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Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Per Matt As Labor Day honors and recognizes the contributions of laborers in the United States, I thought it would be a pretty good time to shine the spotlight on the hard-working studio musicians of Detroit who became the backbone… Continue Reading →

Words on Bathroom Walls Gives Schizophrenia a Voice We Can All Hear

Words on Bathroom Walls is a new feature film from director Thor Freudenthal, based on the book of the same name by Julia Walton and adapted for the screen by Nick Naveda. The story focuses on the day-to-day struggles of… Continue Reading →

Hitchock/Truffaut Celebrates All Forms of Cinema

Per Matt If you enjoy watching modern-day movies — especially the horror genre — you’ve got Alfred Hitchcock to thank for that. Known as the “Master of Suspense,” the filmmaker rewrote the defining elements of what made a movie. And… Continue Reading →

Steven Yeun Finds Hard-Earned Success After Walking Dead

Per Matt Can you believe that it’s been almost four years already since Glenn Rhee was written out of The Walking Dead? It happened during a major event on the hit TV show. Not only was Negan introduced in a… Continue Reading →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Creepshow

What kind of images instantly come to your mind when Creepshow is mentioned? Not Shudder’s remake, but the movie from the ’80s.

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 →

My Guilty Pleasure: Daybreakers

A worldwide plague turns humans into vampires. A lack of blood supply threatens survival. And humanity’s last hope may be an immortal hematologist who refuses to feast on humans. Daybreakers is My Guilty Pleasure.

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 →

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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