Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

Taika Takes a Turn Visiting the Star Wars Universe

Per Matt Now, more than ever, it has come to my attention that this is truly Taika Waititi’s world and we’re just living in it. How else would you explain his meteoric rise in Hollywood, without making any true enemies?

Letting in The Babadook

Per Matt Interpretive horror films are the best. Sure, it can be frustrating no knowing exactly what has happened, since you never actually see the storyline play out on the screen, but it’s much better than being beaten over the… Continue Reading →

Here There Be Monsters Exposes the Dangers of Being a Bully

How is everyone coping during the “feels like it is neverending” lockdown? Can’t say my life has been interrupted much, which makes me a lucky one. Working from home is something that has taken a little getting used to, but… Continue Reading →

Life Interpretations Via Dispatches From Elsewhere

Finding the puzzles hidden within everyday life may be tough enough, but decoding those puzzles, while making accurate interpretations is even harder. So it goes for four ordinary people in Dispatches From Elsewhere.

City of Angels Brings Folklore, Conspiracies and Cults to Penny Dreadful

Per Matt As soon as a prophecy declares that “a time will come when race will devour race, when brother will kill brother, until not a soul is left” in the Penny Dreadful season premiere, “Santa Muerte,” I knew I… Continue Reading →

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… Continue Reading →

Will a New Crew Find the Lost Gold of World War II?

Hunting for buried treasure isn’t exactly a profession that everyone seems qualified for. Chasing random theories and thin leads is expensive (see Digging Toward Debt: Oak Island’s True Curse)… and it doesn’t seem to be one with built-in longevity. So,… Continue Reading →

Digging Toward Debt: Oak Island’s True Curse

Oak Island’s 225-year-old mystery has sparked the imagination of millions throughout the years as its long-held ties to historical heavyweights have been many, including the Ark of the Covenant, the Templar Knights, Blackbeard the Pirate, William Shakespeare and many, many… Continue Reading →

Neil Gaiman Dreams Dangerously

Per Matt I have had a love affair with books for a long time, now. I remember checking out unusual novels in elementary school, but I guess it really amplified when I was a teenager. Certain topics and certain authors… Continue Reading →

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