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Hercules and the Captive Women Pulls You Into a Sword-and-Sandals World

Per Matt Filmmakers need a lot of imagination to entice moviegoers to pony up their hard-earned money at movie theaters (and now, streaming services). Back in the 1950s, Italian sword-and-sandal films were all the rage. Originally released in 1961, Hercules… Continue Reading →

After 700 Episodes, Has The Simpsons Finally Gotten Self Reflective?

Per Matt Did you hear that sound? If you happened to tune into The Simpsons for Episode 700 this past weekend, you may have noticed something a little different. While family secrets and a holiday-themed redemption story were the main… Continue Reading →

Belushi Doc Brings the Fame, Pain and Shame

For most people, celebrity is fleeting. Sometimes it can take years, decades and even a lifetime to finally make your mark in the pop-culture zeitgeist. And then there’s the kind of people whose burning desire and work ethic seemingly create… Continue Reading →

Returning Characters Make Coming 2 America Worth the Trip

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s, I was a HUGE fan of Coming to America. Originally released in 1988, the movie helped mold my personality and my sense of humor. Back in the day, I was introduced to… Continue Reading →

Nicolas Cage Annihilates Animatronics in Willy’s Wonderland

Imagine you have been hired to work inside a themed restaurant. All you’ve got to do is be the the overnight janitor. Sounds easy, right? No one to bother you. All you have to do is clean up the place,… Continue Reading →

Shots of Bill Murray Strengthen On the Rocks

Per Matt Imagine Bill Murray… as your father. Imagine Bill Murray as a free-wheeling playboy who also broke up your happy family. Can you also imagine Bill Murray as a tour de force, who steals every single scene in which… Continue Reading →

Godmothered Proves Fairy Tales Can Come True

My little girl is in love with the idea of fairy godmothers. After watching movies like Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, she is totally convinced that we have good godmothers around us, dedicated to trying to make our lives easy, fun… Continue Reading →

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling

Per Matt Garry Shandling lived multiple lives, in terms of his success in Hollywood. Each time it looked like he had plateaued, he would break on through to a higher plane. And then, improbably, he’d top his past successes, creating… Continue Reading →

30 Years Later, What Can We Expect From Bill & Ted?

Per Matt Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan were DEFINITELY products of the ’80s. The two time-traveling metalhead slackers were wonderous, in all of their simplicity. Spouting infectious catchphrases and traveling much like Doctor Who long before smartphones… Continue Reading →

My Spy Proves That Dave Bautista Is No Arnold Schwarzenegger

Growing up, Arnold Schwarzenegger was the quintessential action movie star. Basically, if you wanted a strong, muscle-bound hero who just oozed charisma, Arnold was your man. Starting with Conan The Barbarian, I was hooked on him. I remember my mom… Continue Reading →

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