves being so scared that we go into a sort of shock sitting there in the dark. I miss that feeling, honestly, and there are times where, »
- Drew McWeeny
Jon Lajoie is perhaps best recognized as playing Taco on The League, so if you've seen the show, you probably can't help but associate him with his supremely dimwitted character who has no care for social boundaries. He's also a musician, though, and apparently a pretty clever one at that. Now that The League has ended, Lajoie has released an album under his stage name, Wolfie's Just Fine. Surprisingly, it includes one of the best tributes to horror movies I've ever heard or seen. Titled "A New Beginning," the song is all about a grown man remembering what it was like to watch a sex and death filled slasher as a boy. The lyrics are nostalgia-inducing enough on their own, but it's the music video that really transcends this thing...
- Peter Hall
[caption id="attachment_47908" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The League TV show on Fxx. Stephen Rannazzisi as Kevin, Katie Aselton as Jenny, Paul Scheer as Andre, Mark Duplass as Pete, Nick Kroll as Ruxin, Jonathan Lajoie as Taco. Cr: Matthias Clamer/FX. Copyright 2015, FX Networks. All rights reserved.[/caption]
"The League Complete Series" is coming to DVD. While The League was not cancelled, the semi-scripted relationship sitcom, featuring a fantasy football league, ended in 2015, after seven seasons on Fxx.
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3 items from 2016
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