Jeremy Moran Author

Jeremy Moran is a writer, actor, and filmmaker based in Austin, Tx. When he isn't writing, he performs improv and sketch comedy, as well as making live-action and animated films. His official website is at www.jeremymoran.com.

Reasons to take a news break over the holidays

I am determined to have a Trump-free holiday. I wanna focus on the warmth and fuzziness of family and friend togetherness instead. It will be a total and complete news break....

How I learned to stop feeling powerless after Trump’s election

I am still not used to the words “President Donald Trump”. I sincerely hope that one day I will but I do not foresee it happening....

Christopher Guest’s Mascots is perfect Netflix viewing

It’s a good one to watch at home when you don’t want to go out and it’s also a good source of calming audio for those dark nights when your head is racing and you can’t...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, reviewed

This past week, Tim Burton thoroughly embarrassed himself by making some comments that suggested that diversity and representation in modern American filmmaking is unimportant and...

Is it popular to be popular?

Last week, I was at the Kerbey Lane Cafe in the quaint American city of Austin, Tx. when I noticed a gaggle of people out in the parking lot running around in circles while...

Are trigger warnings and safe spaces coddling or compassionate?

Guys, I have to be honest with you, I am frustrated. I have been trying to write this piece about the debate on trigger warnings, safe spaces, and the dominance of all that is...

Open letter: One year with MyFitnessPal

I have been frustrated and angry with you whenever I felt your steel-eyed glare as I glanced lovingly at a donut. I am sure you have felt frustrated with me when I have gone 300...

Politically Re-Active podcast is essential listening

America had a massive anxiety attack when Jon Stewart announced that he would leave The Daily Show. How are we going to keep our sanity in the face of the absurd machinery of...

Keeping the late-summer sads at bay

Do you ever find yourself getting depressed at the end of summer? The period of time from mid-July through Labor Day can do quite a number on your mental health. The heat rises...

Hillary may seem better than Trump but I am still not eager to vote for her

Now that we know that Trump and Hillary are the two major candidates, I feel as if the choice is between pure evil that will destroy the world and a flawed candidate who I was...

Everything you need to know before seeing The Neon Demon

Nicholas Winding Refn’s insane new film The Neon Demon is a true Hollywood horrorshow that descends to the darkest depths of beautiful depravity. ...

Finding Dory will get its hooks in you and not let go

That’s Pixar, man. They can’t even wait until after the title card appears to stick their emotional hooks in you....

“Beautiful/Anonymous” reveals all in intimate talks with strangers

Do you ever want to break into someone's head and see what they really think about? Do you ever sit on the bus and wonder where everyone’s going and why? ...

The pros and cons of bootlegging Hamilton

This hip-hop musical (Or does it count as a "hip-hopera?") about Alexander Hamilton has not only captured the zeitgeist, it stomped on the zeitgeist until there was no zeitgeist...

The Lobster is perfectly absurd, disturbing and hilarious

Consider the sad case of David, who gets dumped by his wife and faces the prospect of living out the rest of his life alone. It’s a sad situation. It’s even sadder...