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Something is Wrong in Men in Black: International

During a recent free preview weekend, Starz broadcast Men in Black: International and since I hadn’t caught it at the local movie theater — much like the rest of the country — I decided to record it and attempt to… 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 →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Is Bad Boys for Life Worth the Wait?

Back in April of 1995, director Michael Bay introduced us to a pair of Miami detectives and best friends, Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey, portrayed by Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, respectively. The pair of cops investigated the heist of… Continue Reading →

Now That The NFFA Has a Dirty Backstory, What’s Next For The Purge?

This is not a test. As a television series, The Purge takes a behind-the-scenes look at Big Brother and explores violence as a deterrant to violence, which ultimately only seems to create serial killers. Sounds more like an deadly, lawless… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Skywalker is Both the Best and Worst Film in the Star Wars Saga

A long time ago, in a town far, far away, a little boy was introduced to the Star Wars Universe. Sitting down with his friends, the opening crawl appeared on screen, complete with the orchestral explosion that shook him to… Continue Reading →

Andy Serkis Brings FX’s Christmas Carol to Life… After Death

What’s a holiday tradition without a good, old-fashioned ghost story? Charles Dickens’ classic gets revisited in the FX miniseries, A Christmas Carol, featuring the multi-hyphenate filmmaker, Andy Serkis. Holiday horror will never be the same.

Jumanji: The Next Level Gets Lost in the Jungle

In 2017, one of the best Robin Williams films, Jumanji, got a much-needed sequel. Yes, a true sequel, unlike the reboots that Hollywood has been pushing out the past few years. The events of the original movie were mentioned in… Continue Reading →

Jojo Rabbit Dances Around Heavy Topics

Per Matt Taika Waititi is a genius. I’ll admit it, I was late to the party to figure it out, but after watching Thor: Ragnarok, I finally came to my senses. The way he balanced the complicated character with lighthearted… Continue Reading →

Rian Johnson’s Redemption Begins With Knives Out

Per Matt Fanboys and girls were furious with Rian Johnson after he turned the Star Wars franchise upside down with The Last Jedi. I mean, those online petitions to remove Episode VIII from that galaxy’s canon didn’t sign themselves, you… Continue Reading →

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