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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 →

Organized Crime Gets Bumped Off as Harlem’s Godfather Hits the Streets

Per Matt Organized crime. Gangsters. The Mafia. Crime lords. The kingpin. A mob boss. Hitmen. A made man. Wise guys. Every element depicting the true-crime aspect of America’s (and Italy’s) not-long-ago past always intrigues me, so I was very curious… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse Brings Controlled Chaos to Second Season of The Purge

If you’re a fan of Blumhouse Productions — and who isn’t? — and you haven’t seen any of the first four Purge movies or you possibly missed Season 1 of the basic-cable adaptation, you might not know what you’re missing…. 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.

Killer Revelations Haunt HBO’s Barry

When it comes to television shows, there are not many that make me think as deeply about life as Barry. There are so many subtleties that end up becoming full-blown revelations later on that I can’t help but tell everyone… 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 →

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?”

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