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Hustling Toward Awards Season

Per Matt Buckle up: Here we go again. Every movie that’s aired during the past year is vying for the attention of awards shows, with the three strongest words of the cinematic world being, “For Your Consideration.” Hustlers just happens… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Pennyworth

Per Matt Expanding a well-known character’s backstory is tricky business. On one hand, you’ve got network executives who simply ask for a fun, somewhat believable series people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who expect… Continue Reading →

Get Shorty Burns Down Its Past Before Rebuilding Season 3

Per Matt Hollywood loves a comeback story — especially if it’s full of revenge! Season 3 of Get Shorty seems to follow that storyline arc, satirizing show business and definitely bringing darkness to this black comedy. Just don’t expect an… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth: A Fun, Yet Unfocused Batman Prequel

Epix’s new series, Pennyworth, tries to be too many things at once and like the title character, doesn’t quite know where fate is leading him.

Pennyworth Expands the DC Universe

Per Matt Now that Gotham has closed up shop, EPIX has taken the reins in telling the backstory of Bruce Wayne’s family tree.

Far From Home Takes Spider-Man on an Emotional Journey

Per Matt When do superheroes actually get to take time out of their busy lives in order to decompress and leave the crimefighting to others, if only for a little while? Peter Parker attempts to take a vacation, live his… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The Usual Suspects Return for Get Shorty’s Second Season

Per Matt The usual suspects get in (and out of) line for Season 2 of Get Shorty. “And What Have We Learned?”

Season 2 of Luke Cage is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There’s a lot about Season 2 of Luke Cage that’s good. All the returning actors play their characters well. Visually, the show looks good. You’ll hear some great music and performances, just like last season. Most importantly, there’s a great… Continue Reading →

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