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engaging characters

The X-Files Season 11: The Truth is Out There*

*At least that’s what they keep saying. I make no guarantees.

If Disney Buys Out Fox, Will The X-Men and The Avengers Assemble?

The dream of Marvel fans everywhere is coming closer to a cinematic reality as Disney is in discussions to purchase Marvel’s creations from studio 20th Century Fox. This would include the X-Men franchise and a number of mutant-based characters, like… Continue Reading →

Charlize Theron Out Cools James Bond in Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is based on The Coldest City, a graphic novel written by Antony Johnston. The film is pulpy and retro, basically exactly what you would expect from a graphic novel adaption. It opens with a clip of Reagan, neon lighting… Continue Reading →

From Peggy Olson to Offred: Why Elisabeth Moss is the Actress We Need and Deserve

Elisabeth Moss has steadily become one of my favorite actors working today. I admit, if not for her solid and consistent performance in Mad Men, I likely would’ve lost interest in the TV show after a season or two. Yes, I… Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Might Be Nolan’s Magnum Opus

When I sat down in my theater seat to see Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, I can’t say I was expecting to review a bad film. Nolan is one of those few directors out there who is critiqued on a different level than… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Give Preacher The Chance It Deserves

AMC’s Preacher has unfortunately languished in relative obscurity. I confess that this has been a constant source of consternation and confusion for me. The TV show is backed and produced by Seth Rogan. Its source material is one of the more famous… Continue Reading →

Hollow Victories and Bittersweet Endings

There are a lot of different ways storytellers resolve their plot lines. Specifically with limited series or movies, the writer or director implements an underlying theme throughout that is meant to leave a certain impression on the viewer. Full-fledged television… Continue Reading →

31 or How Rob Zombie Sucked Away Two Hours of My Life

Rob Zombie makes yet another film about aging rednecks and clowns. So, do you enjoy movies where the “hottie” (while still lovely) is closer to 50 than 20? How about films where absolutely none of the characters are likable? Maybe… Continue Reading →

Video Game Storytelling

Per Matt Video games, much like blockbuster movies and best-selling novels are crafted with extremely tight deadlines and trying circumstances, but that doesn’t mean their storylines should receive the short end of the stick, when it comes to the development… Continue Reading →

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