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Nashville Film Festival Shorts and Spirit Halloween: The Movie

It’s the first day of October and that means it’s an all-new day at the Nashville Film Festival… so it’s time to watch some all-new entertainment! Matt takes a look at the short films Shedding Angels, OST. and Night of… Continue Reading →

She-Hulk Breaks the Glass Ceiling (and the Fourth Wall)

Per Matt The Incredible Hulk played a major role in bringing a powerful-but-flawed comic-book character into my impressionable years. As a Child of the ’80s, I preferred to purchase my DC Comics (leaning heavily on Batman), while watching the Marvel… Continue Reading →

IFC Films’ Swallow is Hard to Stomach

IFC Films made headlines last year when it bought the U.S. rights for the Carlo Mirabella-Davis film Swallow. This purchase was made shortly after the movie premiered to great accolades at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film’s star, Haley Bennett,… Continue Reading →

Breaking In: The OK-est Movie of the Year

It occurs to me Breaking In, with its Mother’s Day weekend release date, was supposed to be some kind of mother-empowerment film. Unfortunately, while the promise of this was there, the film fails to deliver.

Captain Marvel and Future Female MCU Heroes

With Captain Marvel fast approaching in 2019 and it being the 21st movie within the MCU, I wanted to highlight a few super-strong female heroes that I could easily see showing up in the MCU.

February is for Frights: Celebrating Women in Horror Month

February is Women in Horror Month, a time of year where we recognize and celebrate the ever-growing contributions of women in the horror entertainment industry and in horror culture. Like any industry, horror has largely been a boys club for… Continue Reading →

Gerald’s Game is the After-School Special of Horror Films

Sometime during the ’90s, I read Gerald’s Game. I never particularly liked the book, although it wasn’t terrible. It was just never one of Stephen King’s more horrifying novels. It reads much like a  really well done Lifetime movie, and… 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 →

Wonder Woman and the Definition of the Modern-Day Superhero

Per Matt Throughout the years, different types of heroes have emerged. Those of the 1930s were vastly different from those of the early ’80s, the ’90s and even today. Superheroes reveal the story of America, so, what exactly does the… Continue Reading →

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