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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 →

Behold the Terrors of The Brain from Planet Arous!

Per Matt In 1957, a black-and-white cinematic cult classic was released featuring a giant, floating, megalomaniacal, sex-crazed brain from outer space. Audiences may not have crowned the indie film a blockbuster back in the day, but 65 years later, The… Continue Reading →

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Checks All the Boxes

If you know me, you know that I have a taste for action movies and horror flicks. A few times in history these genres have overlapped with one another. Even fewer have been successful. Most of the time, horror-action films… Continue Reading →

Moon Knight May Be Too Complicated for Viewers

Marvel Comics has many properties to pull from. The MCU is already filled with some of the most beloved characters of all time. From Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man to Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy and the Scarlet… 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 →

The Harder They Fall Aims to Revive the Western Genre

Per Matt Western movies tend to follow tried-but-true tropes. I’ve enjoyed watching them throughout the years, but their storylines are often predictable. The good guys are often officers upholding the law, chasing down criminals or even Native Americans. Dances with… Continue Reading →

The French Dispatch is Wes Anderson’s Ode to Yesteryear

Per Matt Wes Anderson is a quirky filmmaker. That isn’t exactly breaking news. He’s built up quite a fan club throughout the years, including both cinema aficionados and actors among the ranks. His films have been described as eccentric character… Continue Reading →

Interplanetary Travel Looks Great in the 4K Restoration of Flight to Mars

Per Matt “Fifty years into the future!” was the tagline to the cult classic Flight to Mars. Originally released in 1951, this sci-fi gem provided ahead-of-its-time thoughts on everything from interplanetary travel to the responsible use of natural resources. Seventy… Continue Reading →

Amazon Prime Welcomes Fandor, “The Netflix for Indie Film”

There are tons of streaming services out there. I have personally used more than 50 different streamers since 2020. You have your standard “big dogs,” like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Then there are the network-specific channels like HBO Max,… Continue Reading →

David J. Skal Highlights 31 Fright Favorites

Per Matt Halloween offers something for just about everyone. From the frights, to the costumes of symbolic characters, to the jump scares, to the classic movies we enjoy rewatching, even to the laughs they may bring. Author David J. Skal… Continue Reading →

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