Archive for June 2019

Sociopolitical and Cultural Insights from Joe Bob Briggs (Exclusive)

Sociopolitical and Cultural Insights from Joe Bob Briggs (Exclusive)
We currently live in, arguably, the most divisive political climate since the Civil War. There aren't many people who are talking about peace, love and togetherness in America right now, but one comedian and nationally syndicated "drive-in movie critic," known for his sardonic takes on B-movies, is. John Bloom, better known by his alter ego, "Joe Bob Briggs," performed his hit show "Joe Bob Briggs: How Rednecks Saved Hollywood” at the Cinepocalypse Film Festival earlier this month at the Music Box Theatre. We took in the showing, and had an exclusive interview with the Little Rock native beforehand. Here were some of the more notable quotables, regarding the current political climate, from our interview with Joe Bob Briggs...

Red Neck Culture More Relevant than Ever; Bone Up with Joe Bob Briggs Show at the Music Box

Red Neck Culture More Relevant than Ever; Bone Up with Joe Bob Briggs Show at the Music Box

In the words of Johnny Russell, “there’s no other place I’d rather be than right here, with my red necks, white socks and blue ribbon beer.”  Although you can certainly swap out “white socks” for “White Sox” if you’ve been to the 500 level at Guaranteed Rate Field- certainly a red neck or two to be found there.

Red neck culture is more relevant than ever, and in 2016 we learned just how powerful a voting block hillbillies truly are. You can ignore them all you want (after all much of what they stand for sociopolitically is morally deplorable and egregiously regressive), but you do so at your own peril.

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‘90s Nostalgia Continues Trending, Experience it at Cinepocalypse 2019

‘90s Nostalgia Continues Trending, Experience it at Cinepocalypse 2019

What happens when us younger end of Generation X to older Millennials turn middle-aged? The pop culture of our adolescence becomes popular once again. Yes, we’ve reached that point along the space-time continuum where all things 1990s is new and fresh again.

‘90s nostalgia has been “a thing” for a few years now and it’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing down, given how just about everything that was mainstream during the cyberspace decade is being rebooted again these days. Embrace all things ‘90s next week with the Cinepocalypse Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N Southport Ave).

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