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No Time to Die is a Tearful End for the Daniel Craig Era of James Bond

There are very few times in cinematic history that have caused me to shed tears. I get wrapped up in movies, but I almost always have a disconnect between myself and the characters. Occasionally, I get wrapped up in the… Continue Reading →

The Wheel Of Time is an Enjoyable, Yet Bumpy Ride

I am not a huge fan of fantasy-centric stories. I have watched mainstream stuff like The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but anything deeper than that is just lost on me. I guess it comes from not being… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth Prepares For Stateside Adventures

Per Matt After double-dipping into spy thriller and revenge fantasy genres last year, EPIX brings back Pennyworth for a second season with a whole new objective: It’s finally time for Alfie and his ragtag crew to export their very specific… Continue Reading →

Primal’s Visual Storytelling Racks Up Three Emmy Awards

Dialogue is overrated, right? When it comes to some filmmakers, they can’t have enough witty conversations, despite the depictions of their paper-thin characters. But when it comes to Genndy Tartakovsky’s skills, he can craft more emotion with practically no dialogue,… Continue Reading →

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 →

Color Out of Space is a Crazy Horror Film for These Crazy Times

Nicolas Cage has a career that has spanned as long as I can remember. Some of my favorites were Face/Off, Con Air and The Rock, mainly ’cause when I want an action flick, I do occasionally want a believable, non-roided-up… Continue Reading →

Treadstone Reawakens Cold War Fears

Members of the CIA are running an unsanctioned global operation — some would call it a criminal syndicate — and “America wants to win.” If that doesn’t sum up 10 episodes of Treadstone, which basically tells the origin story of… Continue Reading →

Jack Ryan Gets a Modern-Day Makeover

The Jack Ryan series on Amazon is a good, modern interpretation of the character from the Tom Clancy books. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. As a fan of the Tom Clancy books and having watched all the Jack… Continue Reading →

Marvel Mutates Source Material Into a Gifted TV Series

When a television pilot introduces a new series with characters who are, “a couple of freaks, same as you,” I immediately perked up. The Gifted had my full attention. Maybe this wasn’t going to be the generic teeny bopper-outsiders soap opera… Continue Reading →

Discovering Telltale’s New, Not-So-New Batman

This isn’t your ordinary Batman, unless you’re an avid reader of the earliest of Batman comics. Batman: The Telltale Series is based on Bob Kane and Bill Finger’s Batman. If you haven’t researched, allow me to save you some time…. Continue Reading →

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