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All-Star Vampires Unite for Small-Screen Shadows

How would you behave if you were three 100-year-old vampires, living in New York, baring your souls while being followed by a documentary camera crew and you just accidentally killed an ancient one from the Old Country? In case you’ve… Continue Reading →

What’s the Secret of Skinwalker Ranch?

Many, many paranormal and supernatural anomalies can be found on the mysterious 512-acre plot of land in Uintah County, Utah. And a new investigative group has formed to explore the unknown in The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.

Weathering With You is an Artistic and Thoughtful Gem

Anime is one of those “love/hate” genres in film for myself. Back in my teens, I used to love watching Dragon Ball Z, Vampire Hunter D and others, because it was edgy. The cartoons were against the norm. You didn’t… Continue Reading →

Booksmart is This Generations’ “Coming of Age” Film

Coming of age films are a mainstay in Hollywood. Every single generation has their own take on it. Back in the ’90s, when I was a high-school kid, the movie was either Clueless, Dazed and Confused, She’s All That or American… Continue Reading →

Discovering Witches (and Vampires and Demons)

Vampires can no longer sire, demons are falling to madness and witches are losing their powers… and somehow an American who has been offered a professorship at Oxford controls the fates of all three species. This is how A Discovery… Continue Reading →

Have I Got a Story for You? The Amazing Nature of Anthologies.

I love a good short story. Whether it’s a one-off comic, a piece of flash fiction or an episode of an anthology series, I’m a sucker for short form. Growing up, I devoured anthologies — literary and cinematic — because… Continue Reading →

Netflix’s Bright Combines Bad Boys and The Lord of the Rings

Bright is a new cop drama film from Netflix. But unlike any of the other cop dramas that saturate the streaming media service, this one brings in the “what if” mentality. What if the world as we know it was… Continue Reading →

From Peggy Olson to Offred: Why Elisabeth Moss is the Actress We Need and Deserve

Elisabeth Moss has steadily become one of my favorite actors working today. I admit, if not for her solid and consistent performance in Mad Men, I likely would’ve lost interest in the TV show after a season or two. Yes, I… Continue Reading →

Ruminating on The Leftovers Finale

I watched The Leftovers final episode last Sunday, hoping for the satisfying ending that Lost never gave me, and though I’m not sure Lindelhoff gave me much resolution, I can say this finale has been stewing around in my head almost constantly… Continue Reading →

The Miss P Trilogy Checks Out With Library of Souls

It is true we live in a strange world, but the imagination of author Ransom Riggs is particularly peculiar. In Book Three of his first series of novels (nicknamed Miss P by his fans), he has created an astounding one where children with… Continue Reading →

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