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Something Spooky is Brewing in The Terror: Infamy

In Japanese literature, kaidan are ghost tales which may include spirits with strong desires. And according to Wikipedia, these folk tales feature supernatural elements that “bring an old-fashioned air into the story.” That’s a pretty basic description of The Terror:… Continue Reading →

Punk Wraps As Grunge Grows

Per Matt As a genre, punk lived fast and loud, much like the music itself. Evolving into a variety of subgenres, many of the musicians who spent their time in the punk spotlight eventually moved on to other projects, pairing… Continue Reading →

What is Halo: Outpost Discovery?

Part fan event, part touring experience, part amusement park and part video game convention, Halo: Outpost Discovery looks to offer a new type of event for fans of the science-fiction franchise.

Hey Nat Geo: More Boom and Less Mars, Please!

As the National Geographic Channel slowly steps toward offering more scripted entertainment, here’s a memo for the network’s programmers: More Valley of the Boom and less Mars, please!

The Black Dahlia Murder Gets a Wonder-ful Connection

For fans of Wonder Woman who prefer their material a little darker, check out I Am the Night, which should be in their woodshed.

Shorty’s Sentence: Second Season’s Strong

If the first season of Get Shorty on Epix was a slight detour from the original source material, then Season 2 is a straight-up exit from Elmore Leonard’s roadmap (that’s not a bad thing). And as the season finale wraps,… Continue Reading →

Bad Times at the El Royale

Four guests arrive at a motel with a unique gimmick. Each guest is not what they seem. There’s a thunderstorm and their cars won’t start. People start dying… If this premise sounds like your brand of thrilling mystery, you might… Continue Reading →

Making a Deal With the Devil: It’s the Elmore Leonard Way

Per Matt Half-way through Season 2 of Get Shorty and I can safely say that Elmore Leonard would totally approve of this adaptation of his source material. Epix has built a great ongoing storyline from the writer’s novels and molded the… Continue Reading →

Season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet Has Bite

The Santa Clarita Diet may have invented a new genre of entertainment: the zom-com. Its an entertaining mix of a family sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick horror and gory uh… weirdness. It’s probably not a TV show that everyone can easily… Continue Reading →

Fans of Blade Runner 2049 Will Enjoy the World of Altered Carbon

If you liked Blade Runner 2049 and want to spend some more time in a sci-fi/noir mystery set in the not-too-distant future, I would recommend Altered Carbon on Netflix. Also set in California, Altered Carbon takes place more than 350… Continue Reading →

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