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The Power of the Dog Attacks Psychological Torture, Trauma

Per Matt Jane Campion’s eighth feature film, The Power of the Dog, takes a bite out of love, grief and jealousy, as the multi-hyphenate filmmaker brings psychological torture to the American wild, wild West in this big-screen adaptation of Thomas… Continue Reading →

DeLorean Doc Takes Myth & Mogul Back to the Future

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s and a life-long fan of Robert Zemeckis’ time-traveling trilogy, I’ve always been curious about the man, the myth, the legendary car creator, John DeLorean. Even though I was too young to remember… Continue Reading →

Clarice Couldn’t Survive the Ghost of Hannibal Lecter

Per Matt Lowly rated horror-themed shows airing on network television don’t usually get multiple seasons to fix their format — especially when they’re an expensive adaptation of a best-selling book series and an Oscar-winning film. And it doesn’t help that… Continue Reading →

Season 8: An Oak Island Tease

The No. 1 rule of treasure hunting is to roll with the punches. Things almost never go as planned and when they go sideways, you’ll need some backup plans. Dealing with Oak Island, there’s an endless number of variables that… Continue Reading →

Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

William Shatner vs. Ancient Aliens: History’s Greatest Crossover

Per Matt William Shatner never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like (at least while appearing on reality TV). So, when the pop-culture icon appeared on Ancient Aliens last week to debate the ancient astronaut theory, the two-hour long episode… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Elisabeth Moss as Horror Writer, Shirley Jackson

Per Matt Biopics can be dangerous subjects. On one hand, they can lead the uninformed into believing fictionalized stories of actual people. On the other hand, they can also withhold some major attributes of real-life people, while accentuating others. Sometimes… Continue Reading →

Clooney’s Midnight Sky Shines Hope Despite Doom and Gloom

Per Matt In the near future, an unspecified global disaster will destroy planet Earth, forcing its few survivors underground. Civilization’s last outpost happens to be in the most remote location, where a terminal patient tries to prevent the end of… Continue Reading →

Beyond Oak Island Chases Other Tales of Untold Treasures

If you’re a curser, an Oakie or an acorn, you’re already a fan of The Curse of Oak Island. And if you’re not, you really need to catch up, already¬†(Oak Island‘s Eighth Season Off to a Rocky Start). After eight… Continue Reading →

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