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Is The Shape of Water a Hellboy Spin-Off?

Is that Abe Sapien from Hellboy? Is this his origin story? These were my first thoughts as I watched the new trailer for The Shape of Water.

True Terror Happens When A Monster Calls

True terror doesn’t always come in the form of a big-budget CGI extravaganza. In fact, it feels more authentic when it’s seen through the eyes of a child and it’s directly impacting the character’s entire family. True terror happens when A Monster Calls.

Beauty and the Blur

Beauty and the Beast has been the box-office darling for the past week or two, scoring big on nostalgia, romantic notions and fairytale charm. The one place it doesn’t win is the quality of the 3-D. It’s actually a blurry,… Continue Reading →

Nightmares Come to Life in Nashville

I’ve never reviewed a haunted attraction before, but that’s not to say I haven’t been to tons of them. I’ve been to some of the best in the country, including Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios.

Tim Burton Produces a Peculiar Adaptation

Per Matt Describing a beloved book of the Miss P trilogy to someone new to the material can be quite daunting. A story about time-traveling mutants hiding from monsters during World War II may sound bizarre, but it’s only a… Continue Reading →

The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

It’s hard to imagine that a story about unusual children with strange abilities, written as a scary fairy tale combining real-life creepy vintage photographs with a fictional story wasn’t tailor-made for Tim Burton, but sometimes reality is stranger than fiction. Expertly written… Continue Reading →

Expedition Unknown Continues to Search for the Truth

Josh Gates returns for all-new legends, mysteries and evidence as he hunts for the truth in Season 2 of Expedition Unknown.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Nashville Repertory Theatre

Per Matt Nashville Rep’s final performance of the year goes out with a bang!

Robert Ripley: A Curious Man

Per Matt Robert Ripley’s rags-to-riches journey becoming one of America’s first media celebrities is almost as bizarre as some of his unusual (but truthful) cartoons.

MTAC Interview: Chii Sakurabi

Per Matt At the 2014 Middle Tennessee Anime Convention J-pop singer Chii Sakurabi visited the Media Suite for an interview discussing her latest album, designing traditional Japanese clothing, incorporating a fantasy world into her music and performing a series of… Continue Reading →

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