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The Al Yankovic Story is Just as Weird as Its Subject

Who doesn’t love some “Weird Al” Yankovic? As I write this, I start thinking that I will get some social-media anger from the haters. (It’s inevitable, as a vast pool of people just has nothing better to do in life.)… 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 →

David Fincher Explores Old Hollywood in Mank

Per Matt Throughout the years, a majority of film critics have voted Citizen Kane as the greatest movie of all time. Now, I truly believe it is a great one, but it stands as the second best for me (nothing… Continue Reading →

Cola Wars is American as Soda

Per Matt Coke vs. Pepsi. The battle lines were drawn many years ago and the fighting continues today, but do you know the real stories behind the company’s headlines? It may not be apple pie, but Cola Wars attempts to… Continue Reading →

Apollo 11 May Be the Best Documentary, Ever!

Per Matt Knowledge of everything pertaining to outer space is imperative for the survival of the human race. While it may not be conquerable, man’s journey to survive the harshest of environments began with Yuri Gagarin’s record-breaking journey outside of… Continue Reading →

Forgotten Films Documents Apollo’s Greatest Accomplishment

Per Matt A lot can be accomplished within 50 years, and when you’re dealing with the space race, rushing to beat a rival country to land on the moon, time is money with humanity waiting on the outcome. Apollo: The… Continue Reading →

The Two Popes Offers Hope for a Bright Future

Per Matt With Christmas decorations going back into storage and a new year just around the corner, I thought I’d take a moment to step away from the horror and pop-culture genres to reflect on a little movie called The… Continue Reading →

Rocketman Lands as a Musical Fantasy Film

Per Matt For years, Elton John has been trying to bring his story of seeking an identity to the big screen, and with Rocketman, it was mission accomplished. So, is his life story worthy of any cinematic awards?

Eddie Murphy is Dynamite as Dolemite!

Per Matt It has been a long time since I thought, “Eddie Murphy is dynamite in this big-screen role.” Correction. It’s been a VERY long time since I have last imagined that phrase. But here it is, in 2019, and… Continue Reading →

Middle-Earth’s Origins are Revealed in Tolkien

Per Matt Bringing a writer’s life to the big screen and making it interesting has been a hit-or-miss proposition for Hollywood throughout the years. What can often be described as an isolated event, taking pen to paper (or more accurately… Continue Reading →

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