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Vampires Receive a Temporary Stay of Execution in Shadows’ Finale

Per Matt There’s certain rules that need to be followed when creating a horror-comedy series about a trio of vampires who live in Staten Island, New York. They can’t survive being caught in sunlight, or they’ll die. They can transform… Continue Reading →

Charlie Manx Finally Gets a Backstory in NOS4A2

Per Matt Sometimes, when you’re a soul-eating vampire, you’re bound to lose your way. Whenever you’re not kidnapping children and whisking them off to the magical Christmasland, a place which exists solely within the mind of Charlie Manx, you might… Continue Reading →

Cell Begins the Zombie Apocalypse With a Phone Call

Per Matt Have you ever wondered what might possibly be the absolute WORST Stephen King adaptation to grace the big screen? If, for some reason, you’ve actually watched Cell, which was released in 2016 as a science-fiction horror film, produced… Continue Reading →

Bumblebee 2: Electric Boogaloo

Per Matt The robots in disguise are definitely stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, there’s the Michael Bay live-action movies (affectionately labeled as Bayverse), which focused on endless action, terrible writing and extremely poor-looking character… 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 →

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.

Making a Life-or-Death Decision: Play or Die!

Per Matt Gamers have gotten a bad rap throughout the years via feature films (and through a variety of TV shows). It takes all kinds of people to make up any sort of generic category, and I contend that you’ll… Continue Reading →

All-Star Vampires Unite for Small-Screen Shadows

How would you behave if you were three 100-year-old vampires, living in New York, baring your souls while being followed by a documentary camera crew and you just accidentally killed an ancient one from the Old Country? In case you’ve… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Logan

Per Matt What would the Wolverine film franchise look like, had Marvel not sold off the big-screen rights to the popular comic book character? And would Marvel Studios have EVER taken the chance to tell the tale known as Logan?

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

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