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Clarice Couldn’t Survive the Ghost of Hannibal Lecter

Per Matt Lowly rated horror-themed shows airing on network television don’t usually get multiple seasons to fix their format — especially when they’re an expensive adaptation of a best-selling book series and an Oscar-winning film. And it doesn’t help that… Continue Reading →

The Forever Purge is What Happens When People Won’t Stop Killing

Very few film series keep the attention of viewers after a trilogy has run its course. The Purge franchise is one of the rare exceptions to this legacy. With The Forever Purge, the lineup of Purge releases is now up… Continue Reading →

Life After Superheroes: Does Zack Snyder Need a Career Reboot?

Per Matt Tweaking comics canon for the big screen can be a tricky business. Whenever filmmakers alter beloved storylines by many, the fanboys and fangirls who grew up with those characters will generally speak out, while holding nothing back. They… Continue Reading →

Giancarlo Esposito is the Reason to Watch Godfather of Harlem

Per Matt A womanizer. A sleazy politician who uses his pulpit (and the power of the press) to push his priorities front and center, while never quite changing his bad behavior. Some would call him a fraud, but Giancarlo Esposito’s… Continue Reading →

Clarice Brings Psychological Horror to a Procedural Setting

Per Matt Brought to the small screen as a sequel series to The Silence of the Lambs, Clarice fills the procedural void that C.S.I. popularized for 15 seasons (including its many spin-offs) on CBS. But this show isn’t a one-trick… Continue Reading →

Pennyworth Prepares For Stateside Adventures

Per Matt After double-dipping into spy thriller and revenge fantasy genres last year, EPIX brings back Pennyworth for a second season with a whole new objective: It’s finally time for Alfie and his ragtag crew to export their very specific… Continue Reading →

Project Power Asks, “What’s Your Superpower?”

Wouldn’t it be cool to choose your own superpower? Would you choose invisibility, so you can shuffle around the world without notice (some of us already do, but that’s another story)? How about having the strength to lift tons of… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Hell or High Water

Per Matt Well deserved or not, the heist genre has received a lot of criticism throughout the years (most recently from Rick and Morty). Implementing the double cross can be tricky business, especially when the screenwriter’s attempts at maintaining reality… Continue Reading →

Is Bad Boys for Life Worth the Wait?

Back in April of 1995, director Michael Bay introduced us to a pair of Miami detectives and best friends, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, portrayed by Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, respectively. The pair of cops investigated the heist of… 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 that people will like. On the other hand, you’ve got the fandom purists who… Continue Reading →

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