All posts by Pseudo Joe

Joe is a graduate of Rowan University with a B.A. in Psychology. His life goal is to become a psychiatrist to D-list celebrities.

Menendez Mania!

Before there was O.J., there was Menendez. Lyle and Erik Menendez, that is. Their trial was the first to be televised in its entirety on the then fairly new Court TV (which was later relaunched as truTV). The brothers became stars of the original “Trial of the Century” before there was a “Trial of the Century.” The past several years have seen frequent revisits to past crimes, with documentaries and scripted shows about O.J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey, among others.... Read More

Interview – Brad Rosenberg is Spreading Addiction Awareness

What is up Nerdslant Nation! I’m here with Brad Rosenberg. He’s one of our newest – he is actually is our newest writer. He just started writing for us a few weeks ago. My name is Joe, better known as Pseudo Joe. And today we’re going to be talking about a movie that Brad wrote a screenplay for. What is the name of the movie? Brad: With the Web in the Front. Cool. And it is about heroin addiction, right? Brad: Yes. And so, without giving too much away obviously,... Read More

Criminal Minds is Losing Its Mind

Warning: The following article may contain spoilers from previous seasons of Criminal Minds. The cast of CBS’ Criminal Minds seems to be dropping more quickly than the show’s many, gory victims. The first veteran actor to say goodbye to the bureau this year was Shemar Moore, who played FBI Special Agent Derek Morgan since the series premiered in 2005. Moore’s last episode aired on March 23rd, prior to the end of the eleventh season.  Shemar said he wanted to try new... Read More

Disturbed Rocked the PNC Bank Arts Center This Summer

After the rain ruined my first attempt at finally seeing Disturbed live at the MMRBQ Music Festival back in May, I was pumped to finally “get down with the sickness” at the PNC Bank Arts Center during their summer tour. The band co-headlined the nationwide rock showcase with Breaking Benjamin and supporting acts Saint Asonia and Altar Bridge. While the other three bands definitely contributed to a kick-ass night (and have much more of my attention), it was the headliner that... Read More

The Purge: Election Year (2016) Review: When Art Cleverly Imitates Life

Warning: The following review contains some spoilers for The Purge: Election Year. The first chapter of The Purge series (released in 2013) introduced us to an intriguing idea, which took place in the near future (2022 to be exact) when once a year for 12 hours, all crime, including murder, would be legal, and emergency medical services would be disabled for the duration of the night. While it started out promising, the Ethan Hawke-starring thriller/horror film fell victim to the clichés of... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 10 – “The Verdict” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean just the verdict. “Today’s the day.” Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) greeted O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) as he was led to the room where he’d get ready to hear the closing arguments, which would be the last court day until the verdict was read. Judge Lance Ito (Kenneth Choi) continued to kowtow to the defense and irritate the prosecution,... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 9 – “Manna From Heaven” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean the verdict. It may seem like a strange title at first, but “Manna From Heaven” brilliantly refers to the comment Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance)  makes after he learns about the existence of the Mark Fuhrman (Steven Pasquale) tapes – where he’s recorded using radically racist language and describing details of experiences he’d had in the... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 8 – “A Jury in Jail” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean the verdict. For the first time, the anonymous jury members are given an identity and the audience gets a glimpse of what their experience serving in the courtroom for “The Trial of the Century” is really like. “A Jury in Jail” serves as an accurate description, considering that poker-playing O.J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) seemed to have more... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 7 – “Conspiracy Theories”

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean the verdict. In the most intriguing opening scene this series has offered yet, while watching the trial with his students from his classroom at Harvard University, defense contributor Alan Dershowitz (Evan Handler) faxes information three-thousand miles to assist Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance) with feeding the jury a conspiracy theory while interrogating Detective Tom... Read More

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Episode 6 – “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers from this week’s episode of American Crime Story, and I don’t mean the verdict. The sixth episode in this epic mini-series, the aptly titled “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” (derived from a certain 70s sitcom), focused on the many hardships that lead prosecutor Marcia Clark faced throughout the duration of the so-called “Trial of the Century.” Sarah Paulson’s truly outstanding in her starring role, portraying a... Read More