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Dispatches From Elsewhere: An Adventure Wrapped in a Mystery, Tied to a Conspiracy?

I’m a little shocked by how I feel after watching two episodes of the new AMC television series Dispatches From Elsewhere. I was blown away by the prospects of the anthology series and what could develop from the first season… Continue Reading →

Sounding Off About Blumhouse’s The Invisible Man

Per Matt As a fan of the original Universal Monsters — which I absolutely adored in my younger years — I was tortured by the modern-day remake of The Mummy, which was horrendous in all the wrong ways. I hated… 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 →

Sonic the Hedgehog Sets the Pace for Video Game-Based Movies

Traditionally, video game film adaptations fail to capture the spark of the game from which they are rendered. Often, the “creative freedom” that is extended to Hollywood with the source materials is bastardized in a way that completely alienates it… Continue Reading →

Frankenstein is Shocked Back to Life With IFC Midnight’s Depraved

IFC Midnight’s Depraved is a modern-day retelling of the highly loved horror classic, Frankenstein, which was written by Mary Shelley in January of 1818. In the 202 years since her story first reached the light of day, there have been… Continue Reading →

The Wind Blows Chills Down Your Spine

There’s something about horror films taking place in the pioneer days that just makes them all the more creepy. It could be that you know the victims are truly cut off from society, with only those in their general vicinity… 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.

Project Blue Book Divides Sci-Fi Fans

Searching for the truth continues in Season 2 of Project Blue Book as the government battles “conspiracy theories” concerning unexplained events, fear of the unknown and unusual phenomena (including aliens and flying saucers), all the while silencing the public unrest… 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 →

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 →

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