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My Guilty Pleasure: I Still See You

Per Matt What happens when you pair an attractive actress with a convoluted, over-complicated premise that speaks way over the heads of its intended audience? It’s simply the next stop on this My Guilty Pleasure train ride… all aboard!

Rick and Morty Asks, “Who’s Who?”

After what seemed to be a throw-away line of dialogue, almost like a joke, that aired last season on Rick and Morty, it was never really addressed. Would Beth, the matriarch of the Smith family, allow her father, the mad… Continue Reading →

Dispatches’ Finale Proves Series is Weird, But Not Weird Enough

When watching a TV show that attempts to uncover a secret society under the veil of a social game, many surprises are uncovered. There’s plenty of plot devices (probably a few too many), more than a few red herrings and… Continue Reading →

Bumblebee 2: Electric Boogaloo

Per Matt The robots in disguise are definitely stuck between a rock and a hard place. On one hand, there’s the Michael Bay live-action movies (affectionately labeled as Bayverse), which focused on endless action, terrible writing and extremely poor-looking character… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Tackles Social Class with Science Fiction

Bong Joon Ho is no stranger to social structures. As the writer-director of the 2013 feature film, Snowpiercer, and last year’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, Parasite, the filmmaker knows how to make a point while using the science-fiction and horror genres… Continue Reading →

Life Interpretations Via Dispatches From Elsewhere

Finding the puzzles hidden within everyday life may be tough enough, but decoding those puzzles, while making accurate interpretations is even harder. So it goes for four ordinary people in Dispatches From Elsewhere.

Rick and Morty Teach Story Structure

Per Matt Not quite the storytelling techniques of Save the Cat, but in addition to the bizarre misadventures of mad scientist Rick Sanchez, along with his willingly wishy-washy grandson, Mortimer “Morty” Smith Sr., the first new Rick and Morty episode… 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.

Brevity is No Virtue: Rewarding Elongated Movies

Per Matt When you’re a famous writer-director-producer working on a big-named project, sometimes the biggest enemy of a filmmaker can be yourself. Quite a few of the most-anticipated movies of 2019 have been longer than necessary for audiences to endure…. Continue Reading →

Fear Finale Raises Questions About The Walking Dead’s Future

Tough calls can easily flip the best-laid plans. That’s why the last few minutes of Fear The Walking Dead‘s season finale, “End of the Line,” actually feel appropriate for the franchise (along with its title), as a main character is… Continue Reading →

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