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Blood Drive Welcomes Us Back to the Grindhouse

If you guys know anything about me, you know I’m kinda obsessed with anything grindhouse. I’m actually worn out with the idea that all exploitative-type films are just homages to older drive-in films of the ’70s. Grindhouse is now its… Continue Reading →

Twin Peaks: The Return Is Beautifully Weird

There are few sins worse in pop culture these days than not grasping the current zeitgeist stemming out of a new (or old) piece of content. Indeed, it’s nearly blasphemous as a pop-culture writer to admit a certain ignorance with… Continue Reading →

Binge-Watching Master

“Whoa, so you’re like the “Winter Soldier?” Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev, asks his hot date, after she remarks how much metal is in arm after surgery from a car accident. “Who’s that?” she asks, and he launches into a long-winded… Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott’s (Broken) Covenant

In space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately for everyone sitting around me at the local Malco, I was plenty loud and vocal. I try to write only positive, upbeat reviews and articles with my trademark snark and sarcastic… Continue Reading →

The Case for Horror Remakes

I’ve been utterly disgusted by the perpetual and baffling stagnation of the film industry. With a list of remakes and reboots announced, including iconic titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Child’s Play, just to name a few, cautious optimism is hard to… Continue Reading →

Beyond the Gates is Retro Fun

When I first heard about this film, I was beyond excited. The movie is about two brothers, whose father goes missing for seven months and they meet up to liquidate his old video store. My dad owned a video store,… Continue Reading →

Clumsy Arrow Gun Violence Episode Makes Important Political Point

As you sit down to watch Arrow tonight, you’ll probably be glad the somewhat-random sidetrack of last week’s gun control episode is in the rearview. Regardless of which side of the issue you’re on, it was not likely what you expected… Continue Reading →

A Cure for Wellness is Down With the Sickness

Back in the early to mid ’80s, if you lived in the rural South, you rented your films at the local convenience store. VHS tapes were really expensive back then, so stores would trade out B-titles with each other. My… Continue Reading →

Carnage Park is Grindhouse Greatness

You don’t watch a film like Carnage Park for the ground-breaking story, you watch for the nostalgic look and feel of the film. Certainly, one could say it is a homage to Tarantino or more appropriately seedy ’70s exploitation films,… Continue Reading →

My Roanoke Nightmare

Ryan Murphy, you and me need to have a talk. I’m not saying I’m ready to break up with you or anything, not yet, but you are going to have to make some changes fast.

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