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Recent articles by Johnny:

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘First Class’ on Netflix, A Reality Series About The Luxe Lives Of A Group Of Barcelona Buds

Fine threads, fabulous parties, beautiful people and an emu? It’s just another Barcelona night in the world of First Class. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 3 on Netflix, Where The Super Sibs Return For A Third Season And More Alt Timeline Hijinx

Their antics delayed the apocalypse. But did they also do up a personal doomsday for the super siblings of The Umbrella Academy? → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Peaky Blinders’ Season 6 on Netflix, Where Tommy Shelby And His Crime Family Return For A Sixth Season

'Peaky Blinders' returns to Netflix with six more episodes in the violent life of the Shelby family. The show stars Cillian Murphy and Anya Taylor-Joy, and greatly misses Helen McCrory, who died since Season 5 wrapped. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Pistol’ on Hulu, A Riotously Visual, Danny Boyle-Directed Sex Pistols Biopic

Nevermind the bollocks, here’s a Sex Pistols biopic! → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ on Disney+, A Half-Toon, Half-Live Romp With More References Than A Library

John Mulaney and Andy Samberg are the titular chipmunk duo in Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers, a wacky, reference-heavy romp through a half-toon, half-human world. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Bang Bang Baby’ on Prime Video, Where An Italian Teenager Joins Her Father’s Mob Family Business

In Bang Bang Baby, Italian teenager Alice learns about life inside her father’s mob family as the music in her head riffs on neon eighties grooves. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Smother’ Season 2 on Peacock, An Irish Family Noir Where Lasting Secrets Come Undone

Val Ahern and her daughters are back for another season of intrigue, bickering, and sisterly love in the Irish limited series noir Smother. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Battle: Freestyle’ on Netflix, Where A Norwegian Dance Crew Take Their Moves to Paris

The furious pops and tumbles of contemporary hip-hop dance are front and center for Battle: Freestyle, where the crew from 2018 film Battle find new challenges on a trip to Paris. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect’ on Hulu, A Clunky Sequel That Sends The Wishbones On A Rescue Mission

The Wishbones transform into the monster-fied selves once again in Monster Family 2: Nobody’s Perfect, but there’s allegedly more going on here than just spells and spookiness. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Olivia Rodrigo: Driving Home 2 U’ on Disney+, A Road Trip Riff On Her Breakthrough Debut

In Driving Home 2 U, Olivia Rodrigo uses her driver’s license to take her vehicle back through the emotions, memories and places that informed her hit debut album Sour. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Summer Days, Summer Nights’ on Hulu, an Edward Burns Joint Full Of Nostalgia And Coming-Of-Age Tenderness

Writer-director Edward Burns brings a light touch to the nostalgic air and romantic idyl of his comedy-drama Summer Days, Summer Nights. → Read More

‘Reacher’ Episode 6 Recap: “Papier”

Today's acronym is MUC: Mass Undetectable Counterfeiting. → Read More

‘Reacher’ Episode 5 Recap: “No Apologies”

This is the episode we discover that Reacher eats French fries. (Or, at least, a single fry.) → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Lies And Deceit’ on Netflix, A Spanish Remake Of A Brit Thriller About Attraction And Dishonesty

Laura’s date with Xavier results in chaos when she accuses him of rape and he denies the charge. But as bad as that is, there are even more dramas swirling in Lies & Deceit. → Read More

‘Reacher’ Episode 2 Recap: “First Dance”

Reacher always knew his alibi was rock solid. While the murders were going down in Margrave, Georgia, he was boarding a Greyhound in Tampa, Florida, and the ticket counter, driver, and other bus passengers would corroborate that. And so despite the static of being tossed into prison for the weekend, and having to bust a few heads while inside, Reacher was ready to walk out of there on Monday,… → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Catching Killers: Season 2’ on Netflix, Featuring Brief True Crime Forays Into How Murderers Got Nabbed

When BTK resurfaced in 2004, his apprehension became an obsession for a group of Wichita detectives. Catching Killers has their story. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Home Team’ on Netflix, Which Builds A Kids Sports Comedy Out Of A Real-Life NFL Scandal

Kevin James is disgraced New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton in Home Team. Smarting from a suspension, Payton leans a lesson in humility as he coaches up his son's struggling pee wee football team. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘My Father’s Violin’ on Netflix, Where An Orphaned Urchin Teaches A Valuable Lesson About the Power of Music and Family

You’d think a famous violinist would know that music is the language of the soul, but in My Father’s Violin, he needs the niece he never knew to teach him. → Read More

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman’ on Netflix, A Needless Extra Chapter In The Serial Killer’s Story

Former Disney Channel star Peyton List tries to turn nasty in Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman, an insubstantial throwback to an earlier chapter in the serial killer’s life. → Read More

Is ‘Archive 81’ Scary?

That's definitely the idea! → Read More