Tag dark comedy

IFC’s Rent-A-Pal Explores How Obsessed You Are With Wil Wheaton

When I first saw Ensign Wesley Crusher on the U.S.S. Enterprise, it was in an episode called “The Naked Now.” Basically, the entire crew became intoxicated on polywater. At this time, I was kinda new to Star Trek: The Next… Continue Reading →

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island is a Jumbled Mess, But Easy to Enjoy

Fantasy Island was one of those shows my parents watched while I was growing up. It aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1984 and starred Ricardo Montalban (who also played one of my favorite villains, Khan Noonien… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Creepshow

What kind of images instantly come to your mind when Creepshow is mentioned? Not Shudder’s remake, but the movie from the ’80s.

The Two Best Films of 2019 You Haven’t Watched

Per Matt 2019, as a whole, was a good year for Hollywood. Movie theaters offered a plethora of options to audiences. There were some stinkers, there were some surprises and there were some hidden gems released throughout the year. As… Continue Reading →

Rejection, Redemption and Rebranding: Season 3 of Get Shorty

Per Matt For Season 3, Get Shorty reboots its storyline as the entertainment industry experiences blackmail during the #MeToo era in the EPIX showbiz satire.

Adam Sandler Gambles on Future With Uncut Gems

Per Matt This Christmas, a depressing, degenerate gambler will be gracing movie screens everywhere, as an anti-holiday release by A24 Films hopes to grab your attention and get your admission into theaters, but the bigger gamble is by none other… 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 →

The Dead Don’t Die is a Shambling Zom-Com That Challenges Expectations

The term “zom-com” is something rather new to me. I have heard of “rom-coms,” or “romantic comedies,” but “Zombie comedies” is not something I tend to put together in my head. But when I stop and think about it, there… Continue Reading →

EPIX Seeks Perpetual Grace

Per Matt As the opening quote by Alfred Hitchcock sets the tone for the series premiere of Perpetual Grace, LTD, the modern noir drama opens as a son is disowned by his parents, looking for a disillusioned random person to… Continue Reading →

#cancelsouthpark

When Comedy Central advertised the 22nd season of South Park, it included the hashtag #cancelsouthpark. Was this a marketing ploy? A way to troll their fans? A cry for help from the show’s longtime creators? Or a preemptive strike against… Continue Reading →

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