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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 →

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 →

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