Tag crime noir

EPIX Gives Billy the Kid a Sympathetic, Vengeful Backstory

Per Matt The wild, wild West has always fascinated me. I’ve enjoyed all sorts of Western tales throughout the years, with True Grit and 3:10 to Yuma being a couple of favorites (along with their remakes), as well as Eastwood’s… Continue Reading →

The Riddler May be The Batman’s Greatest Villain

Riddle me this. Riddle me that. Who’s the biggest threat to the big, black bat? It’s a question that has been presented to Batman fans since the character was introduced. For many (including myself) the only true threat that the… Continue Reading →

Moody Black Lotus Expands the Blade Runner Universe

Is it possible to fall headfirst for a setting, a city and a timeframe, but absolutely despise the theme of a story? That’s kind of my relationship with Los Angeles 2032 and Blade Hunter: Black Lotus.

Don’t Breathe 2 Gives Me Mixed Emotions

When Don’t Breathe came out in 2016, I admit I really enjoyed it. It was a little weird rooting for people who had committed a crime and broke into a man’s house. But once we learned more about the heinous… Continue Reading →

Looks Can Be Deceiving for Last Night in Soho

Per Matt What happens when you combine a time-travel tale with a noir ghost story, all wrapped as a love letter to the Swinging Sixties? You get Last Night in Soho, which never truly finds solid footing from any of… Continue Reading →

Is Prisoners of the Ghostland the Wildest Nicolas Cage Movie Yet?

Picture this: A grizzled Nicolas Cage enters a bank and holds it up. The heist goes bad, and his accomplice ends up killing several people before Cage is arrested for the crime. Later, a man dressed in all-white shows up… Continue Reading →

Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn Are the Future of the DC Universe

Per Matt It should surprise no one that the DC Extended Universe appears in need of some assistance. Ever since Christopher Reeve donned the blue-and-red tights in 1978 (rest in peace to the influential actor), big-screen success for the comic-book… Continue Reading →

Chris Rock Spirals Into The Book of Saw

Per Matt Torture porn is NOT my cup of tea. I also shudder at times while watching anything related to body horror. That’s a gruesome combination. I’m just not into it. After watching the original Saw film, I largely bowed… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Works Best When Real Life Isn’t Involved

Per Matt A funny thing happened between Season 7 and Season 8 of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Real life. While the Coronavirus may have delayed the series’ production schedule pushing back the current season premiere a little later than usual, that wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Gunpowder Milkshake Builds a Great Female-Centric Franchise

Per Matt Action movies aren’t exclusive to male actors, as Writer-Director Navot Papushado proves that women can kick ass, too, in the Netflix film, Gunpowder Milkshake!

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