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The Top 10 Must-See Shudder Movies for Halloween

Halloween is upon us again. In years past, it has been my favorite time of year. As I worked in the haunted-attractions business for so long, it feels awkward not to be a part of one this year (I had… Continue Reading →

LeVar Burton and Scary Influencers: Welcome to the Nashville Film Festival!

The Nashville Film Festival brings out some of the big guns today, as the fest officially begins its weekend programming with a strong start. Are you a Child of the ’80s? You’ll definitely enjoy the retrospective of Butterfly in the… Continue Reading →

New Quantum Leap Shows Promise, But Past Links Dim the Future

Per Matt Quantum Leap has finally returned, but this time without Dr. Samuel Beckett. Oh… boy.

Andor Does Little to Revive the Star Wars Franchise

As a Child of the ’80s, Star Wars was something I thought would be the basis that all “good movies” would be based on, for the rest of my life. Now, in the 2020s, I find myself wondering why in… Continue Reading →

BotCon Brings The Transformers to Tennessee!

Per Matt There will be more than meets the eye in downtown Nashville this weekend as The Original Transformers Fan Convention, BotCon, has finally arrived in Tennessee!

She-Hulk Breaks the Glass Ceiling (and the Fourth Wall)

Per Matt The Incredible Hulk played a major role in bringing a powerful-but-flawed comic-book character into my impressionable years. As a Child of the ’80s, I preferred to purchase my DC Comics (leaning heavily on Batman), while watching the Marvel… Continue Reading →

Predator Gets a Prequel in Prey

I loved the original Predator film. While the sequels of the monster movie franchise did not really work for me, the original was the kind of action/horror film that I absolutely loved. You have this alien killing machine, complete with… Continue Reading →

Reenlisting The A-Team, MeTV is On the Jazz!

Per Matt “I love it when a plan comes together.” Those eight words epitomize one of television’s biggest pop-culture sensations during the ’80s. Beginning in 1983, I was introduced to my very first antiheroes and for five seasons, I never… Continue Reading →

Are the Academy Awards Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

Per Matt This is a topic that has bothered me for years, now. As a life-long cinema aficionado (and sometimes insider, as a member of the Nashville Film Critics’ Association), I have always enjoyed the movie-theater experience. I have enveloped… Continue Reading →

Music Unites All as Bill & Ted Face the Music

Per Matt Nothing screams the ’80s like a time-traveling phone booth. While it was a great decade for movies, little did we know a franchise would be based around a couple of slackers from San Dimas. Two years later, those… Continue Reading →

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