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Hell Fest: Stunting the Antagonist

Per Matt The strong-but-silent type can describe a variety of characters, most notably the hero of many stories. But what happens when your antagonist is silent but deadly? Hell Fest explores the horror trope of having a bad guy who… Continue Reading →

Back From the Dead, NOS4A2 Returns

Per Matt I have definitely had a love/hate affair with vampires. For every What We Do in the Shadows, there’s two or more versions of The Passage and A Discovery of Witches that never ultimately survive the ratings game. I’m… 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 →

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.

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 →

What’s the Secret of Skinwalker Ranch?

Many, many paranormal and supernatural anomalies can be found on the mysterious 512-acre plot of land in Uintah County, Utah. And a new investigative group has formed to explore the unknown in The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.

Living Space or Nazi Undead? Either Way, It’s My Guilty Pleasure.

How do you like your horror films? If you think a Groundhog Day-type of storyline with a side of jump scares is your thing, then please allow me to introduce My Guilty Pleasure. Whether known as Nazi Undead or Living… Continue Reading →

Now That The NFFA Has a Dirty Backstory, What’s Next For The Purge?

This is not a test. As a television series, The Purge takes a behind-the-scenes look at Big Brother and explores violence as a deterrant to violence, which ultimately only seems to create serial killers. Sounds more like an deadly, lawless… Continue Reading →

Jumanji: The Next Level Gets Lost in the Jungle

In 2017, one of the best Robin Williams films, Jumanji, got a much-needed sequel. Yes, a true sequel, unlike the reboots that Hollywood has been pushing out the past few years. The events of the original movie were mentioned in… Continue Reading →

Is Frozen 2 Good or Great?

Six years ago, Disney opened a whole new world for fans when Frozen was released upon the masses. The film was widely acclaimed as one of, if not the best, Disney film of all time. It had all the marks… Continue Reading →

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