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Jim Vorel

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Decatur, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

Old Fitzgerald Fall 2022 (19 Year) Bourbon Review

The decanter is as beautiful as ever, but Heaven Hill may have finally pushed the age of this series too far. → Read More

Can M. Night Shyamalan Really Deliver a Faithful Adaptation in Knock at the Cabin?

The Cabin at the End of the World has a few things going for it that might make M. Night Shyamalan's involvement raise a few eyebrows. Can he pull it off? → Read More

Bob Belcher Is One of TV's Best Dads, and He Really Needs a Win

Bob is a model of a self-sacrificing TV parent, but we'd really like to see the guy finally get his big win. → Read More

Toho Announces Return of Godzilla Franchise With New Film in 2023

It's unclear if this will be a true sequel to 2016's Shin Godzilla, or a new starting point for the franchise in its 30th entry. → Read More

The Midnight Club Showcases the Best and Worst of Mike Flanagan's Narrative Obsessions

A multi-season show might be the worst-case scenario for Flanagan, whose work already has a tendency to run long and self-indulgent. → Read More

Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities Is a Gorgeously Executed Showcase for Top-Tier Horror Talent

Conventional but masterfully designed, Cabinet of the Curiosities is a shining example of each director's craft. → Read More

Halloween Ends Review: Trilogy-Ender Has Finality, but Mostly Has Jaw-Dropping Absurdity

It's difficult to even imagine how all three of these Halloween sequels could have been made by the same person, given how much they trample over each other. → Read More

High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 10 Rye Whiskey Review

Festive, fruity and spicy, High West's highly sought-after rye certainly feels like a holiday treat. → Read More

Knob Creek 18 Year Bourbon Review

The Jim Beam brand releases its oldest expression to date, but can it handle all that oak? → Read More

Kentucky Owl Takumi Edition Bourbon Review

Kentucky Owl strains the credibility of what can be called "limited edition" bourbon, with a flimsy theme that isn't fully explored. → Read More

Jim Beam Officially Reveals Release of Knob Creek 18 Year Bourbon

It's the oldest release ever in the storied flagship of Beam's Small Batch Bourbon Collection. → Read More

This Tubi Trailer for The Depp/Heard Trial Is Profoundly Gross

If the goal was to produce something as slimy and gross as possible, they've clearly succeeded with this piece of exploitation. → Read More

Russia Boycotting Academy Awards, Will Not Make Oscar Submission

As the war in Ukraine rages on, tensions between Russia and the U.S. are even leaking into the entertainment industry. → Read More

We Need to Talk about the Heartless Harfoots of Rings of Power

For "protagonists," they sure are extremely ready to sentence each other to death in a way that is totally foreign to Tolkien's hobbits. → Read More

The Dalmore 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

The Dalmore expands its core lineup with another beautifully rich malt, matured in PX sherry casks. → Read More

Throw it In the Fire: Pepsi Unveils "S'Mores Collection" Flavors

Every time you think the cola market can't get any more disgusting, something like this presents itself. → Read More

The Subtle Alchemy of St. George Spirits, 40 Years Strong

For 40 years, St. George Spirits has never done anything the easy way, and they're not about to start now. → Read More

Sierra Nevada Unveils Their Strongest Beer Ever, in E.H. Taylor Bourbon Collaboration

It's safe to say we can't remember the last time we saw a national beer release that was aged 7 years. → Read More

Remus Repeal Reserve (Series VI) Bourbon Review

MGP's prized house brand ascends to greater heights than ever with some really excellent bourbon. → Read More

Cooking Shows Reach a New Level of Absurdity in Trailer for Hulu's Chefs vs. Wild

Dropping chefs into the wilderness to make "five star meals" is a concept so delightfully stupid, it makes Iron Chef look quaint. → Read More